Remember the life-size fiberglass cows in the downtown? Well now there are gigantic, larger than life-sized doves.
The first went up last week on the pedestrian boulevard not far from Teatro Nacional. The project is being sponsored by the Municipalidad de San José. Just like the 130 life-size cows in the 2008 Cow Parade, the doves will be tackled by artists. Most will be school children, but some professionals also will get to decorate a dove. The decorations will take place in August, and the finished products will be judged in September and remain on display for the rest of the year.
Grupo Vallas y Gigantografías, the outdoor advertising company, is the prime sponsor of what is being called Peace Parade. This is the same company that sponsored the Cow Parade.
The event was a benefit with the majority of the money raised selling the painted cows going to charities.