to the Event Home Page for the 16th edition of the Jesolo Sand
Nativity. The city of Jesolo in Venice county
was the first in Italy to provide a large public nativity in sand, and
is one of the oldest and finest such shows in the entire European theater,
and perhaps indeed, all the world.
From here you can see updated images, and get info about this fine sand sculpture show featuring some of the worlds best sand sculptors, as it develops.
theme of the show this year is " Go, And Do Likewise"
Nine different original concepts by a team of 10 international
master sand sculptors,
assisted by eight art students from the Guggenheim academy of art in Venice. From 23 November - 03 December.
There are some parables from the bible, some Iconic biblical stories, a smattering of "Day in the Life" scenes, and of course the famous Nativity scene featuring the birth of Jesus.
Because Jesolo is now recognized as the sand sculpture capitol of Italy, and also is well established as one of the premier “sand cities” in the entire world; we, in our twentieth year overall of sand sculpture events here, find it is an occasion for the Sultans Of Sand Worldwide organization to be especially proud of being associated
with this wonderful and generous community of Jesolo. Just as it always has been from the very start.
It is worth noting that it is only possible to be this (very nice ) way, specifically because of the continuation of the city administration's dedication to excellence and most generous support of the event.
in a way that not only encourages but ensures quality, from start to finish, and at all points in between. What the visitors of the shows see as the finished sculptures does not
fully reflect all the support and work that contributes to the finished look of the show, by far more people working for the city in various departments than the ten to twelve artists
involved at each edition. The Sultans Of Sand wishes to specifically and always remind the viewing public of this critical internal support, which is the basis for our being able to
do our small part in bringing these operas to the public. Especially because admission to both shows each year, are free of charge, combined with the (considerable) charitable giving the city of Jesolo is able to do as a result of these fine events.
This result of values and quality, is evident in how well both the spring and winter events are attended by locals and visitors from near and far away.
The collective of artists participating here, which largely enjoys repeated representation of some of the finest and most popular sand artists on the world tour,
(by far most of the team are returning veterans of the Jesolo sand events, with the occasional addition of one or two new-to-Jesolo artists) is also happy for the city administrator's choice of sub themes for both shows each year.
In particular, we are grateful to the Jesolo producers for this year’s
sub theme for the sand nativity of: “Empathy.” This theme is not only poignant,
but for sure, it is particularly relevant today. But it does also provide
new and exciting opportunities for the artists to render scenes that are
fresh, interesting, and very fun & challenging to make.
As a group, we hope you the viewing audience member will enjoy seeing the end results as much as we enjoy creating it for you.
Thank you for attending this, the sixteenth edition of the Jesolo Sand Nativity.
We remind you to visit us in Piazza Brescia next spring and summer, for the 21st edition of the Jesolo sand sculpture summer events, overall. The theme will be announced soon.
We hope you can come out to see the works in person. But if not, check the progress and see the finished works here online.
This set of event pages is not complete yet. It is being updated as the show develops over the coming weeks. Please check back often.
Click below to see a video of one of the past editions of the nativity show, and stay tuned to see one of the current edition, after we complete the project!
Locations of the charities Jesolo contributes to.
Thank you & see you in the sand,
~Rich Varano & the Sultans Of Sand Worldwide
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