Art comes in many forms. In downtown La Porte, art is coming in the form of ice sculptures to help launch WinterFest, the City of La Porte Park Department's days of winter activities. From 3pm to 6pm on January 24th, people can come downtown and see the ice sculptures being made live by the ice artists.
The Ice Sculpture Demonstrations will be taking place throughout downtown La Porte in front of shops on Lincolnway, State Street and Jefferson Avenue. Local shops hosting ice sculptures include Roxy Music, Thaddeus C. Gallery, Engstrom Jewelers, Cookery Tried and True Café, Zelden's Shoe Store, Magic Sports, Goose Feathers Gifts, Rocco's Gallery, Mucho Mas, As Time Goes By, B& J's American Café, Suds on State, Kessler Lofts and the Vintage Rose.
These sculptures and artisans were sponsored by local businesses including NIPSCO, General Insurance Services, Suds on State, Giraffe Development, Sauers Buick GMC, Roxy Music, Kabelin Ace Hardware, Haas & Associates, Centier Bank, Anytime Fitness, and the La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
There are many other great winter events going on that weekend following the ice sculptures downtown including fitness activities, carriage rides, an ice fishing derby and much more. For more information on WinterFest, visit www.cityoflaporte.com or call (219) 326-9600.