But tomorrow the Franklin Fine Arts Council will open up the showcase to the public at 10 a.m. though many of the sculptures are already grabbing some eyes of the folks passing through Fountain Park.
"There will also be a new twist this year with a Signature Soup and Chili Competition." a press release read.
Many stops along the 1200 block of Liberty. Tickets and other festival information will be available at Edward Jones and all the proceeds will be divided up among the downtown restaurants as part of a little local pandemic relief.
This event is sponsored in cooperation with the Franklin Retail Association.
Temperatures are expected to be good for the ice sculptures, for people it isn't expected to get out of the 20s. Downtown retail businesses will invite people to come inside to warm up with their "sidewalk sales" being moved indoors. Organizers say opportunities to express love will abound as well. "Many of our unique stores will have great ideas for gifts for your Valentines." the release said.
As usual the Franklin on Ice festival won't stop when the sun goes down, the sculptures will be lit up with color lights to add to the winter wonderland.
The organizers ask attendees to be respectful and mindful that we're still in the midst of a pandemic. They ask everyone to wear masks and practice safe social distancing