The Grand Marais Art Colony's annual Winter Arts Festival, January 25 - February 1, is comprised of two unique events, a Winter Plein Air and Snow Carving Symposium.
Six large snow carvings are currently on display throughout Cook County.
(Click on the audio mp3 above to hear from two of the snow carvers in this year's symposium.)
(Click here to see a video showing snow carver Rick Skoog at work on the harbor in downtown Grand Marais, from photographer Stephan Hoglund)
2013 Snow Carving Location & Carvers:
Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte - Vic Germaniuk & The Eh? Team
Caribou Highlands in Lutsen - Twisted Sisters: Joi Electa, Mary Laberge, Shanna Strickland, Denise Myears
Lutsen Mountains in Lutsen - The O'Connor Clan
Joynes Ben Franklin in Harbor Park, Grand Marais - Rick Skoog
Grand Marais Art Colony - Elise Kyllo and Keith Morris
Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail - David Seaton
To learn more about the Grand Marais Art Colony, visit their website.