Several years ago I went to see the Sand Sculpture Contest entries on Revere Beach with Emily after we went to Brimfield. At that time we went on a Friday and saw the artists working on their sculptures. It is really an amazing thing they do so watching while they meticulously worked was a lot of fun.
I realized that the 9th annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpture Festival was this weekend so Price and I went over to see the completed pieces last night. We lucked out and got a spot quickly and ran over to see the pieces before the sun set. It started rain and my back was starting to hurt so we went through pretty quickly. (I missed photographing 2 sculptures :-/)
“Your Time to Fly” by Dan Belcher from St. Louis Missouri
“Heads, I Win” by Justin Gordon from Groveland, Massachusetts
First Place – “Bee or not to Be” by Jonathan “Jobi” Bouchard of Montreal, Canada
Second Place & Sculptor’s Choice – “Everyone has a Dark Side” by Sue McGrew of Tacoma, Washington
Third Place – “Illusion” by Dan Doubleday of Treasure Island, Florida
People’s Choice – “Just Skin and Bones” by Stephane “Just Bob” Robert of Montreal, Canada
“Nautical Goddess” (I think) by Steve Topazio of Tiverton, Rhode Island
“The Earth Cries” by Benjamin Probanza from Acapulco, Mexico
It was such a fun visit to the beach. The sculptures were stunning, it was fun to walk around with Price with sand around our toes, and, of course, I was in love with the plans overhead as they were coming into nearby Logan Airport.
If you have time to quickly visit then I suggest going as the town leaves the sculptures up until the elements break them down and leave them unrecognizable. If you miss them this year then I hope that you visit Revere Beach to check out the beautiful temporary works of art.
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