Northampton celebrates 10th annual Ice Art Festival

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Northampton is celebrating its 10th annual Northampton Ice Art Festival on Friday.

It is a family-friendly winter tradition that features ice artists on the streets of downtown Northampton, creating sculptures viewable by the public. People can watch the artists as they create works of ice art that will be on illuminated display during the Arts Night Out.

22News spoke with ice artist David Barclay who says the festival size has doubled this year.

“There are now sixteen carvers here in downtown Northampton,” said Barclay. “It’s just a great way to get people to come downtown it’s a lot of fun and adults get just as excited about this as kids do.”

The Downtown Northampton Association has provided a map of all the locations you can see the ice carving in action. Maps will also be handed out on the sidewalk as well as at each of the sculptures.

photo credit: Downtown Northampton Association

The Ice Arts Festival event will be running Friday, February 14th from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

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