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Minnesota Brothers Have Built Their 9th Snow Sculpture


Walvis the Whale 

The Bartz brothers newest (and largest they’ve ever done) is a whale snow sculpture that sits 22 feet tall and over 63 feet long and has become a celebrated attraction! 

In the summer months, the brothers have a landscaping company and in the winter, they are building MASSIVE snow sculptures. 

As you can imagine, they are scrounging for snow at the beginning of the year. Austin says church parking lots is a perfect place to go and load some up and, as he notes, the outside has to be pristine snow, which they usually pull from local ponds or the roof of the house! 

In this podcast: Austin explains how to idea came about, how they build the snow sculptures and the interesting tool they have built to help! 

(Photo courtesy of 

Bartz Snow Sculptures

For a Cause

All of the sculptures have been “sea life themed”… not only because it’s ironic, but because they are raising money each year for clean water. 

We are excited to continue our partnership with One Day’s Wages to raise money to provide access to clean water and sanitation to more communities around the world! Your generosity each year inspires us to keep building, and we couldn’t have this impact without you! …

This year, our goal is raise $50,000 to empower communities through access to clean water. Donations made to our campaign will go towards clean water projects in Uganda and Niger.

CLICK HERE to donate

(Last years sculpture, courtesy of 

Bartz Snow Sculptures



 to see all their sculptures from previous years!

You can see their sculpture at: 2777 16th St NW
New Brighton, MN 55112


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From 2018: A London snow artist ‘walked’ designs into Target Field!

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