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Snow sculptures International Festival

In January 2022. Winter art with snow sculptures in San Candido and in San Vigilio

January Trentino-Alto Adige -San Vigilio and San Candido (BZ)  Children | Culture/History | Festival | Nature/Excursions

30 artists coming from all over the world divided into 10 teams take part to the 31st snow sculptures International Festival in San Candido and in San Vigilio, near Bolzano, in the region of Alto Adige, two municipalities at the foot of the Dolomites. The Festival takes place in San Vigilio from January 13 to January 15, 2021, and in San Candido in January 2022.

Enormous cubes of pressed snow (3x3x3 m) are placed all over the villages at the artists’ disposal. They are allowed to use a saw, a shovel and their inspiration with only water to solidify the snow sculptures.

Snow sculptures must be completed within the three days of the event, then, it’s up to the visitors and the inhabitants to choose the best ones.
The location is cunningly illuminated so the sculptures can be admired also at night. Sculptures are left there until spring thaw will melt them.

(photos from the official website)

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