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.
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.