Sand sculpture fest shaping up nicely for 2013

July 19, 2013 by  

Now in its third decade, the 2013 Greenwich Sand Blast looks like being an event to remember, with many amateur sculptors likely to turn out. Taking place this Saturday, July 20, hundreds of local families and friends are expected to show out and build on the beach.

Once again, poster printing has swung into action throughout Greenwich and the surrounding areas. It is advertising what is one of the most popular summer events. That it plays such a key role in developing arts here is fantastic too.

The sand sculpture event is one of the biggest things that the Greenwich Arts Council does. Talking about this weekend’s show, Paul Master-Karnik, the Council’s executive director, said:

“Our goal with Sand Blast and other events is to bring together neighborhood groups, local businesses, corporations and the residents of Greenwich for a fun and exciting display of artistic exploration highlighting what makes Greenwich a great place to live and work,”

It is certainly a great family event, whilst it also helps bring many different areas of the entire community together.

Any sculptures can be made – literally any – there are no rules after all. With everyone encouraged to really think and use their imaginations, there could certainly be a good deal more than castles and moats appearing on the wide sweeping Greenwich Point beach again this year.

Sand Blast 2013 is scheduled to start at 1.00 p.m. at Tod’s Point this Saturday, July 20. In the event of weather forcing a cancellation, the event will take place the following day at 2.00 p.m.