Second Annual Northampton Ice Art Festival
Get ready for thrills and chills at the second annual Northampton Ice Art Festival that begins on Friday, February 10, 2012. The public is invited to witness the creation of fabulous ice sculptures throughout downtown starting at 10 am that day. Completed works will highlight Northampton's "Arts Night Out," 5-8pm and remain on display throughout the weekend. If the weather cooperates, everyone will still be enjoying these artfully crafted masterpieces on Valentine’s Day!
Participants come from a wide variety of backgrounds with different levels of experience and expertise. Following is a list of ice artists and their locations. You can also download a map at the Northampton BID website. And don't miss the beverage luge carving on the patio at the Hotel Northampton! Details below.
Carver Ralph Streete @ Mama Iguana's, 271 Main St.
Installation Artist Chris Nelson @ J. Rich Clothing for Men, 22 Masonic St.
Sculptor Tim de Christopher @ Memorial Hall, 240 Main St.
Spoleto's Bill Collins & Claudio Guerra @ Pizzeria Paradiso, 12 Crafts Ave.
Special Guest Don Chapelle @ Thorne's Marketplace, 150 Main St.
Sculptor Greg Stone @ Cathy Cross, 151 Main St.
Multi-Media Artist Peter Dellert @ First Churches, 129 Main St.
Professional Ice Carver Joe Almeida @ Spoleto, 50 Main St.
Snow Sculptor David Rothstein @ Moshi Moshi, 4 Main St.
Maine-based Painter Mat O'Donnell @ Eastside Grill, 19 Strong Ave.
The Ice Art Festival is produced by the Northampton Business Improvement District in cooperation with the City of Northampton and Arts Night Out.