Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Event Returns to Downtown Dubuque, Feb. 10-13
Jenni Petersen-Brant, City of Dubuque, 563.690.6059, firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Stowell, Dubuque Museum of Art, 563.581.9688, email@example.com
Feb. 3, 2022 -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
– The City of Dubuque Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
and the Dubuque Museum of Art
are pleased to partner to present the 2022 Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Competition and Festival in Washington Park (700 Locust St.) from Thursday, Feb. 10, through Sunday, Feb. 13. The free community event will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the park.
The snow sculpting event will feature four professional teams and two student teams representing Clarke University and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Teams will be located on the Bluff Street side of the park, sculpting from Thursday, Feb. 10 until noon on Sunday, Feb. 13. Each team begins with a 6 foot by 8 foot tall block of manufactured snow. The public is encouraged to visit sculptors and observe carving process throughout the week and into the weekend.
From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, the community is invited to explore the final snow sculptures and vote for their favorite, online or in-person. Tools and blocks of snow will be available for those inspired to try their hand at snow sculpting on a first-come first-served basis. Versus Food Truck will be onsite selling hot food and beverages.
In addition to the People’s Choice Award, a team will be selected to advance to the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition
in Lake Geneva, Wis. Mayor Brad Cavanagh will present the awards at 4 p.m. in the Dubuque Museum of Art’s lobby.
“The Winter Arts Festival connects the City, the Museum, professional sculptors, students and families for friendly competition and artful inspiration,” said Mayor Cavanagh. “We all enjoy the creativity on display and the fresh Winter air.”
“We love the way the entire community comes together to bring this festival to life,” added Gary Stoppelman, Executive Director of the Museum. “Bring your Valentine or the whole family and celebrate our community’s creative spirit.”
The event is supported in part by Sundown Mountain Resort, McCoy Trucking/Truck Country, Conlon Construction, Selco, Inc, KWWL, Black Hills Energy, Forget-Me-Not Landscaping, and Weber Concrete. The event is sanctioned by WinterFun, Inc.
Volunteers are needed on Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., to prepare the blocks of snow for the sculptors. Those interested in more information on volunteering should contact Danielle Stowell at the Dubuque Museum of Art at 563.581.9688 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, visit www.cityofdubuque.org/winterarts
or contact City of Dubuque Arts & Cultural Affairs Coordinator Jenni Petersen-Brant at email@example.com
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