Brothers make massive snow sculptures

Sculptures contribute to charity

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Brothers make massive snow sculptures

The Bartz’s whale sculpture blows steam after a guest makes a generous donation. The money raised by the sculpture will be given to charity.

The Bartz’s whale sculpture blows steam after a guest makes a generous donation. The money raised by the sculpture will be given to charity.

Ava Ashby

The Bartz’s whale sculpture blows steam after a guest makes a generous donation. The money raised by the sculpture will be given to charity.

Ava Ashby

Ava Ashby

The Bartz’s whale sculpture blows steam after a guest makes a generous donation. The money raised by the sculpture will be given to charity.

Isra Mohamed

In New Brighton, Minnesota, many families are excited to see massive snow sculptures in one family’s backyard. For one family, it was all that they could think about for weeks.

According to sophomore Fatima Mohamed, her family was extremely excited to see the sculptures for the third time.

“This is my family’s third time going to see the sculptures and it gets more exciting every year,” Mohamed said. “The whale sculpture is my favorite sculpture by far.”

These sculptures are important to us because we love giving back to people who don’t have clean water like we do here in the U.S.”

— Austin Bartz

Brothers Trevor, Conner and Austin Bartz have been making creations out of snow sculptures since 2012 after they were inspired from a trip to Florida.

According to Austin Bartz, making these sculptures are beneficial to other people around the world. 

“These sculptures are important to us because we love giving back to people who don’t have clean water like we do here in the U.S.” Bartz said. “We take it for granted here, when some parts of the world have to walk miles for water that maybe isn’t even clean.”

According to Bring Me the News, the brothers have put in more than 600 hours of work in these creations and more than 26,000 lbs of snow have been used.

Mohamed said she was fascinated by the sculptures and was impressed by all the effort put in.

“I could never imagine someone taking the time and effort to make these massive sculptures, so it was extremely cool to see in real life,” Mohamed said.

The latest masterpiece that the brothers have revealed is a 22-foot-tall whale sculpture named Walvis the Whale and although factors like weather affected their work, they managed to pull it off.

According to Bartz, making these sculptures will work toward their goal of raising money for clean water.

“Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 for clean water,” Bartz said. “This will provide almost 2,000 people with access to clean water.”

Visitors can stop by and visit the sculptures located in New Brighton, Minnesota up until the end of winter.

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