Experience a weekend like no other at the Canadian Stone Carving Festival; Canada’s largest gather of stone carving artists in Ottawa.
On the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of July 2017, stone carvers from Canada, the U.S. and Europe will congregate at the famous Sparks Street outdoor Mall in Ottawa Ontario to display their skills and creativity. Using hand tools only, participants will have 18 hours over three days to complete their pieces. The public is invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of this traditional work site and to engage with the carvers. On the afternoon of the 23rd, all pieces will be auctioned to the public, with proceeds being donated to Ottawa Innercity Ministries.
The Canadian Stone Carving Festival is not a competition and is open to carvers of all levels of experience from beginner to professional. 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.