Where to See Sand Sculpting in Action

The public is invited to be part of the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & 3D Art Exposition

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    Master sculptors from all over the U.S. and the world will complete their art pieces looking at the San Diego skyline over the Labor Day Weekend.

    The public is invited to be part of the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & 3D Art Exposition taking place on the B Street Pier in downtown Friday through Monday.

    Among those beginning their pieces Friday was apprentice sand sculptor Dale Holbrook. He usually works with clay but thought he would try his hand with sand.

    “It’s very exciting and I’m having a real good time playin’ in the sand,” he said.

    All he knows about his project is that it's going to be a woman with long hair. Other than that, he’ll create it as he goes.

    Other projects were well on their way for the competition that ends Sunday.

    On Saturday, there will be a special “I.B Challenge” that pits three teams who have walked away from the former U.S. Open Sandcastle Competitions with the grand prize.

    You can watch the Archisand, I.B. Posse and Sand Squirrels face off against each other once again beginning at 9 a.m.

    On Sunday, judges will survey the pieces in both contests and decide who will walk away with the cash prizes.

    There will also be food trucks, live music, other art vendors and a kids’ sandbox for those little ones who may be inspired.

    If you want to see the finished products, you can always stroll along the pier on Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find ticket information on the organization's website.