Art on Snow Festival
The art week in Gastein
In 2021 the Alp’s biggest art festival stages the medium water – Kids and adults are invited to marvel, to have fun, to experience and to interact. Skiers and snowboarders can even enjoy art while descending the slopes.
With the Art on Snow 2020 the Gastein valley from January 30 to February 5, 2021 transforms into a giant art exhibition extending over the Gastein villages as well as the mountains – for the ninth time in a row now. This year's motto is "Europe as a guest in Gastein".
Sculptors create imposing and partially also walkable snow and ice sculptures, photographers present their works in an „illumunating“ way and multimedia art forms such as live audio-video storytelling or mapping shows display the diversity of contemporary art. Water in ist different conditions of aggregation is not only the most important building resource for the artists, but also the biggest treasure of Gastein, which became internationally famous because oft he healing thermal water.
The probably best combination of art and winter are sculptures out of ice and snow. From chunky snow and ice blocks, the artists will carve and mill out several ice sculptures with artisanal and handicraft skills at various locations throughout the whole valley. The skiers can stop by and watch the artists working with their saws, files and machetes directly in the ski resort.
The detailled program will follow soon!