Show your love for Portland in the 2nd Annual Love Notes Project

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches, and it’s not just for lovers. Maine’s biggest city is looking for love and it starts with a love note from you. This is the second year of Portland Downtown’s “Love Notes Project” and non-profit group asking the community to draw or write on red cards. So you can do anything, whether it’s writing bad poetry, which we totally encourage, haikus in particular, or drawing something,” Portland Downtown executive director Cary Tyson said. It can be anything, including a restaurant, a bar, a store, a street or a building.” People love downtown architecture. So there are some pretty extraordinary buildings. There are also notes of love to certain particular restaurants. first date or maybe that’s where you got engaged or maybe you saw a big show at the State Theater,” Tyson said. New for 2022 is an online painting tool that allows people to become virtual artists” Use your mouse to drop and drag. You can paint, you can write. You can use your keyboard to type in there,” Tyson said from downtown asking, “What do you love about Portland? “Seafood. Especially in the summer when the tourists are all there.” Portland resident Arthur McDermott said. Others say it’s the backdrop. “I love the Portland scenery. It’s unlike any other city I’ve lived in. It’s really beautiful,” Portland resident Jason Smith said. And others say it’s the togetherness. “Everyone stops and talks to us. It’s a very friendly town,” said Jordan Wing, a Portland worker. All of the love notes will be on display at the Portland Public Library through March. Even if your artistic ability is more doodling than Van Gogh, “we’re not looking for artists,” Tyson said. “We’re looking for passion”Although the deadline has already passed to submit love notes for library display, Portland Downtown says you can still submit your designs in person to their office, online or by mail for inclusion on their social media pages.

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches, and it’s not just for lovers. Maine’s biggest city is looking for love and it starts with a love note from you.

This is the second year of Portland Downtown’s “Love Notes Project” and non-profit group asking the community to draw or write on red cards.

“Where people just write love notes to the city about things they love, about things they would hate to see gone. So you can do anything, write bad poetry, which we totally encourage, especially haikus or draw something,” Portland downtown executive director Cary Tyson said.

It can be anything, including a restaurant, bar, store, street, or building.

“People love the architecture downtown. So there are some pretty amazing buildings. There are also love notes to some particular restaurants. Maybe this is a place where you had a first date or maybe that’s where you got engaged or maybe you saw a big show at the State Theater,” Tyson said.

New for 2022 is an online painting tool for people to become virtual artists!

“Use your mouse to drop and drag. You can paint, you can write. You can use your keyboard to type in there,” Tyson said.

We arrived in the heart of downtown wondering: what do you love about Portland?

“Seafood. Especially in the summer when the tourists are all there,” Portland resident Arthur McDermott said.

Others say it’s the backdrop.

“I love the landscape of Portland. It’s unlike any other city I’ve lived in. It’s really beautiful,” Portland resident Jason Smith said.

And, others say it’s usability.

“Everyone stops and talks to us. It’s a very friendly town,” said Portland worker Jordan Wing.

All of the love notes will be on display at the Portland Public Library through March.

Even if your artistic ability is more scribbled than Van Gogh, “we’re not looking for artists,” Tyson said. “We are looking for passion”

Although the deadline has already passed to submit love notes for library display, Portland Downtown says you can still send your creations in person to their office, online, or by mail for inclusion on their pages. of social media.

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