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Jesolo International Sand Sculpting Festival 2002
Produced by: the City of Jesolo, Venice, Italy.
Directed by: Sultans of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services Co.
June 20-30, 2002. See a captivating art form turn thousands of tons of
sand into dramatic scenes of heroic proportions depicting the fantasy art
of numerous professional sand sculptors from around the globe. Spectators
may also take part in workshops and lessons from the pros and later compete
in an amateur contest as well . A Photographic Exhibition features images
from past years editions of this, Italy's premier sand sculpting event
and one of the finest shows of it's kind anywhere in the world.. A merchandising
outlet provides an opportunity to buy souvenir postcards, posters, T shirts,
etc. There is also a special one day postal cancel at the merchandise outlet.
Admission is free.
Sand Sculpting Exhibition:
In the year 2002 fifth edition, the sculptures on the massive exhibition display piece reflect many of the elements of the story of The Sword In The Stone From the theme made popular in folklore, literature, films and in the imagination and dreams of lovers of fantasy art. Including knights in shining armor and damsels in distress. As well as wizards, fierce warriors and daunting dragons. Even gnomes, elves, dwarves, fairies and other fantasy creatures delight and mesmerize children and adults alike. These elements and more surround the colossal fantasy castle of Camelot high upon a rocky craig.
The Jesolo International Sand Sculpting Championships: Takes place during this annual festival. Competition dates are: June 25-29. Eight of the brightest stars in the world of professional sand sculpting from around the world create another set of sculptures apart from the exhibition. Showcasing the artists unique ability in sculpting the fine sand grains of the Jesolo lido. These additional sculptures may possibly also reflect the event theme, but are otherwise entirely the expressions of the master sculptors creating them. You are sure to notice the distinctive style and flare of these magnificent artists as they vie for cash prizes while you tour the area to view the sculptures being created right in front of your eyes. -You can even vote for your favorite sculpture in the ever popular "Peoples Choice Award".
Bring the entire family to see the fantastic sand sculpture art, or be a part of the fun!
Want to learn? Some of the basic techniques
of how to start your own sand sculpture will be taught for young and old
alike. Join us for the "Sandcastles 101" workshops, given at scheduled
times during the show week.
Want to compete? Enter the amateur sand sculpting contest along the waters edge on Sunday June 30, testing your hand against others for fun and prizes!
Interested in more? View the photo gallery on site, from previous years editions of the event. Buy souvenir T-shirts, postcards, posters and more. Send a card directly from the event site with the very unique one day postal cancel that features the event logo.