Treasure Island hosts the 9th Annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Sand Sculpture Competition and Music Festival November 15-19, 2017
All it takes is a pile of sand, some buckets of water, and lots of imagination to build a masterpiece — at least for ten master sculptors who return to Treasure Island for the 9th annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Sand Sculpture Competition and Music Festival November 15-19, 2017.
The top four sculptures and a “people’s choice” sculpture will be awarded over $12,000 cash prizes. Sand sculptors at Sanding Ovations come from throughout the world, representing countries such as Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Russia, Lithuania, Canada and the United States.
The masterful exhibition of sand sculpting talent at the world-class level is the big appeal, supplemented by the giant sponsor sculpture created by Treasure Island’s own Meredith Corson and Dan Doubleday of Sanding Ovations professional sand sculptors.
The beach food court, an arts and crafts marketplace and three days of live music make Sanding Ovations a must-see event while visiting Treasure Island.
Florida Governor Jeb Bush proclaimed Treasure Island as the Sand Sculpture Capital of Florida in 2001. Treasure Island was home to the World’s Largest Sandcastle in 1985.
Produced by the City of Treasure Island Parks & Recreation Department, Sanding Ovations is free and open to the public. For event schedules, sand sculptor bio’s, and other Sanding Ovations info, visit www.mytreasureisland.com or call TI Parks & Recreation at 727-547-4575 ext. 237.