It’s hard to think of a chainsaw as anything other than a tool to roughly cut down, then hack apart trees into manageable logs – but the fact of the matter is, a chainsaw, in the right hands, can be as fine a tool as a sculptor’s chisel. A fact you’ll be able to see up close and personal at the 2016 Carving in the Ozarks, Eureka Springs’ Chainsaw Carving Festival.
An annual event for 12 years, Carving in the Ozarks is a premier, two-day, chainsaw carving event, put on by the Eureka Springs Volunteer Fire Dept, that attracts 25 or more chainsaw carving artisans and enthusiasts from around the Untied States every year. Talented artists in their own right, many of whom make a living off their work.
And you’ll be there to watch as these talented men and women pull forms of pure grace and beauty from otherwise unremarkable logs and stumps in a spray of wood chips. More than just mushrooms, trolls, and standing bears, you’ll see artistic and delicate figures, forms, and shapes you never thought the buzzing roar of a chainsaw could so delicately bring into existence.
Better yet, all of the sculptures created at Carving in the Ozarks will be put up for auction near the end of the festival: Saturday, March 16th, at 4pm. Proceeds from the Carving in the Ozarks will be donated to local charities, so you can feel extra-good about your purchase! Bidders will also be entered into a chance to win one of the carvings!
Carving in the Ozarks – Eureka Springs Chainsaw Carving Festival
April 15th and 16th, 2016 – 8am to 5pm
Victoria Inn Parking lot: 4028 E Van Buren
For photos from previous years’ festivals, as well as up-to-date info, visit: www.facebook.com/carvingintheozarks/
Lodging for Carving in the Ozarks 2016
5 Ojo Inn Bed & Breakfast offers 9 comfortable rooms in two homes and two cottages in Eureka Springs’ historic district. Every guest of 5 Ojo Inn Bed & Breakfast enjoys an elegant, three-course breakfast each morning. Let us be your home away from home while you’re in Eureka Springs and discover true hospitality. Book your stay, now.