Woodcarving extravaganza coming to Cottonwood Heights area

March 11, 2014 by  

A unique artisans’ fair is on its way to the Cottonwood Heights area. In under two weeks’ time, the Great Salt Lake Woodcarvers Annual Show and Competition will be returning to Wheeler Historic Farm for the 22nd straight year. A print company has likely been asked to design and produce flyers for this special event.

The show will feature work from local and international carvers alike. This year’s wooden creations will include songbirds, ducks, fish, and a variety of mammals. Some of these carvings will be on rockers. A number of craftsmen will also be showcasing handmade trunks, spoons, and other functional items.

During the event, members of the public will have a chance to view the craftsmen’s handiwork up close. All of the woodcarvers have agreed to donate several pieces of their work as door prizes. Those who attend the show will also be able to watch wood-turning and glass-blowing demonstrations.

A panel of judges will evaluate the contest entries for their originality and overall presentation. Several artisans will win awards.

The Great Salt Lake Woodcarvers Annual Show and Competition will take place on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 at 6351 South 900 East. It will run from noon until 8 pm on the Friday and from 9 am until 5 pm on the Saturday. Admission will cost $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, and $2 for children.