Grand Final of the ARt on Snow 2009

All pictures by Steffen Kornfeld

Stop at the top! True to this slogan the ARt on Snow had a great final last weekend. But it was by no means a quiet ending: the ARt Of(f) Party was the appropriate icing on the cake of this extraordinary event.

During the last week Casiegraphics, Beatiestylez and 17 other artists have shown unique and diverse artworks at two locations at the ARt on Snow as a special winter opening. More than 2000 visitors convinced themselves of this quality and variety. Especially the guided tours through the exhibitions awoke great interest: Robert Wilhelm, Quirin Müller and other artists themselves gave background information and so their artworks gained even more on value for the visitors.

Beside the exhibiting artists the little ones in the painting workshops showed what they are made of. Ambitiously the participants aged 1-19 designed snowboards and skis guided by Bianca Schneider. Every day the exhibition wall filled with new designs of the youngsters, at least they could win a pair of skis and a snowboard provided by LIBtech. In the end it was not easy for the jury to choose the best pieces out of more than 300 artworks.

During the ARt on Snow Swanksi painted on his large canvas, which were enrolled at a vernissage at the Casino Kleinwalsertal. Three huge canvas and four snowboards enthused with a total expanse of more than 15 m2 and fantastic painting. Many visitors did not miss the chance to attend the presentation of the remarkable works and by the way to get to see the photos of Roman Lachner & Co..

Not only the visitors but also the artists around Steffen Kornfeld and the Hot Cheese Crew had a great week. They enjoyed working and – from time to time – partying in a relaxed atmosphere.

This has also been proved at the ARt Of(f) Party on last Saturday: At icy outdoor temperatures and with yummy Banana-Milkshakes of the LIBtech Banana bar in their hands the party community could warm up at the two video premieres of Oberahoora and Pirate Movie productions. After that DJ Stamina and DJ Tigerstyle really got the party started. No matter if at the bar or on the dancefloor, even the coolest guys worked up a sweat.

Certainly the second edition of the ARt on Snow was a great success. Let´s see how this unique event second to none will develop in the future. We are looking forward to the third edition!

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Vorarlberg is a pioneering area for ski runs in the alpine region. Imaginative and courageous people have coined and shaped the winter sports landscape. Innovative heads and attentive hosts arrange the winter happenings of today and for the future.

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