For nine days this month, from November 17-26, Fort Myers Beach is the site for the Annual American Sandsculpting Championship. Sandsculptors from all over the country and several foreign countries come to share their art and compete for prizes. For seven dollars a ticket you can walk about the large cordoned off section of beach and check out the numerous sculptures, both finished and in-progress. There are individual competitions, doubles competitions and amateur competitions.
Individual 2nd Place Winner ( Should be 1st)
There also numerous vendors selling clothing, hats, jewelry, and sand art. There was a large event tent with a main stage with periodic musical entertainment and demonstrations. It was very interesting to watch the artists in action working on their pieces, and the tools and techniques they use to create these creative and very detailed pieces.
The beginnings of a Thanksgiving cornucopia
Two artists working in the dual competition
Individual First Place Winner
Met our buddy Scooby Doo on the way out
We may go back later this week to see the newly completed works and the winners in the other categories.