What a perfect weekend for Marietta’s coldest event! Thousands of locals and visitors came downtown on Saturday to see hand-carved ice sculptures on display during Marietta Main Street’s Marietta Ice Show, sponsored by Glenwood Community. Sixteen pre-carved sculptures were displayed throughout downtown on Front, Second and Putnam Streets, as well as on the Armory Lawn where folks were able to watch artist Tyson Whistler carve the seventeenth and final sculpture live. Despite hail, snow, and gusts of wind, the community was eager to partake in this festive, outdoor event that most look forward to all year.
While no pictures truly do Tyson Whistler’s incredible ice sculptures justice, we didn’t want you to miss out on seeing these beautiful works of art if you did not make it to downtown Marietta over the weekend. Each sculpture was carved and detailed by hand with craftmanship many years in the making and put on display for the community to enjoy. Tyson went above and beyond this year with elaborate designs that glistened in the snow. Without further ado, here are the 17 sculptures Tyson carved for Saturday’s Marietta Ice Show, including the live carving at the Armory!
Sponsored by PrimeLending
Sponsored by Marietta Brewing Co.
Sponsored by Marietta Moose Lodge
Sponsored by The Cook’s Shop
Sponsored by Clutch MOV
Sponsored by JustAJar Design Press
Sponsored by The Galley
Sponsored by the Riverside Artists Gallery, Marietta Adventure Company, Tampico Mexican Restaurant, and Rainbow Creek Land and Development
Sponsored by Baker & Baker Jewelers
Sponsored by Peoples Bank
Sponsored by Tabletop Puzzles & Games and Andy’s Toy Chest
Sponsored by Mattressmax
Sponsored by the Marietta-Washington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sponsored by Memorial Health System
Sponsored by Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council
Sponsored by We Lov Pets
Tyson began carving his final sculpture on site at the Armory at 2:00 pm on Saturday, finishing up around 5:00 pm, just as the sun began to set. This stunning sculpture is of two hands holding the world. Learn more about artist Tyson Whistler and his process.
Clutch MOV was proud to once again be a sponsor for Marietta Main Street’s Marietta Ice Show! We are grateful to artist Tyson Whistler for sharing his incredible art with our entire community. Thank you to Marietta Main Street, their volunteers, and all of the sponsoring businesses for coming together to create a special day for the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Did you take photos of our Viewfinder sculpture during the Marietta Ice Show? Tag @clutchmov in your photos for a chance to win a prize! Be sure to tag us before Monday, January 18th at noon, at which time we’ll announce a winner!