Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Carmel Indiana Ice Festival

This past February I went to visit my children and grandchildren who live in the Carmel Indiana area.  I was fortunate to be there the weekend of "Carmel's Festival of Ice".  Carmel, IN – Eight of the top ice carvers from around the Midwest bring their tools and talents to Carmel for a weekend of ice carving competition and demonstrations (source)

It was really fun getting outside and seeing these great works of art.


The city was beautifully lit up with lights of their own to celebrate the event and winter.




Each sculpture was protected by the sun with a tent, and roped off to keep people from getting too close.



The grandkids sure had fun looking at the sculptures.  



This was one of my personal favorites.  The detail in that mane is incredible.


I loved this angel fish too.



The name of each artist and where they came from was by each sculpture.  Carmel residents were able to vote and pick their favorites.  You can see who won HERE.



This little plumbing dude was so cute and fun!



The red lights in the ground changed colors.  The kids really enjoyed watching them.



This seahorse was the grandkids favorite.  I can definitely see why.





 Have A Great Day!  Amy

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26 comments:

  1. Such beautiful photos. How sweet.

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    1. It was a lot of fun. And it's great to find something to do in the dead of winter too.

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  3. That looks like so much fun! One of the local towns hosts a Fire and Ice festival each February where ice carvers come but it's a day time event so no fun lights. We love that they leave the sculptures up for at least a week after and we try to get down there to check out the carvings. I am always so impressed with the details they can carve out of ice!

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    1. It was fun, and doesn't it just blow your mind how they can carve these designs? I'm so impressed.

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  4. What works of art! All look amazing and what a fun thing to see in winter! I love the seahorse and angel fish, but they all are gorgeous!

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    1. They are definitely works of art, and it's nice that communities create fun things like to do in the winter.

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  5. Those sculptures are amazing. What a fun outing!!
    OXOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. They certainly are. It was such a fun evening.

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  6. The lion is my favorite. Beautiful.

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  7. These are some spectacular work by talented artists!

    Thanks for being a part of 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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  8. Oh wow, so very beautiful and I would love to seen that in person. Very nice.

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  9. Wow what a spectacular exhibition. The art is so incredible. I love them all I don't think I can pick one Thanks for sharing it Have a wonderful week Cris

    http://www.photosbycris.com.au/?p=14593

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    1. Yes, it's amazing isn't it? Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Wow these are all incredible.

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  11. Fantastic photos and ice sculptures! Such happy memories for your grandchildren!

    ❤️carmen

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    1. Thank you! Yes, definitely making memories.

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  12. Amy, this is so cool! I had to go check out the prize winners and those are some seriously intricate ice sculptures! What amazing talent from all of the participants! I bet the kids really had a great time. I think the seahorse is my favorite, too!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. It sure is. Would you believe we never saw the winning sculptures in person? We didn't know they were located in a different spot in town. But, we know now for next year!

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  13. So behind on my blog reading. I always enjoy ice sculpting contests and photos and yours did not disappoint. Followed your link to the FB page to see the winning creations. Love the one that looked like a harp. Alethea is just adorable in her darling soft pink coat. I bet she was the biggest duck in the puddle at the festival.

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    1. I'm so mad we missed the award winning sculptures in person. I always travel that time of year, so maybe next year I can be sure to hit that area.

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