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Be PART of the Ice Festival!

Artist Amy Mester - Ice Festival 2011

Be an actual part of the Ice Festival in downtown Rockford, Michigan this coming Saturday and Sunday – January 14 and 15, 2012!

The Rockford Area Arts Commission will be featuring all forms of the arts in the Gazebo to the west of the Rockford Dam (view map).

Do you have a lovely piece of artwork you’d like others to enjoy? Or are you feeling creative and would like to make something special for the Ice Festival?

A beautiful sculpted block of ice will be magically transformed into a stage curtain – and we need YOU to provide the artwork in front of it! This is your chance to showcase your artwork for the entire strolling public to see. Artists of all ages are welcome to bring their work to the Gazebo for one half-hour time period to exhibit your creation. You are also welcome to bring promotional materials (such as business cards or brochures) to share as well!

Click for an Ice Festival Map (PDF)

We have time blocks for ten artists to be featured on Saturday the 14th, and six artists on Sunday the 15th.

The artwork will be highlighted on a first-come, first-served basis in the frame. If you miss your scheduled time slot, you are welcome to check back, but we will move ahead to the next artist in line if you are a no-show. Please contact Stacy Niedzwiecki at artisticdesigns@charter.net to sign up for your exhibit time slot to have your artwork featured in the Gazebo.

Be sure to please tell us which half-hour time slot you prefer – and your website URL if you’d like to be listed here at our website:

Saturday, January 14, 2012

    • 11:00 am
    • 11:30 am
    • Noon – Lila Harmon (painting)
    • 12:30 pm – Paul Willis (photography)
    • 1:00 pm – Dana Ziebarth (watercolor)
    • 1:30 pm – Stacy Niedzwiecki (photography)
    • 2:00 pm
    • 2:30 pm
    • 3:00 pm
    • 3:30 pm

Sunday, January 15, 2012

  • Noon
  • 12:30 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm
  • 2:00 pm – Scott Valentine – “The Imperfectionist Painter” (painting)
  • 2:30 pm

Your choice of artwork is entirely up to you, so long as it is appropriate for a family setting. Due to the unknown conditions of the weather – please know the safety of your artwork is of utmost concern. Please protect your artwork appropriately while transporting it to the Gazebo, and if conditions are not favorable, we will not put it in harm’s way.

See you this coming weekend in the Gazebo!


  1. Dana Ziebarth says:

    Have painting and can be there at 1:30 on Saturday. – Dana Ziebarth

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