Loveland Snow Sculpture in the dark

Thank you to all of the artists involved in the sculpting, as well as the community, for a great event! We will be posting photos very soon so please check back. If you were not able to attend Snow Sculpture in the Dark, below are some video highlights and details about the event.

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Snow Sculpture in the Dark

Loveland’s fourth Annual Snow Sculpture in the Dark, the Colorado Snow Sculpture National Qualifier, will take place Feb. 10 – Feb. 15 in downtown Loveland. The five-day snow-sculpting event will feature internationally recognized snow sculpting teams from across the state of Colorado including Breckenridge, Arvada and northern Colorado. The winning team from Snow Sculpture in the Dark will become Team Colorado and represent the state at the national competition in 2015.  

All snow sculptures will be showcased along 4th Street from Cleveland Avenue to Garfield Avenue Each team, made up of three sculptors each, must hand carve their snow creations from a basic 8’ x 8’ snow block. A panel of juried judges as well as the community will judge final sculptures in several categories. The winner will be announced the evening of Sat. Feb. 15.

Snow sculpture is an art form practiced outdoors, and is even considered performance art in the eyes of some. The materials and tools vary, but frequently consist of hand tools such as shovels and hatchets. Snow sculptures are typically carved out of a single block of snow weighing roughly 10 - 30 tons. The snow is tightly packed into a form after having been created by artificial means or collected after a snowfall.

A snow stomping party will be held on February 10th to help prepare the snow for the snow sculpting competition and teams begin sculpting on February 11.  Snow sculpting will occur from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. each day February 11 – 15, culminating in judging and “People’s Choice voting” Saturday. Thursday, February 13th is Dine Around Night featuring the sculpting teams in downtown Loveland.  Pourhouse Bar & Grill, Henry's, Cactus Grille, Next Door, Mo'Betta, 4th Street Chophouse & Generations will each be hosting a team for dinner.  Art enthusiasts are invited to meet, greet and eat with the sculptors.  This is a unique opportunity to interact with the artists-- autograph signing, picture taking, and learning more about the snow sculpting process.  Dining starts around 6 PM.  

Below includes an event schedule (please note that all times subject to change due to weather):

SUNDAY, FEB 9

Streets close late afternoon

MONDAY, FEB 10

Early AM forms dropped
Mid day snow dumped
5 PM Snow Stomping kicks off

TUESDAY, FEB 11

1:00 PM Sculpting begins

WEDNESDAY, FEB 12

9:00 AM Sculpting Continues

THURSDAY, FEB 13

9:00 AM Sculpting Continues
6:00 PM Dine Around Dinner

 FRIDAY, FEB 14

9:00 AM Sculpting Continues
5:00 PM 4th Street Closes
5:30 PM Lighting of Pedestrian Walkway 4th to 3rd
5:00-9:00 PM Carriage Rides
5:00-9:00 PM Crepes/KettleCorn for sale
Sculpting continues through the night

SATURDAY, FEB 15

9:00 AM Finishing Touches on Sculpting
9:45 AM DJ begins
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Children interactive zone Sculpting/Penguin ring toss
10:00 AM People's Choice Voting Begins
10:00 AM Hot Chocolate Stations Open
11:00 AM Vendors Open/wagon rides begin
11:00 AM Dance Troupe
12:00 PM Judging begins
12:00 PM Dance Troupe
1:00 PM Wendy Woo performs
2:15 PM Wendy Woo performs
3:00 PM Awards Ceremony at Base Camp Roger Clark MC
4:00 PM DJ ends, Vendors close, wagon rides end
4:00 PM Sculpture glow begins
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Food giveaways--kettlecorn, cupcakes, chocolate candy

SUNDAY, FEB 16

Sculpture on display until late afternoon 

For past event photos and information, please visit HeidiTown's website.

 

5th Annual 65 Roses for Cystic Fibrosis

65 Roses for Cystic Fibrosis LogoThroughout the month of February the 5th Annual 65 Roses for Cystic Fibrosis will be selling miniature rose paintings, with 100% of proceeds going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

Find out more at www.65rosesloveland.com or visit Independence Gallery in downtown Loveland to view the roses. Join the artists on February 14 from 6-9 for a festive reception!

Independence Gallery is located in Downtown Loveland at 233 E 4th Street.  (970) 669-0889 
 
   

Valentine's Day in Loveland

My Big Date Night, a package that includes dining, beer and spirit tasting and an overnight stay at one of three local hotels, came together through the collaboration of three Loveland-based businesses: Christine Kovacs Forster, founder of My Big Day Events, LLC, along with Mechelle Martz-Mayfield, owner of NOCO Short Bus Tours, LLC, a brewery tour service, and Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, founder of HeidiTown.com, the place for Colorado festival and travel information.

The package is available on February 14 and 15 and again on February 21 and 22, with brewery tours available on Fridays and distillery tours available on Saturdays. Each package includes transportation, tasters at each stop and an overnight stay including dinner for two at La Quinta Inn, Best Western or Embassy Suites. Prices vary, ranging from $226 to $325, and are based on which hotel you choose. Another option is a $150 package which includes dinner and the brewery or distillery tour. Other package amenities include a gift bag stuffed with offers from local businesses and a cupcake at the end of the night from Be Sweet Cupcakes in downtown Loveland.

For more information on My Big Date Night, please call Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer at (970) 213-2354, email TheMayor@HeidiTown.com or go to ValentinesDayinLoveland.com.


 

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