Welcome to the Event Home Page for the 17th 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.
There is no particular theme for the show this
year, so we are rendering some iconic scenes from the Old Testament (prior
to the birth of Jesus)
Nine international master sand sculptors will create seven sculptures. Damon Farmer will do paintings of other scenes from the Old Testament as well, to be displayed around the show.
As ever, there will be a massive crescendo piece at the end of the walk-through opera, featuring the birth of Jesus, This year, the piece being created by three sculptors, will be based on the concept of another piece of this same subject being created at Saint Peters Basilica in the Vatican this year, by three other luminaries of our team.
We are grateful to the Jesolo producers for hosting us again,
and the opportunity to once again showcase our works in sand.
It 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 result of our show as much as we enjoy creating it for you.
Thank you for attending this, the seventeenth edition of the Jesolo Sand Nativity. either in person or here online.
The images in the PHOTOS tab will be updated as the show develops.
We remind you to visit us in Piazza Brescia on the Jesolo lido next spring and summer, for the 22cnd edition of the Jesolo International Sand Sculpture Festival event. The working idea for the theme will be an undersea motif.
We hope you can come out to see the works for either the winter or summer shows in person. But if you can't make it to Jesolo, check the progress and see the finished works here online.
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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