The hay bales are back.
The Dade City Center for the Arts announced the kickoff of its third annual Dade City Hale Bale Painting Project with six painted hay bales on display at varying parks and locations throughout the city through Nov. 12.
This is the third consecutive year painted hay bales have been on display, but the second year the center was able to provide sponsorships for them.
Sponsors include Florida Cracker Lunch on Limoges, the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce, Karatinos Law, PLLC RX Pharmacy, Schaper Roofing, Construction & Pools and VITIS Realty.
The hay bales were donated by Joey Wubbena of Sumner Knoll Farms.
Local artists expressed their creativity through their designs on the bales.
Most of them have a fall theme, but one painted by Kevin Taggerty maintained his American flag theme from last year.
In a piece published by The Laker/Lutz News in 2021, Taggerty, a U.S. Air Force veteran, explained: “Veterans Day is in November and it’s a tribute to them.”
Lucy Avila, vice president of the Dade City Center for the Arts, said the community response to the art work has been well-received and draws considerable interest each year.
For more information, visit DadeCityArts.com.
Third Annual Dade City Hale Bale Painting Project
Artists and locations
Curtis and Jasmine Wright — Agnes Lamb Park, 14200 Ninth St.
Kevin Taggerty — Hardy Trail at Church Avenue, in front of The Spoke, at 37800 Church Ave.
Olivia Balogh — Naomi Jones Park, 38122 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Patty Reese, Delanie Reese, Alissa Ross and Cassidy Welch — Polly Touchton Park, 13620 Seventh St.
Randy Hernandez — Price Park, 37415 Magnolia Ave.
Ryah Taggerty — Watson Park, next to the Community Garden, at North Avenue and Main Street, in Dade City.
Published October 26, 2022