The weather has kept organizers of the Salem So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture festival on the edge of their event-planning-seats this winter. With forecasters calling for snow, there was great optimism that the ice sculptures would make it through the weekend - and, indeed, they have!
Here are a few pictures from Saturday. Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the sculptures, the chocolate, and, we hope, our restaurants, shops and museums. We had a great time!
|Ice Effects sanding the seams of the PEM Shape Shifting sculpture.|
|Chiseling in the final details.|
|The detail on this dragon was awesome.|
|Cupid AND Gemstones. Perfect match.|
|In addition to Tin Tin in ice, Mud Puddle hosted Valentine making in the store.|
|The Salem State University Viking.|
|Tall Ship Friendship on Pickering Wharf|
They did a great job - the sculptures were wonderful, and the weather stayed cold over the weekend, so most were still standing on Monday morning.
Thanks to Salem Main Streets for organizing another - the TENTH, in fact! - fantastic celebration of Chocolate and Ice Sculptures!