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Heather Schumm, center, explains to her nephew Henry Schumm, right, how they work with chunks of ice as they take in the annual Ice Carving Festival in Shipshewana Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. The Schumm's are visiting family in Goshen and live in Pennsylvania. Sam Schumm is at left. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Ice Carver Josh Niven puts away some of his carving tools after completing work at the annual Ice Carving Festival in Shipshewana Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Niven is from Buchanan, Michigan. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Six-year-old Jack Yeary drops a small marble into the top of a marble run carved out of ice at the annual Ice Carving Festival in Shipshewana Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Jack's father Trevor held Jack up high enough to start the game like ice carving. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Rachel, left, and Natalie Mischke poke their heads through wreaths carved in ice as their mother Lynn Mischke takes their picture at the annual Ice Carving Festival in Shipshewana Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. The trio visited the festival from Granger. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Four-year-old Ruby Schumm looks at an ice sculpture with her father Ryan as they take in the annual Ice Carving Festival in Shipshewana Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. The Schumm's are visiting family in Goshen and live in Pennsylvania. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Shelly Young of Coldwater, Michigan takes a photo of her parents as they look through holiday wreaths carved in ice on Friday at the annual Ice Carving Festival in Shipshewana. Truth Photos By Jennifer Shephard (AP)
Artists turn ice into beauty at Shipshewana Ice Festival
Posted on Dec. 31, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

SHIPSHEWANA — Sixteen tons of ice formed into 600-pound blocks served as the “canvas” for more than a dozen ice carvers at the annual Shipshewana Ice Festival.

The carvers worked Friday using chainsaws and other specialty tools to shape the chunks of ice into frozen art. The sculptures are displayed throughout the downtown area.