On October 6, 2013 the 52nd Annual Sandcastle Contest was held in Corona del Mar. This event is put together every year by the Chamber of Commerce. From young to old to professional sand sculptors like us, there was high participation from the community!
Spooky sand sculptures lined the shore for this years theme “Haunted Castles”. Everything from witches to graveyards decorated the beach, even a few pumpkins and some ironic White House structures noting “now this is scary”.
Unfortunately, we were unable to attend this year due to prior commitments, but the event seemed to go off without a hitch and the designs were creative and well done. We wanted to show recognition to the contest and the participants within the community since we couldn’t be there in person. Hopefully we can make it out next year! If you want more information on the contest winners and photos of the entrants, click here for their Facebook page.
With summer coming to an end, you may want to pack a bag and head up to Northern California where they are preparing for the 30th Annual Leap Sandcastle Contest at Ocean Beach. This year’s theme “Masterpieces of Sand” is bound to bring out the creativity in the sculptures. The event was originally scheduled in October but was rescheduled to November 9, 2013. For more information or to enter the contest click here.
Archisand is excited for all of the upcoming events planned, and will be posting pictures of the upcoming, exciting projects we are working on.
So if you are looking to have your own sandcastle design made for a special event, or market your company keep Archisand in mind for all of your sand needs!
Disney Corporation asked us to create the Disney Fantasy castle in sand for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation fund raiser event in Century City, Los Angeles.
We were glad to help out.
Check out the cool video of the day including some interesting time lapse video clips. A Star sighting was also found at the event. Gwen Stefani enjoyed the day along with several others. Including some of the USC Football squad.
As Greg and Chris work on their sand creation, Greg illustrated his talent using a few of his well-worn sand sculpture tools to create something out damp sand. He has been into sand sculpting for thirty years, won in many competitions, and traveled to different parts of the world because of his sand sculpting skills.
Greg, a founding member of Archisand, has given numerous contributions and honor to the sand sculpting community. For the last seven out of ten years, Archisand has taken won first place in the Masters Ten-Man Division in the U.S. Open Sand Sculpture event held yearly at Imperial Beach, California. Aside from winning sand sculpting competitions, Greg and his team of sand sculpting artists have traveled to Japan, Canada, Mexico, and many places in the U.S. because of sand sculpture.
Aside from all his sand sculpting work and competitions, Greg does volunteer work for church and other agencies. As Erkine said, Greg is talented, nice, and patient. Greg may be one of the busiest sand sculpture artists, but he also practices architecture in the State of California. You can see how his architectural skills complement his sand sculpting.
Everyone had a great time at the Carlsbad Beach Festival in Carlsbad, California. Check out the time lapse clips of the sandsculpture and share with your friends. To view the video Click here or on the photo below.
See the scuplture creation from transferring in the 25 tons of sand, to the end product of the displayed lighted sand castle of the LA Kings team logo, jerseys and more. See the fans enjoy the sand sight for winning eyes!
Last night Dwight King scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Jonathan Quick made 18 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings rolled to the brink of their first Stanley Cup final in 19 years with a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.
7 Archisand sand sculptors took 2 days and turned 25 tons of sand into a 12′ tall sand sculpture of the LA Kings logo, jerseys, numbers, and even goalie, Jonathan Quick!
Fans celebrated around the final sculpture after the finishing touches went on last night at the first home game for the Kings this series.
If you missed the excitement, check out the images of the Stanley Cup & LA Kings sand sculpture below…