The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous started as a backyard gathering of six chainsaw carvers. In 2000, this relatively small group of carvers took it to a whole new level, and at the time, we thought this was quite a big gathering of carvers. Little did we know...
Since then, it has grown to the world's largest event of its kind and evolved into a partnership of community and artistic spirit. Each year becomes a challenge to do better than the last!
It is an open invitation to all Chainsaw Carvers wishing to attend the Rendezvous. It is an opportunity for Carvers to share, sell, market and just feel good about who they are and what they do! To be able to measure the growth of the industry while moving the art form forward! To challenge their abilities and encourage their performance!
This was our intention when we started, and remains so to this day. And it is generally accepted that it is this non-competitive setting that makes the Rendezvous something truly special.
Yes, the event has come a long way since those early days, (every year, we have more and more carvers attending) and we look forward to the exciting opportunities and developments that are yet to come.
*Tomorrow is the craft/artshow portion of the Rendezvous.
Ridgway Fire Hall - 30 N Broad St, Ridgway.
Benefits Make-a-Wish and YMCA
Pat Eckstrom mixed media
Sean Huntington watercolor
Larissa Distler fiberart
Kara Swanson clay artist
and Shay Payne potter
We will all be in the front middle section together.
Last year was really a nice show for the Rendezvous brings in a large grouping from all over the world.
Friday evening will then be Venus Freak playing at Cully's don't forget.
CBS is coming today to film Ridgway for the My Small Town segment, will be touring today and then tomorrow get some interviews. funstuff.....