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Weekend planner: ICE ART

Ten artists will again be taking chain saw and chisel to blocks of ice throughout downtown Northampton as the Third Annual Northampton Ice Art Festival gets underway Friday. Work starts at 10 a.m., with the completed pieces scheduled for display during regular Northampton Arts Night Out hours, 5-8 p.m. The frozen masterpieces will remain on view throughout the weekend and beyond, weather permitting. Participating artists include professional ice carver Joe Almeida, installation-artist Chris Nelson, painter/sculptor Greg Stone, Spoleto Restaurant carver Ralph Streete and “special guest” Don Chapelle, founder of Boston’s “Brilliant Ice Sculpture.”

A map of artists and their locations is available at the Northampton BID website, www.northamptondowntown.com. Maps will also be available at Arts Night Out sites.

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