ONLY ON SUNRISE: Live with the chainsaw carvers at U.S. Championships

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The chainsaws are buzzing for a second day at Carson Park in Eau Claire, where sculptors from around the world are creating unique wood statues.

The Paul Bunyan Logging Camp at Carson Park is once again hosting the U.S. Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship.

Starting Thursday and ending on Sunday, carvers will have 20 hours to complete their project.

Designing with the theme "wildlife" in mind, they will be turning their eight foot logs into stunning pieces of art.

On Sunday, the winners will be announced and their sculptures will be auctioned off.

The event is featuring chainsaw carving artists from Germany, Japan, Wales and the United States. SUNRISE talked with one of the artists about the design process. CLICK on the video above to watch.

The event also features a variety of family-friendly activities, including a way kids can get involved in carving. Youngsters can carve apples and will get instruction from the area wood guild.

You can get your tickets at the gate.

It's $6 for adults and free for kids under 17.


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