Winter Arts 2022 Snow Sculpting Competition & Festival

Winter Arts 2022 Snow Sculpting Competition & Festival
Public Event and Voting: Sunday, February 13th
Washington Park

The Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the City of Dubuque, will host the 2022 Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Competition & Festival, sanctioned by Winter Fun Inc., February 10th – 13th. Visit with the artists as they transform 288 cubic feet blocks of snow into masterful works of art.

Vote for your favorite on Sunday, February 13th, from 12PM – 4PM. Families are invited to make their very own snow sculptures. Stay warm with Asian street food from VERSUS food truck.

Special thanks to event sponsors:

Conlon Construction
Sundown Mountain
McCoy Group & Truck Country
The Dubuque Museum of Art
City of Dubuque Office of Arts & Culture
Winter Fun, Inc.
Selco, Inc.
KWWL
Forget Me Not Landscaping
Weber Concrete
Black Hills Energy
Wagner Nursery

 

2021 Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Competition

 

Washington Park
Feb 10 at 8 AM CST – Feb 13 at 4 PM CST
Price: Free · Duration: 3 days

This free, family-friendly event is brought to you by the Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the City of Dubuque’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Winterfun, Inc. This event is also made possible by the generous support of our corporate sponsor, Barton Wealth Management.

Sculpting will take place Wednesday through noon on Saturday, with teams working day and night to turn blocks of 288 cubic feet of snow into masterful works of art. The winning team will have the opportunity to represent the state at the 2022 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, WI.

Sculptors begin their work on Wednesday, February 10 and have through noon on Saturday to transform their 288 cubic feet block of snow into a work of art. The public is invited to visit the park to view the progress throughout the week.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Saturday afternoon family-event will shift to safer, socially distanced or home-based opportunities including alternate methods for people’s choice voting, sharing of suggested at-home snow sculpting activities, and promotion of drive-by or socially distanced on foot viewing of the completed pieces.

WINTER ARTS – 2020 Snow Sculpting Competition

Saturday, February 8th
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Washington Park (Across from the Museum)
FREE

The Dubuque Museum of Art and the City of Dubuque Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs are pleased to partner to present the 2020 Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival, a free community event.

The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite sculpture for a People’s Choice Award. A State of Iowa award winner will be selected by a local jury and will advance to the US National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, Wis. Both winners will be announced at the event at 3:45 p.m.

The community snow sculpting portion of the event offers the public an opportunity to sculpt as well, either as a team or individually. Community teams or individuals of any age interested in creating snow sculptures of their own will have access to a number of designated blocks. Tools will be provided. Those interested in carving snow should wear clothing appropriate for the weather.

The Dubuque Museum of Art will offer free admission and tours of the current exhibits during the event. The Glab Family Art Studio will be open with lots of hands-on activities for all ages.

Hot beverages and food will be available for purchase on site, courtesy of Frosted N’ Filled and Happi Hibachi

The event is supported through in-kind contributions from Sundown Mountain Resort, Jamar Pattern., and Truck Country and is a sanctioned Winterfun, Inc. contest.

For additional information, or questions on event schedule changes, visit www.cityofdubuque.org/winterarts or contact the Dubuque Museum of Art at 563.557.1851.

2019 Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Competition

Saturday, January 26, 2019, Washington Park
Free!

The Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the City of Dubuque’s Art in the Park initiative and Winterfun, Inc., hosts the Winter Arts In The Park – 2019 Snow Sculpting Competition January 26, 2019 in Washington Park in Downtown Dubuque.

Come to see pro & student teams battle it out for People’s Choice and Best in Snow. You can vote for your favorite team from 12 pm to 3:30 pm. Announcement of the winners will be made at 3:45 pm. Everyone is also invited to try their hand at snow sculpting in the community/family area. Materials and tools will be available on site.

Snow Sculpting teams can be observed creating their outdoor masterpieces beginning January 23rd up until the celebration on the 26th.

Photo credit: City of Dubuque 2018
Photo credit: City of Dubuque 2018