Governors Island Ice Sculpture Show
Governors Island Arts x Times Square Arts
Feb 2—3, 2024
Open at all times
See the schedule for island hours.
Governors Island Arts and Times Square Arts are pleased to announce a new partnership and open call for Governors Island’s third annual Ice Sculpture Show, taking place on Saturday, February 3. The festive winter event will coincide with the annual Love in Times Square fête on February 14, 2024, which celebrates Valentine’s Day with weddings, surprise proposals, and vow renewals in the square’s plazas.
The Ice Sculpture Show provides New Yorkers and visitors from around the world with the singular opportunity to experience live ice carving, alongside all the open space, cultural, educational, and historic resources and attractions that the Island offers year-round. Artists of all disciplines are invited to submit their proposed artwork online here through December 8, 2023 (deadline extended!).
Ten artists will be chosen and each selected finalist will be awarded $2,000 and will be paired with a professional ice carver from Okamoto Studio, where sculptures will be carved in a two-hour public event on Governors Island on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Visitors are invited to witness this real-time ice carving and vote on their favorite sculpture for the “People’s Choice Award” at the end of the event. A larger-scale version of the winning sculpture will then be carved and installed by Okamoto Studio in Times Square as a visual anchor for the district’s annual Valentine’s Day events, where New Yorkers and visitors alike will celebrate love through surprise proposals, weddings, and vow renewal ceremonies on the Square’s iconic Red Steps.
Presented by Governors Island Arts and Times Square Arts, in partnership with the Friends of Governors Island.
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.