The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to announce the 2023 Call to Artists for Snow Sculpture submissions. The Recreation & Culture Division will host its annual Snow Sculpture Competition as part of SnowDay on the Waterfront, which takes place on Family Day in February. 

SnowDay on the Waterfront embraces winter with fun outdoor programming designed to get people outside and enjoying the season. The event's main attractions are the snow sculpture creations. This year's competition theme, “Local Landmarks & Landscapes”, allows artists to submit concepts ranging from iconic architecture to natural formations that are reflective of our community, fun focused, and family friendly. Professional artists, professional artist-led teams, organizations and community groups across the region and beyond are encouraged to apply. 

“Thunder Bay has a rich tapestry of beautiful landscapes and historic landmarks to celebrate.  We look forward to this year's submissions and artists’ interpretations," said Louisa Costanzo, Cultural Development, Community Programming & Events Supervisor. “We’d also like to challenge local businesses, organizations and community groups to enter as a team-building exercise or friendly competition between themselves."

There are two separate application processes for submissions - one for professional artists and professional artist-led teams, and another for submissions by community groups and organizations. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 11, 2023 @ 11:59 pm EST.

For more information and to view the full application package, please visit

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Contact: Louisa Costanzo, Supervisor – Cultural Development, Community Programming & Events, 628-5250 or