DRIGGS, Idaho — The 11th Annual Driggs Snowscapes wrapped this weekend with a community block party and voting day at Driggs City Plaza.
As the largest public art display in Teton Valley, each year, select artists sculpt all day on Driggs Plaza. The sculpting window took place from Monday, Jan. 16 through Friday, Jan. 20.
This year, nine sculpting teams moved over 30 tons of snow to make seven snow sculptures, in harmony with this year’s theme of “Winter Sports.”
The snow sculptures were judged by a panel including Mayor August Christensen, artist Jason Borbet and by an open vote from the public. More than 2,000 votes were cast Saturday at Driggs Plaza and online via QR code for visitors’ favorite snow sculptures.
The winning sculpture was “Who’s Caught” pictured above and sculpted by Team Snowbuddy Knows.
Team members include Richard Brown (Team Captain), Mary Mullaney, Cynthia Stoetzer, Marlene Wusinich and Ralph Mossman.
Student artists from Teton Valley Middle School and South Fremont High School in St. Anthony, Idaho, participated by creating non-competition exhibition-style sculptures. Students learned about snow science from National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructors and watched as professional sculpting teams offered sculpting demos.