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What is the Canadian Stone Carving Festival?

This three-day event is a unique opportunity to interact with professional carvers, artisans and enthusiasts as they turn blocks of limestone into one-of-a-kind works of art using traditional methods. Stone carvers from Canada, the U.S. and Europe will congregate to display their skills and creativity. Using hand tools only, participants will have 18 hours over three days to complete their pieces. The Canadian Stone Carving Festival is not a competition and is open to carvers of all levels of experience from beginner to professional. The public is invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of this traditional work site and to engage with the carvers.

When: July 20, 21 and 22 (auction of finished pieces on July 22 at 2pm)

Where: Sparks Street Mall, Ottawa Ontario

All proceeds support Ottawa Innercity Ministries! 


This event was created by Smith & Barber-Sculpture Atelier Inc. to promote craft fellowship amongst carvers, build public awareness about the trade and raise money for charity.

For more information, to donate to this event, or to sponsor this event, visit www.canadianstonecarvingfestival.com


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2017 Canadian Stone Carving Festival Team