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World Master of Sand Sculptures
15 June, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10 October, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Creation and exhibition of sand sculptures.
On the shores of the Adriatic, the artists, grain by grain, will “build” an event that will be unforgettable. Part of the sculptures are made in early summer, but from 8 to 10 August other sculptures are added that participate in the World Master of Sand Sculptures.
Spiers, castles, towers that “soar” in the clouds, figures that seem to want to come to life at any moment. We are talking about the Sand Sculpture Championship which takes place every year on the free beach of Cervia and which hosts many different nations. Cervia is an appointment that sees countries go “arm in arm” and rediscovers the taste for simplicity. After all, as Oscar Wilde said, “simple pleasures are the last refuge of complex souls”.
The teams will have 3 days available to work and create the sculptures. They will have to respect the international standards according to which the sand must be mixed only with water and cannot have any rigid support inside. The tools used are halfway between those of a mason and those generally found in the home of sculptors.
The works reach even 4 meters in height and are born from the fervent imagination and skilled hands of artists who come from all over the world. Only when the work has been completed is it allowed to spray the sculpture with a solution of water and glue that creates a waterproof film that keeps the sand moist and compact. After the award ceremony, the masterpieces will remain on display until mid-October.
Come and see these fantastic creations! You can’t miss it!