Snow Art

As Festival du Voyageur begins yet another year in Winnipeg, I thought it would be relevant to take the time to show some appreciation to the dedicated artists who work with snow and ice throughout the world.

It takes a special person to be able to focus for hours on end, in frigid temperatures, all for the sake of art. Take for example, Simon Beck. At age 56, Beck estimates that it takes around 10 hours on average, to complete a design in the snow. First there is finding a location, then concept development, calculating the geometrics and sketching the design before all the outdoor fun begins. If you take a look at his Snow Art below you’ll see that stomping down the snow is only a portion of the task, but it brings a whole new level of appreciation.

Beck’s Snow Art may not be available to be seen in person, but lucky for us Winnipeggers we have the pleasure of taking in other winter artistry with snow sculptures scattered throughout the city! This year there are eleven teams from across the world that will be battling the cold to carve sculptures at nine locations in Winnipeg. Whether you choose to venture outside, or appreciate the sculptures from the inside of a toasty, warm vehicle, I highly recommend checking out some, if not all, of the sculptures!

Click the link below to find a sculpture near you!

Also, to see more of Simon Beck’s, Snow Art check out his website: