DRIGGS, Idaho — The 11th annual Driggs Snowscapes, the largest public art display in Teton Valley, will return to the Driggs City Plaza Monday.

Artists will sculpt all day on Driggs Plaza from Monday, Jan. 16 through Friday, Jan. 20. This year nine sculpting teams will move over 30 tons of snow to make seven snow sculptures, in harmony with this year’s theme, Winter Sports. The snow sculptures will be judged by a panel including Mayor August Christensen, artist Jason Borbet and others

Student artists from Teton Valley Middle School and South Fremont High School in St. Anthony, Idaho, will also participate by creating non-competition exhibition-style sculptures. Students will learn about snow science from National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructors and watch as professional sculpting teams offer sculpting demos.

The event culminates with the Driggs Snowscapes Community Block Party and Voting Day at the Driggs Plaza, 60 South Main Street, on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Schedule for block party and voting day

  • Quick Sculpt Competition – 1-2 p.m.
  • Kid’s and People’s Choice Voting – 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Snowscapes Awards Ceremony – 2:30 pm
  • Snow-inspired games for kids – 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • Hot chocolate and cookies – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Local business and nonprofit booths with games and treats – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Upon the conclusion of the event the Downtown Driggs Association will be hosting the “Let it Glow” Snowball to be held at Victor’s West Side Yard from 6:30-10 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets for the snowball can be purchased online at Downtowndriggs.org.

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Toby Koekkoek is a Community News Reporter, and a recent resident of Teton Valley. He enjoys writing about our region's community events and the movers and shakers that make up the culture of this unique mountain town. He enjoys deep powder, and deep thoughts, skateboarding, playing racquet sports, riding his bike, and nerding out on music. Toby also coaches freeride skiing for the Jackson Hole Ski Club and runs skateboard camps in the summer.