The 2011 Snow Sculpture in the Dark in Loveland, Colorado will run December 5-10. An updated blog about the event will be posted on Nov. 18. In the meantime, go here for details.
While at downtown Loveland’s Winter Walk today I came across some ice sculptures in the making. Witnessing art being made is fascinating to me, especially since I have a hard time drawing stick figures, so of course I stopped and watched.
It turns out this was a preview of something much, much bigger. Downtown Loveland, Colorado is going to play host to Sculpture in the Dark, a snow sculpture competition, and street festival. The event starts with the closure of a few downtown streets on Wednesday, Dec. 8, so that the five snow sculpting teams can get started. The event culminates on Saturday with the announcement of the ice sculpture winning team and lots of other activities.
This festival makes a lot of sense because Loveland is already known for it’s sculpture, with Benson Sculpture Park, an internationally renowned sculpture show each summer, and dozens of sculptors and artists calling the area home.
Be sure to get downtown to vote for you favorite between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, December 10. Stay downtown for Night on the Town, Loveland’s second Friday art walk. The festival draws to a close after the Parade of Lights through downtown Loveland on Saturday evening.
There are lots of other activities on tap for this event including wagon rides with Santa, musical entertainment, a live nativity scene and more. For the entire line-up including times and locations go to Engaging Loveland.