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World Sand Sculptures Championship

World Sand Sculptures Championship

From 8th August, realization and exhibition of sand sculptures

Spires, castles, towers standing out against the clouds, figures that seem about to come to life any minute. We’re not talking about the latest Walt Disney movie but about the World Sand Sculptures Championship for Countries taking place every year on Cervia free beach. Forget about works of art made with brushes, colours and clay! Art can also be expressed through sand, provided that the grains are amalgamated with plenty of water and creativity. In Cervia different countries from all over the world come together, discovering the importance of simplicity. As Oscar Wilde put it, simple pleasures are the last resort of complex souls. So, champions divided into twosomes, work to create sand sculptures. Grain by grain they will ‘build’ an unforgettable event. This event – unique for Italy – is part of other important world ‘sand sculptures’ events organized in the U.S. and in the East. Among the participant countries that took part in the previous editions of Cervia's championship: the U.S., Morocco, Spain, Belgium, Russia, Netherlands, India. Italian artists are also well represented.

The tools used by participants are somewhat similar to those used by masons on the one side and those used by sculptors on the other one. Works can be up to 8 metres high. They issue from the skilled hands and from the lively fantasy of artists.

After the prize-giving ceremony the works of art will form an exhibition lasting until mid-October.



Arte e Sabbia
Dario Fantini


from 8th August to 15th October 2018


from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 3.30 to 6.30 p.m.


Free Beach Cervia

Cervia - Lungomare Grazia Deledda


free offer

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Tourist Information Office - Cervia
Torre San Michele, Via Arnaldo Evangelisti 4
0544 977194

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