More Than Sandcastles

It’s hard to believe that on the same weekend the Sidewalk Chalk Festival was taking place in Venice, just 30 minutes north on Siesta Key sand art was being created at the Crystal Classic National Sand Sculpting Festival. On our way to Venice, we stopped for a couple of hours to see the temporary sculptures artists had been working on for three days.

There were sand castles with great detail. Did you notice the snowman perched on the steps leading to the castle door? But there was so much more than castles.

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Even all of the sponsors of the event were recognized in sand art.

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I could hardly turn away from this face rising from the sand…so creepy.

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This monster overlooking a young boy playing in the sand with a smaller version of creature was another crowd favorite.

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So much effort to create such temporary art.

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Impressive work could even be found in the Amateur Contest Area.

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The winning sculpture was my personal favorite, a piece called “Tender Loving Care”.

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A cathedral and a forest wrapped in love.

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What a great weekend of outdoor art!