Mother Nature and a crazy amount of creativity usually make a great team in New Brighton. The Bartz family has been creating large snow sculptures in their front yard since 2012.
These sculptures aren’t just large, they are gigantic! When I say “usually” make a great team, the recent rain has made things a little challenging.
The GRAND Opening: Bartz Snow Sculpture event usually takes place January 1st. This year it’s being delayed. They are hoping to open on Jan 2nd or 3rd. This year’s sculpture is currently covered in plastic to try to keep it, however they have announced that it’s a giant Whale. They’ve been sharing progress on their Facebook page.
There’s no admission to view the sculpture, however the family appreciates donations. Each year the money raised goes towards clean water through the organization One Day’s Wages.
Also a reminder that their location, 2777 16th Street NW, in New Brighton, is in a residential neighborhood. If traffic is backed up, look for parking at a nearby park and walk. There’s a playground parking area around the corner on 28th.
About Bartz Snow Sculptures:
When it does open, the hours will be 8am-10:30 pm until the beginning of February. Keep watching their facebook page and hopefully the weather cooperates soon. Invite your friends, it will be fun!
Please help the cause and contribute to their effort to raise money for clean water. Click here to donate: https://give.onedayswages.org/snowsculpture