On July 21-23, thirty-five stone carvers gathered on Ottawa’s historic Sparks Street for the Canadian Stone Carving Festival. Each was given a large slab of limestone and 18 hours to make it into something.
During those 18 hours, I saw some amazing things.
I saw people bringing renewed life into an old art.
I saw community members giving up their time and skill for a cause.
I saw artists creating extraordinary works of art out of ordinary things.
But what was most noteworthy for me was to see the carving community interact. They are a special community who supports each other and bonds over a passion for carving. There way no competition or arrogance, just fellowship.
Together, $9650 dollars was raised in support of Ottawa Innercity Ministries.
We are so thankful for the amazing carvers who took part in this festival.