on the beach at 104th Avenue & Gulf Boulevard
Now in its 9th year, SANDING OVATIONS is Treasure Island’s Master Cup Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival, a four day competition of ten sand sculpting masters from throughout North America, Europe and Asia, who create astonishing works of art using nothing but sand, water and lots of their own imagination. Sanding Ovations is a free event held on the weekend before Thanksgiving at the Sand Sculpture Capital of Florida, Treasure Island.
8am-5:30pm Sculptors begin work today with the “pound-up,” where tons of sand, combined with water, is molded into forms, which are then removed for the sculpting.
7:00pm Meet the Sculptors…. join the sculptors at a meet ‘n’ greet at the Crystal Sands Ballroom at the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Boulevard.
$10/advance, $15 at the door, gets you everything: munchies from Sloppy Joe’s and beer from Great Bay Distributors.
8am-5:30pm Sculpting begins today. Most vendors set up today.
10am-10pm Vendors are open
10am-10pm Vendors open
2pm-6pm Voting for People’s Choice Award
7pm Masters Cup Sand Sculpting Awards – Hosted by Event Organizer Meredith Corson
9:45pm Fireworks Show
10am-7pm Vendors open