T&D Carvings, the Appalachian Arts Studio, and the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino announce the "Carving at the Casino" event, being held at the Seneca Allegany Events Center Sept. 26-28.
"We're very excited to have all the carvers come down to the 'Carving at the Casino' event," said Tom and Dawna Ceriani, owners of T&D Carvings. "This time we'll be making chips at the casino, instead of just playing them!"
The event will feature 25 carvers from across the nation who will be performing and carving for the public, leading up to live auctions Sept. 27-28. Attendees will be able to bid on their favorite pieces to take home. Carvers attending include award-winning champions and fan favorites from events around the world. World champion ice carver Stanley Kolonko will perform and carve live during the event. Kolonko is the owner and operator of The Ice Farm, located in Auburn.
"Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is pleased to welcome some of the world's top carvers to the Southern Tier Region," said Gus Tsivikis, general manager for Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino. "Our location in Salamanca is perfectly suited to celebrate the outdoors and the arts, and the Events Center will offer plenty of space for artists, vendors and attendees. It's the same venue that regularly hosts weddings, conferences and the world's greatest musicians and comedians. Later this month, T&D Carvings and the Appalachian Arts Studio will take excitement to a completely different level inside the room, with an event for the entire community to enjoy."
Throughout the day, attendees can visit a large variety of craft and exhibit vendors who will be setup during the event. Interested vendors should contact Liz Boni at 814-772-0400.
"This is a unique event to be hosting at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino," said Appalachian Arts Studio Director Liz Boni. "It brings together an enthusiastic crowd in an environment that's charged with excitement, heritage and creativity."
This event is free and open to the public to attend. Carving begins at noon Sept. 26, 10 a.m. Sept. 27, and 9 a.m. Sept. 28. Live auctions will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Overnight stays may be booked with the resort for those who would like to experience the entire weekend.
For more information about the event, call 814-772-0400 or visit www.chainsawrendezvous.org.