PHOTO: The second day of the Ice Sculpture Festival
Today, February 3, from 10 o’clock in the morning, visitors were delighted with 45 competition works, including several large-format photo sculptures and ice objects created by sculptors Kārlis and Maija Īles. One of the ambitious works is a photo sculpture of a five-meter long dragon. On the other hand, in the ice bar “Atlantida – lost treasures”, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of various underwater images. It is noteworthy that the mirror image technique is used in this work, but some elements are made by filling the sculpture with snow.
It should be reminded that this year’s festival anniversary already marks a quarter of a century – during this time, the event has been visited more than a million times, delighted visitors with more than 1,000 works of art, and has grown from a Latvia-wide event to the ten most ambitious ice sculpture events in the world. For the first time after the pandemic, the festival has been revived on a historical scale – it welcomes visitors with two stages and a wide entertainment program both in the Post Island and in the open-air concert hall “Mītava”, as well as on Jānis Čakste boulevard.
Today, the visitors were entertained by a wide family entertainment program, ice sculpture demonstrations, the group “Latgalīšu reps”, “AC/DC project” from Lithuania, Aija Andrejeva and DJ Mareks Ameriks.
More information about the festival is available HERE.
Information about traffic restrictions and what every visitor should know can be viewed HERE.