Ice Art in the Streets of Northampton this Friday

2nd Annual Northampton Ice Art Festival
Friday, Feb. 10th, 2012

For the second year in a row the streets of Northampton will be filled with ice shavings and the sound of chisels & chain saws while sculptors and ice carvers create magnificent works out of ice.  This year’s Northampton Ice Art Festival will take place on Friday, February 10th.  Artists will begin working at 10am on Friday, and will have completed their works by evening- spectators can check out the process throughout the day, then check back later on to see the finished product.

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The event is part of February’s Arts Night Out Northampton event, sponsored by the Northampton Center for the Arts.  Ice sculptures will be at many locations throughout town, and many galleries and businesses will be open and displaying work as part of the event as well.  Weather permitting, the sculptures will remain in town throughout the weekend!  This year’s ice sculptors are coming to the project from a variety of backgrounds- there are sculptors of all types (snow included), installation artists, carvers, and even a painter!  For more information on the event, visit nohoarts.org.  The Ice Art Festival showcases art in an infrequently utilized medium- don’t miss this opportunity to see the beautiful, unique, and ephemeral works of art!

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