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Ice-Carving Exhibition Kicks Off Shorewood's Holiday Shopwalk

Nov. 30, 2009

Internationally Recognized, Award-Winning Ice Carvers Part of All-Day Holiday Shopwalk on Saturday, December 5


Shorewood’s annual Holiday Shopwalk on Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. kicks off the holiday shopping season with free trolley rides, special offers and complimentary refreshments from local merchants, strolling carolers and a visit from Santa. Residents and guests will enjoy riding the trolley along Oakland Ave. and Capitol Dr. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., compliments of the Shorewood Men’s Club and the Shorewood Foundation. Children and families will delight in a visit with Santa from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Shorewood’s new bookstore, Open Book, at 4093 N. Oakland Ave. Plus, carolers from the Shorewood Players will entertain and inspire shoppers throughout the business district with their holiday spirit.


The signature part of the event is an ice-carving exhibition, featuring world-renowned, award-winning professional ice carvers who sculpt 300-lb. frosty blocks of ice into stunning masterpieces along Oakland Ave. and Capitol Dr. in front of select Shorewood businesses. The carvers are national sculpting champions, and many have represented the U.S. in Olympic and international events. This year, 20 carvers will be featured at the following locations:


1 Stowell Associates Select Staff 4485 N. Oakland Ave.

2 American Family Insurance 4484 N. Oakland Ave.

3 Allstate Insurance 4451 N. Oakland Ave.

4 Goody Gourmet’s/Vanity Fur 4425/4429 N. Oakland Ave.

5 The Men’s Room 4423 N. Oakland Ave.

6 North Shore Bank 4414 N. Oakland Ave.

7 EYEZ Boutique 4314 N. Oakland Ave.

8 Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors 4164 N. Oakland Ave.

9 Goldi 4114 N. Oakland Ave.

10 Robert Laurence Salon/Shorewood Press 4060 N. Oakland Ave.

11 Sendik’s 4027 N. Oakland Ave.

12 Oakcrest Tavern 4022 N. Oakland Ave.

13 Actaea Works/Anytime Fitness 4001/4009 N. Oakland Ave.

14 Gloss Photography Studios 3805 N. Oakland Ave.

15 Harleys: The Store for Men 3565 N. Oakland Ave.

16 Culver’s 1325 E. Capitol Dr.

17 State Farm Insurance 1410 E. Capitol Dr.

18 Shorewood Police Department 3936 N. Murray Ave.

19 Garden Room 2107 E. Capitol Dr.

20 City Market 2205 E. Capitol Dr.


“Shorewood’s annual Holiday Shopwalk continues to be a favorite for families and guests in the community. This year an increased number of ice carvers provides a terrific attraction – it is amazing to watch the talented sculptors in action as they carve their blocks of ice,” says Barb Caprile, marketing director for the Shorewood Business Improvement District.


Shorewood’s annual Holiday Shopwalk is presented by the Shorewood Business Improvement District. Shorewood’s vibrant business district features a wide selection of award-winning restaurants, coffee shops and delicatessens, specialty boutiques and apparel stores, salons and spas, and more - all within convenient walking distance. An event program and more information can be found at or call 414.962.7002.

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