NOTICE: The Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival 2024 has been cancelled due to warmer than expected temperatures
On Sunday, February 18th, gather in Washington Park and celebrate our community’s creativity at the 7th Annual Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival.
Inspired by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s performance, families, friends and first time sculptors are invited to sculpt their own masterpiece on the theme of love. Accompanied by music from the DSO, stroll among giant snow creatures carved by teams competing for a slot at the U.S. National Championships.
Warm up with fried chicken from Birds and hot cocoa served by the Community Foundation’s youth philanthropy program, the YAPPERS.
Volunteers are needed on Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 8 AM to 12 PM to prepare the blocks of snow for the sculptors. Work in involves physical labor, climbing ladders, and extended periods of time in the cold.
Those interested in volunteering should contact the Dubuque Museum of Art at 563.557.1851 or firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the roster of volunteers.
Watch This Video Featuring Last Year's Event:
The Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival and Competition is a sanctioned WinterFun, Inc. contest. The 2023 festival was produced through a partnership between the Dubuque Museum of Art and the City of Dubuque and supported in part by Sundown Mountain Resort, Truck Country/Kemp Trucking, Conlon Construction, Selco Inc, KWWL, Black Hills Energy, Forget-Me-Not Landscaping, Weber Concrete, HyVee, Key City Creative Center, Jimmy John's, Papa John's, and Wicked River Event Production.