Sanding Ovations

Sanding Ovations Masters Cup, Florida’s premier sand sculpture competition and festival, celebrates 10 years of stunning sand art on the beach in Treasure Island, Florida.  The event is held directly behind the world famous Bilmar Beach Resort on November 14-18th, 2018.

SANDING OVATIONS is Treasure Island’s Master Cup Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival, a four day competition of ten sand sculpting masters from throughout North America, Europe and Asia. These artists will create astonishing sculptures using nothing but sand, water and lots of their own imagination. Sanding Ovations is a free event held on the weekend before Thanksgiving at the Sand Sculpture Capital of Florida, Treasure Island.

Sanding Ovations Sand Sculptures

sand sculpture at sanding ovations 2017All it takes is several tons of sand, plenty of water, and lots of imagination to build a masterpiece.  The competition is invitational, and has grown to be the largest masters competition in the Southeast United States. Some of the best in the world will be on hand the entire week. Ten master sculptors will return to Treasure Island to compete to be named champion. Read about the sculptors – click here.

A “Meet and Greet” with all the sculptors happens Wednesday, November 14th at 7pm in the Beach Front Cafe of the Bilmar Beach Resort located at 10650 Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island. Great Bay Distributors provides the beer and cocktails; Sloppy Joe’s serves up the snacks. Tickets are $15 at the door.

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