Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Competition
Now through Saturday, February 13 in Washington Park
Kicking off today, February 10, in Washington Park in downtown Dubuque is the return of the Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Competition produced in partnership between
the City of Dubuque Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
and the Dubuque Museum of Art
Teams began carving this morning and will have until noon on Saturday, February. 13, to complete their sculptures, each carved from a six-feet square by eight-feet high block of manufactured snow. This year's event will features 2 professional teams from Dubuque and a student team representing the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
A State of Iowa award winner will be selected by a local jury and will advance to the U.S. National Snow and Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, Wis.
Please note that Due to COVID-19 concerns, the traditional Winter Arts’ Saturday afternoon family-event will shift to safer, socially distanced and home-based opportunities in which the public can participate including:
Drive-by viewing of the sculptures is encouraged; sculptures are located on the Bluff Street side of Washington Park between 7th and 6th Streets. Washington Park will remain open to foot traffic; masks are required and social distancing should be adhered to by those viewing the sculptures on foot.
The event is sponsored by Barton Wealth Management, LLC and supported through in-kind contributions from Sundown Mountain, JaMar Pattern, Inc., Truck Country, and HyVee. Special media coverage by KWWL. The event is sanctioned by WinterFun, Inc.
For additional information and access to online engagement activities, visit www.cityofdubuque.org/winterarts
or contact the Dubuque Museum of Art
at 563.599.9486 with questions.