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JESOLO INTERNATIONAL SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL XX
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"60 Years of Peace in Europe
European Community Through Art, Culture and History
 May 22 through September 2016

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  Welcome to the Event Home Page for the 20th edition of the Jesolo International Sand Sculpture Festival. Combined with our sister show the Sand Nativity, which is the second show we produce annually here each year, it marks the 31st major sand exhibition we have featured here in this fine city, and over the 50th sand sculpture operation for the  Jesolo Sand Sculpture Festivals overall. Jesolo has become known as one of the oldest and finest such shows in the European theater, and indeed, all the world.
 From here you can see up to date images, and get info about this fine sand sculpture show featuring some of the worlds best sand sculptors.
   The theme of  the show this year is "60 years of Peace  the European Union Through Art, Culture and History" Nine different original concepts by a team of international master sand sculptors, assisted by four art students from the Guggenheim academy of art in Venice. From 22 May, the artists will be working daylight hours (08:30 - 18:30), completing the sculpting phase on 30, May 2017. The lighted sculptures may be viewed after dark until the end of the season.
  Admission to the park is free. The works will be on view as they are being created and on display until the end of the summer. The sand show is the anchor for various other entertainment provided by Jesolo Turismo in the park through the summer. Many thousands of visitors to the Jesolo lido will view the spectacle at Piazza Brescia, on Via Bafile.  We hope you can come out to see the works being created, in person. But if not, check the progress and see the finished works here online. You can also "Like" Sultans Of Sand Worldwide on Facebook, to keep up with past, present and future projects.
 


This is a year of many anniversaries...
 
   In 1997, when Sculture di Sabbia was just an idea that was born from the city organizers, for an annual sand event that would bear the Jesolo name, the event featured only four international sand artists in a small contest.
  I am very happy and proud to say I won that contest, and as a result was invited to become the art director for the show which itself has developed over time since then, as a dear young child grows into maturity.
 
  The city of Jesolo has much to be proud of in fostering this event.
  Already, at this very moment right now, at the time you are hearing my words during the inauguration ceremony for the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Jesolo International Sand Sculpture Exhibition, images of the works created here in Piazza Brescia, have already traveled all over the world on social media and the internet, where people have come to expect to see the fine exhibition of World Class sand sculpture presented here on the Jesolo Lido, every year.
 
  It is quite probable that during this 20th anniversary year of our show, and the anniversary of "60 Years Of Peace in Europe" since the Rome Treaty was signed, the sculpture featured here on Via Bafile in our fair city of Jesolo; of "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Sand" -depicting the Beatles most famous album -which this year celebrates its own 50th anniversary, will go viral with hundreds of thousands, -if not millions of clicks and views.
 
   Bravo Jesolo! For raising such a wonderful child that is Sculture di Sabbia, which has come into adulthood to make you the city / the parents of this event, so duly and justifiably proud.
 
 Again I say, Bravo, Jesolo! And well done!
 
~Rich Varano
Art Director
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide
June 02, 2017
 
THANK YOU!
 ~ Rich Varano, and this year's iteration of the “Sultans Of Sand Worldwide” team.
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