Sullivan County, NY (May 18, 2023) - The Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail, a vibrant and captivating public art initiative, is pleased to announce the addition of a stunning new dove to its collection. This latest installation further enhances the artistic landscape of Sullivan County and offers visitors an engaging and immersive experience.
The Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail, in partnership with Sullivan 180, showcases a series of beautifully crafted dove sculptures created by talented local artists. Each dove is thoughtfully designed to symbolize peace, unity, and the unique spirit of the Sullivan Catskills region. These art pieces are strategically placed in public spaces, parks, tourism businesses, and cultural sites, encouraging residents and tourists to explore and connect with the beauty of the area.
The new dove will be unveiled at NAMI Sullivan County, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, on Tuesday, May 30 at 1 p.m. at 20 Crystal Street in Monticello. The artist, William Edward Bentley, included in the design the Van Gogh Irises, which are the symbol of hope for NAMI. The unveiling comes at the culmination of Mental Health Awareness Month, recognized in May.
“We are delighted to be included on the Dove Trail and to have such a beautiful vehicle for mental health awareness,” stated Lori Schneider, Executive Director of NAMI Sullivan County. “NAMI Sullivan is the County’s voice on mental illness, and this will allow us to be able to share information about our mission to whoever travels down the Dove Trail.”
The Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail has been instrumental in fostering community engagement and cultural appreciation since its inception. The trail has become a popular attraction, drawing art enthusiasts, families, and nature lovers alike. Through its unique combination of art, nature, and local heritage, the trail offers a one-of-a-kind experience that celebrates the rich diversity and creative spirit of the Sullivan Catskills.
"We are thrilled to unveil this captivating new addition to the Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail," said Roberta Byron-Lockwood, President/CEO of the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association. "The artistry and creativity behind each dove sculpture continue to impress and inspire. We hope that this latest installation will further enrich the trail and provide visitors with an unforgettable journey."
The Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail invites everyone to explore the newly added artwork and discover the profound stories behind each sculpture. Visitors can engage with the trail by using the official trail map, available on the Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail website or at various local establishments. More Doves will be added to the trail in the coming weeks, stay tuned for more announcements.
For more information about the Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail, please visit www.sullivancatskills.com or call 845-747-4449.
About Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail: The Dove Trail was created to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Festival and tell the story of our communities that is uniquely the Sullivan Catskills. The SCVA will continue the Dove Trail as a legacy project to bring global awareness and enhance the digital footprint of the Sullivan Catskills and to continue the economic impact it has brought to the county.