Unique event to transform ice huts into an art gallery

Ice Cube Gallery planned for February 9 and 10 on Lake Kashawigamog in Haliburton County

Presented by Red Events and hosted at Bonnie View Inn on Lake Kashawigamog in Haliburton County, Ice Cube Gallery features three ice huts housing the work of four local artists along with local food, music, and more. (Composite photo: Red Events / Patrick Lightheart Art & Design)
Presented by Red Events and hosted at Bonnie View Inn on Lake Kashawigamog in Haliburton County, Ice Cube Gallery features three ice huts housing the work of four local artists along with local food, music, and more. (Composite photo: Red Events / Patrick Lightheart Art & Design)

When you think of a little hut on a frozen lake in the middle of winter, ice fishing is probably what first comes to mind.

But what about a pop-up art gallery?

That’s the concept behind Ice Cube Gallery, a new event being planned for the weekend of February 9th on Lake Kashawigamog in Haliburton County.

Two years ago, friends Gary Blundell, Victoria Ward, Collin Burke, and Dan Manley (who owns and operates Russell Red Records out of Haliburton) conceived of the idea of creating an ice hut art gallery.

With the help of Toronto-based artist and graphic designer Patrick Lightheart, the idea is now becoming a reality.

Ice Cube Gallery will feature installations by professional artists Rod Prouse, Victoria Ward, and Hendrika Sonnenberg and Chris Hanson. (Photos courtesy of the artists)
Ice Cube Gallery will feature installations by professional artists Rod Prouse, Victoria Ward, and Hendrika Sonnenberg and Chris Hanson. (Photos courtesy of the artists)

On February 9 and 10, 2019, three ice huts will be erected on Lake Kashawigamog where they will house installations by four local artists: Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg, Victoria Ward, and Rod Prouse.

In addition to the Ice Cube Gallery, there will be local food, drinks, music, a bonfire, and skating — along with overnight accommodation — at the nearby Bonnie View Inn resort.

For more information and updates, visit www.icecubegallery.ca and follow Ice Cube Gallery on Facebook and Instagram.

The Ice Cube Gallery takes place on February 9 and 10, 2019 at the Bonnie View Inn resort on Lake Kashawigamog in Haliburton County. (Photo: Bonnie View Inn)
The Ice Cube Gallery takes place on February 9 and 10, 2019 at the Bonnie View Inn resort on Lake Kashawigamog in Haliburton County. (Photo: Bonnie View Inn)

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