Socially Distant Community Snow Drawings

Community Snow Drawings
January 20, 2021 to February 28, 2021
Share your pandemic snow drawings & keep the winter tradition alive while we keep everyone safe!
  • Create your own design on the Yampa Valley's snowy landscapes by walking a pattern with snowshoes.
  • Snap a photo of your snow drawing.
  • Email your photo to by midnight on Sunday, Feb. 28.  Make sure to tell us who the artists are, where the drawing was made, and the date it was created. And hey, tag @steamboatlibrary on your Instagram posts, too!
Your snow drawing photos will be featured as part of the 2021 snow drawing collage. We'll publish the collage in early March on Bud's social media, and permanently in our Snow Drawing Archive.

Snow Drawings in the Yampa Valley

Since 2012, the library has helped lead the community in creating enormous, landscape-scale snow drawings during the snowiest winter months. Patterns on the land are laid down by volunteer artists who each walk an individual path within a collective space. Artists leave their designs in the snow by wearing snowshoes. To date, snow drawings have been made on public lands, a frozen lake, and a working haymeadow on the Carpenter Ranch. Check out the Snow Drawing Archive to learn more about the history of these iconic community installations and see the beautiful photos and aerial videos that documented the ephemeral art.