Sand Sculpture Day July 25

Get out the sunscreen, the beach umbrella, the shovels and pails – Arts Collinwood is going to the beach for a whole afternoon and evening!

The day starts with a beach clean-up (an excellent opportunity to collect found objects to enhance your sculpture) with the collaboration of  Alliance for the Great Lakes. Then, unless you’re really a pro, take in the sand-sculpting workshop at 2:00, to learn some tips and techniques, before entering the contest itself (prizes – usually plentiful, remember that the sculptors are mostly children and artists – will be announced at 6:00);  and hang around for the campfire cook-out – hot dogs, s’mores and storytelling at sunset – to wrap things up. Or choose any of these wonderful ways to appreciate our great lakefront.

Villa Angela Beach, enter from Lakeshore Blvd at E174.

This is a free event! Snacks and drinks will be for sale. Don’t forget to bring your tools!

Check out the above photos from last year’s event!


12:00 p.m. – Beach Clean-up with the Alliance for the Great Lakes
Come make our lakefront beautiful! Feel good about making a contribution to the community and find inspiration for your sand sculpture.

2:00 p.m. – Sand Sculpture Workshop
Learn some cool sand building techniques and get tips from the pros. Take your sand sculpture to the next level. Bring your own tools (shovels, pails, cups, etc.).

4:00 p.m. – Sand Sculpture Contest
After the workshop, start creating your masterpiece! Skipping the workshop? Feel free to get started earlier. Bringing a team for a group piece? Need more time to create your amibitous sculpture? Set up early to give yourself plenty of time before judging.

6:00 p.m. – Prizes!
Categories for kids, families, artists, and teams. Be sure to stay for the judging to claim your prize.

7:00 p.m. – Join us ‘round the campfire!
Hot dogs, drinks, and snacks will be fore sale. Plus s’mores, storytelling, music and a beautiful Lake Erie sunset acting as a backdrop for all the sculptures. A great way to wrap up a day of fun on our great lake.

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