Not really. But a sand sculpture can be made to last a fairly long time, depending on the locale and other conditions.
The secret to sand castle longevity is adding a special mixture to the sand to boost its holding power. This secret mix is composed of 99% water and a trace amount environmentally-friendly, non-toxic glue that’s totally invisible to even the most highly trained eye. So it’s 100% safe and effective.
Of course, other factors contribute to the durability of a sand sculpture. If a castle is outdoors, sooner or later weather will take its toll. Sunlight, wind, precipitation, etc. unfortunately are not sand castle-friendly. So you can expect your masterpiece to hold up for only the day, even when reinforced by the above-described mixture.
It’s an entirely different story with a sand sculpture located indoors. Thanks to the weather-controlled environments of such locales, a sand castle can last for years. Among the ideal places for an indoor sand sculpture are shopping malls. Not only are they delightfully climate-controlled, these destinations draw a steady stream of spectators eager to watch the progress of a sand castle under construction.
Another year and another award for Archisand Professional Sand Sculptors!
This August 8th, our sand team packed up their new shirts and team of sand architects and assistants for a day of fun in the sun mixed with a lil competition at the Sand Castle US Open in Imperial Beach.
Taking 2nd place, 2 members from Archisand are sent to Christchurch New Zealand March 5th & 6th 2011 to compete against this year’s winner and long time rival, IB Posse. Let the competition continue…
More exciting than our placement is the big DISCOVERY news! That’s right, Discovery’s new3D Television Network will be featuring our very own sand creation, Merlin’s Magic Castle, along with this year’s winner, IB Posse, with their “Got Oil” sand castle design highlighting this year’s events that have effected so many of us.
Using their hot new 3D cameras (nearly $300,000 folks!) our castles were highlighted using a boom camera so you can see EVERY part of your sand art!
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Catch ya on the air “waves”!
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Contacted by Parade Magazine’s journalists for this summer’s “hottest” featured article, Greg LeBon shares his quick tips on building a better sandcastle this summer.
A. Pick a spot with the finest sand—it will hold together the best. B. Make sure your sand is wet, and spritz it regularly if the day is hot or windy. C. Use pails with the bottoms cut out to construct extra-tall towers. D. Carve out a design with trowels and brushes.
Archisand Professional Sand Sculptors recently participated in the National advertising promotion program to promote tourism to Las Vegas, NV.
Archisand went on tour to help get the word out about great travel Opportunities to Las Vegas. Archisand created sand sculptures in Seattle, Scottsdale, San Diego, Hermosa Beach, San Francisco and Denver, to help get the word out about the latest and greatest places to see and things to do in Las Vegas.
The sand sculptures created a buzz that helped draw the public. Every city visited, had extensive media coverage from local TV news and print media.
Check out the fun by taking a look at our galleries below!