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Fire Sculpture People’s Choice Competition

Calling All Fire Sculpture Artists!

The Loveland Fire & Ice Festival is calling on all qualified, local artists to create a propane controlled, fire sculpture to be displayed and lit at the 2018 Loveland Fire & Ice Festival. Chosen artists will have the opportunity to show off their fire sculpture, as well be entered into a competition for a chance to win the “People’s Choice Fire Sculpture Award”.

Winners of the “People’s Choice Fire Sculpture” award will be determined based on the highest number of votes received by our Loveland Fire & Ice Festival guests. The award ceremony will take place on our Main Stage, Sunday, February 11th (time to be determined).

The propane controlled fire sculpture must meet all safety, size regulations and specifications. The Festival will provide the propane needed to adequately fuel the fire sculpture during the Festival.

Submitted designs must reflect the 2018 Loveland Fire & Ice Festival’s “Classic Winter Valentine” theme . The artists will own their sculpture at the conclusion of the event and will be responsible for arranging transportation of their artwork.

Festival Hours

  • February 9th, 5pm – 10pm
  • February 10th, 10am – 10pm
  • February 11th, 10am – 8pm

Site Location

Sculptures are displayed on 4th Street between Washington Avenue and Garfield in historic downtown Loveland. Artists wishing to get an idea of the space may contact Blazen Illuminations to see an event map or schedule a time to walk the site together. However, be advised as the event approaches, the layout of the event map may change and final layout is at the discretion of the Festival Producers. To schedule an appointment or discuss details, contact Heidi Webb, Executive Producer at


Your design must meet the following specifications:

  • Measurements. The Fire Sculpture must be a minimum of 10 feet wide by 5 feet deep by 10 feet tall.
  • Overall Look. The Fire Sculpture needs to be “dynamic” and designed in a way which allows the display to view well during the day when there isn’t any fire and then comes to life when it’s lit in the evening.
  • Safety. Wind, snow and cold weather must be taken into consideration during the design and construction of the Fire Sculpture. Great care must be taken to ensure that all parts are safely secured and will not blow off or fall over in the event we experience high winds.
  • Guidelines. Download and read the “Fire Sculpture – Approval Process, Flame Effects Plan & Guidelines.” All guidelines must be met.
  • Inspection. Your fire sculpture must pass inspection by the Loveland Fire Marshall and Blazen Illuminations’ Event Team.
  • Minimum. Your fire sculpture must have a minimum of 3 flame effects.

Approved Materials

  • All materials MUST be metal (Absolutely NO Wood, Plastic, or other Flammable Materials).
  • Propane Fueled.
  • Certified propane gas certified valves, hoses, clamps, connectors, etc. (plumbing materials designed for use other than propane gas are NOT allowed, absolutely NO acceptions).


Blazen Illuminations as the Producers of the 2018 Loveland Fire & Ice Festival have set a budget of $500 per selected artist to assist with the cost of the materials needed to produce the sculpture and the time the sculpture is on displayed at the event. The funds will be distributed as follows:

  1. November 1st, 2017 – $300.00
  2. January 5th, 2018 – $100.00
    This payment will be awarded after the sculpture passes the initial inspection and performance test on January 3rd, 2018. If the sculpture does not pass the inspection and performance test, this payment along with all remaining payments will be withheld until the inspection and performance tests are passed.
  3. February 15th, 2018 – $100.00

What You’ll Need to Apply

All artists interested in participating must submit the following information on the online application form below:

  • Sculpture Drawing
    A drawing depicting your sculpture. You may upload one to four files (pdf, jpg, jpeg, png).
  • Sculpture Description
    A written description of your sculpture, including how the sculpture is inspired by the “Classic Winter Valentine” theme.


  • Deadline for Submissions: Monday, October 23rd, 2017
  • Submission Acceptance Date: Monday, October 30th, 2017
  • 2018 Loveland Fire & Ice Festival Display Setup: February 8th, 2018
  • Fire Sculpture People’s Choice Awarded: February 11th, 2018 at 5:00pm
  • Display Takedown: ALL artists are responsible for taking down their display. This will begin at 8:00pm on February 11th.

Event Display Information

All Fire Sculptures must be set up and “Show Ready” prior to the start of the event regardless of the weather. Blazen Illuminations will provide a schedule for Load In and Set Up to allow for a smooth installation.

The artist will need to provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI) naming the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival, Blazen Illuminations, and the City of Loveland as “Additionally Insured” a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the event.

  • Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI) Document
    Please include the following:

    • Under the section “Description of Operations,” please include this wording: “Loveland Fire & Ice Festival, Blazen Illuminations, and the City of Loveland are additionally insured with respect to General Liability.”
    • Under the section “Certificate Holder,” please include this address: Blazen Illuminations, 1437 N. Denver Ave., Unit #222, Loveland, CO 80538.

The Fire Sculpture will be monitored by the artist during the event show hours and the artist will be available near their sculpture to answer questions and to meet guests. The artist will follow all event rules and regulations and will need to pass random site inspections by both the Blazen Illuminations even team as well as the Fire Department.

Loveland Fire and Ice February 9 - 11, 2018