Siberian Festival of Snow Sculpture
January 2020

The festival is a real winter holiday attracting attention of the locals and the city guests who have an opportunity to enjoy the open-air exposition for one month.

The Siberian Festival of Snow Sculpture is an international annual creativity contest. The first festival took place on 22nd-25th December 2000. Since that time it has been gathering professional sculptors and artists from Russia and other countries.
The festival is traditionally held from 8th till 31st January; it starts with a grand opening and finishes with rewarding the winners. It involves two separate competitions: the one for professionals and the other for children.
Snow compositions are set in the Pervomayskiy Public Garden of Novosibirsk.
The professional sculptors are provided with blocks of pressed snow up to 3 metres high, all necessary equipment and tools. 1,5-metre-high blocks are available for children. Ice sculptures have been made as well for some years.
The festival is covered by press and has a great importance for creative people from all over the world.

Venue: Pervomayskiy Public Garden or Pervomaysky Skver. It is located behind the Novosibirsk State Museum of Local Lore
Event cost: Free

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