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Annual Desert Woodcarving Show and Sale

  • February 11, 2017 - February 12, 2017
  • Location: Mesa Convention Center
  • Address: 201 N. Center St. Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: Sat. 9AM-5PM; Sun. 10AM-4PM
  • Admission: $5 donation; children under 14 are admitted free
  • Phone:(602) 840-9186 or (814) 720-9427
  • Venue: Mesa Convention Center
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This is one of the largest carving competitions in the southwest.  The variety of wood sculptures includes realistic birds, animals and fish, caricatures, mythical and stylized.  Canes and walking sticks, jewelry, bark carving, chip carving and carousel animals are also displayed.

During the 2-day show carvings, tools and wood are for sale.  The show also includes a raffle, artist of the year and special carving competitions as well as demonstrations.  On Saturday youth will have the opportunity to learn to carve using safe tools and soap.  Judges are available for critiques of entries.

This competition is open to carvers of all levels, from youth through open/professional.