Call for Artists: Ely Winter Festival Snow Sculpting Symposium


Ely Winter Festival

Test your artistic muscle at the 27th Annual Ely Winter Festival Snow Sculpting Symposium!

Join other snow sculptors at this world class event being held February 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th, 2020 @ Whiteside Park in Ely, MN.

Each team (up to 3 people per team) is expected to create their sculpture within the specified dates, primarily working during viewing hours for Ely Winter Festival visitors.

This event is a Symposium, NOT a competition, so no prizes are given. This encourages the artists to be open with their work and fosters camaraderie between teams (We have SO MUCH FUN!).  The symposium is an art exhibition of snow sculptures primarily within the confines of Whiteside Park in Ely, with occasional select other locations.  This symposium is an interactive event, with a public "performance art" element to it, so viewers can walk through the park and observe artists creating the sculptures. Each sculpture is created by a team of artists lead by a team leader.

Artists may use any non-motorized tools hand tools needed to complete their sculpture. Many artists make their own special tools just for this event.

Perks for sculptors include:
*Some gas mileage

Learn More HERE!


Opportunity Opens

Wednesday, Aug 21st 2019

Opportunity Closes

Thursday, Feb 6th 2020, 8:00am

Application Location

MN Artists