Vanderbilt Seeks Artists for Ice Sculpture Festival

Winter at Eagle’s Nest, the Vanderbilt Estate, Mansion and Museum
Vanderbilt Museum photo

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum is looking for ice artists to feature their work in Ice Fest at Eagle’s Nest, its first ice sculpture festival, to open in February 2019.

“We are looking for all Ice Sculptors who would like to participate in this exhibit and showcase their talents,” said Jim Munson, the Vanderbilt’s operations supervisor. “We are looking for live demonstrations as well as ice sculpture displays that will help advertise the artists’ businesses. We have a limited number of spots available and encourage early entrants.”

To secure a spot in this year’s Ice Festival, or to obtain more information, please contact Jim Munson at 631-379-2237 or by email:

Participants, in return for their effort and contribution, will receive:

  • Signage that identifies their business at each sculpting site. These signs will be viewed by every visitor to the Vanderbilt throughout the length of the festival.
  • Recognition on the Vanderbilt website – including the Vanderbilt’s weddings page and publicity on its social-media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
  • Publicity through news releases sent to regional media (including Newsday, News12, Fios 1, Patch, and Long Island weekly newspapers).
  • Free advertising for six months on the dome in the Vanderbilt Reichert Planetarium, which is viewed by all guests prior to the start of each show.
  • A one-year Associate Membership ($125 value) to the Vanderbilt Museum, which includes free passes to Planetarium shows and guided Mansion tours. (Members receive free admission to more than 1,000 institutions that belong to the North American Reciprocal Museum Association.)
  • Inclusion of business literature in the wedding information folder given to every potential bride who visits with Vanderbilt wedding planners.

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