|Sand Sculpture festival in Long Beach
Long Beach sand
in August is definitely a locals event.
Men, women, Cal State students, and children all come to the
beach at Belmont Shore to create modest and sometimes whacky
sculpture. It's fun--not the ultra-challenging,
over-the-top event that some professional beach sculpture
contests are. The only prizes are the
compliments from passers-by.
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So here is a sample of what we saw in August 2011.
||At the entry to the festival was
a 6 foot tall work of art in sand celebrating Long
Beach's 100th birthday. This one definitely
looks as if it has been built by a professional sand
||Who says you need sand for
beach sculpture? Three young women (only two
are shown here) posed as living sand figures to
entertain the crowds. They changed their poses
from time to time and ended up coated in sand.
Students from Cal State
University Long Beach created a replica of a
landmark building on their campus.
||What would a sand sculpture
festival be if it didn't have a sculpture of a big
guy taking in the rays. This one wears a swimsuit bedecked with
||And the prove that this festival
attracts all ages and all interests, here is a man
putting some final touches on one of the 7 dwarfs.
(Snow White was no where to be seen!)
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