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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Basalt Public Arts Commission presents Basalt Adventures in Ice - Objects of Nature


This year’s exhibition will feature four objects of nature common to our Valley, including snowflakes, pinecone, trout, and Colorado bluebird.  These life-sized sculptures will be carved by two ice artists, Thomas Barlow from Carbondale and Michael Bickelhaupt from Englewood. The sculptures will be exhibited beginning January 15th with installation to be finished by January 17th.  A live sculpture exhibition will take place at Arbaney Park starting around 10 am on Sunday, January 16th.  

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Everyone invited to enjoy Basalt Adventures in Ice – Objects of Nature with one sculpture located at the TACAW property in Willits Town Center, one in Arbaney Park, one at the Basalt Regional Library, and the last along Midland Avenue near Alpine Bank in downtown Basalt. 


A children’s take-home art activity kit related to the ice sculptures will be available while supplies last and can be picked up at the main entrance of the Basalt Regional Library during the library’s business hours. 


Basalt Public Arts Commission is a public arts program - including both the visual and performing arts that strengthens, unifies, and celebrates community identity, sense of place and economic development. BPAC works with the Basalt Town council, committees, boards, and local organizations to implement a public arts program for the benefit of the Basalt community.


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