Eau Claire Hosts Chainsaw Sculpture Championship
6 Aug, 2013
U.S. Open of Sculpture Championships to Take Place Aug. 8-11
Paul Bunyan Logging Camp in Carson Park is set to host the U.S. Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championships August 8 – 11, 2013.
The best chainsaw artists from Austria, Australia, Germany, Japan, and the United States will be competing during the event. Designing with the theme of wildlife in mind, they will turn 8-foot simple logs into stunning works of art. Competition carvers will work on their pieces Thursday-Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon will feature an award ceremony, followed by an auction of the sculptures. Guest carvers will be on hand daily creating smaller pieces of art that also will be auctioned off.
There will be a variety of kids’ activities daily and Saturday and Sunday, Bill Jamerson will be performing throughout the day. Don’t worry about planning meals; a wide variety of food will be available, including pie and ice cream. There will be a special social event Friday night from 5:00PM – 10:00PM, where visitors can meet the carvers and then watch them in action during a quick-carve competition; spectators can stay after and bid on the pieces to take home with them. There will also be a silent auction featuring a wide array of fun items.
This is a family-friendly event. Everyone is admitted free Thursday, courtesy of Xcel Energy. Kids up through age 17 receive free admission for the entire event thanks to McDonough Manufacturing. Advanced adult prices are $5 for a day or $10 for the entire event ($6 and $12 respectfully at the gate). Advanced tickets are available at all Gordy’s County Markets.
Visit Eau Claire is sending this press release courtesy of Paul Bunyan Logging Camp. Visit Eau Claire effectively markets the Eau Claire area as a destination for conventions, group tour, and leisure markets; to promote regional economic growth; to enhance the area’s overall identity and image; to sell fun, promote fun, and most importantly, have fun.