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This dove was unveiled at the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon on May 13. Artists Anna Marie Pronto, Joel Peterson and Kaylan Cemelli created it. 

Doves landing throughout Sullivan

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Doves begin landing this week throughout Sullivan County. There’s one at the Villa  Roma  Resort, one at the Narrowsburg Union, another at the Discovery Center and the Quickway Diner. Altogether, 50 of the Woodstock-inspired birds will be unveiled through June 7.

The doves are all part of the Sullivan County Dove Trail created by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous Woodstock Festival in Bethel.

The doves are each five feet high, one foot wide and seven feet long, and they have all been painted by local artists. According to a press release from SCVA, “Artists were instructed to use the 1960 color palette; famed artist Peter Max as inspiration; and to create design that was indicative of the community’s character creating a narrative that is uniquely Sullivan Catskills.”

 “We are so excited to have these doves throughout our county. They will truly be a draw for new and returning visitors. We are proud of our local artists who all exceeded our expectations. Each dove tells a story and creates a descriptive tapestry of the Sullivan Catskills,” stated, Roberta Byron-Lockwood, CEO of the SCVA. “We are going to create a website, brochure and interactive programs to inspire travelers to visit each dove. We anticipate this project to spur visitor spending.”

The dates for the unveiling of each dove, including those with receptions can be found at the SCVA Facebook page.


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