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US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition

1140 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Region: Downtown

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Date: August 29 - September 1, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Price: $7-$12

Venue: B Street Cruise Ship Terminal Pier
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Hundreds of thousands have come each year to see master-class sculptors build beautiful 3-dimensional works of art. Now many of the world's finest artists will come to create the most amazing sculptures ever. And they'll do it on a unique site with our beautiful bay on the West and downtown's sandcastles in the sky on the East. Just 2 blocks North lie the world's tall ships in all their majesty, and out on the bay, the ships sail with full regalia and recreate cannon battles of yore.

It's a 4-day extravaganza for the whole family.

Astonishing Sand Sculptures

  • Competition between 10 professional world masters carving sculptures like San Diegans have never seen
  • Head-to-head battle between the sandcastle teams who have won 9 of the last 10 U.S. Open crowns in the former Imperial Beach event - Archisand vs. I.B. Posse
  • CA masters team competition
  • Student competitions - art and architecture - middle, high school and college levels
3-dimensional Art for the Home
  • Leading California metal, stone and wood sculptors
  • Designer clothing and jewelry
  • 3D wall art
  • Art for kids, handmade educational toys and much more
Entertainment All Weekend Long
  • Musicians
  • Singers
  • Dancers
  • Storytellers
  • Pirates
  • Magicians
  • The best of the buskers
Kids activities
  • Sand sculpture classes
  • Sandbox
  • Box-in-Box
  • Hat-making and more
Plus, a significant portion of the proceeds go toward arts education programs that help kids learn to learn.
  • Young Audiences of San Diego /Arts for Learning, serving tens of thousands of kids throughout the area
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego Education Programs

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