The town of Revere held a contest for professional sand sculpters at their beach (obviously) and we saw a clip about the event on our local news and decided to take the children down to check it out.
Right away it was obvious that these were not your typical sand castles.
These were real sculptures and 3-D works of art.
We went to the event very early on a Sunday morning and the sky was still very hazy over the beach.
That was the bad news. The good news was that there were hardly any crowds and we were able to get close up to all the creations.
Many could best be described as bizarre, but a few like the one below, we beautiful.
I liked the way you could see the ocean through the flowery lace pattern.
The award ceremony had already happened, so we were able to see who had won first, second and third prize as well as Artists' Favorite and Crowd Favorite. For the most part, we agreed with the judges' choices.
None of us had ever been to Revere Beach before. I assume that on a typical day (especially later in the morning) there are great crowds of people enjoying the sand and the ocean. The beach was pretty and if you stared at the ocean, the town had a vacation-y feel.
I'd like to come back to this contest another year while the artists are working and spend time watching their technique. I'd love to know how on earth they keep that sand together and how they make it all so smooth!
My sand art NEVER looks like that!