9th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Nov. 9-12, 2018
Sarasota, FL, November 1, 2018 – With 24 Master Sculptors coming from nine countries, building 16 sculptures, some up to 10 ft. tall, who wouldn’t want to be on Siesta Beach next Friday-Monday? The festival starts at 10 AM on November 9th and runs through 5 PM November 12th. “We have some incredible artists coming this year from the far reaches of the world – South Korea, Singapore, Lithuania and the Netherlands just to name a few. We are happy to be presenting four additional competing sculptures this year as we go to eight solo artist competitors and eight artist doubles competitors,” says Creator and Sand Coordinator Brian Wigelsworth.
With last year’s success of nighttime music and sculptures, the festival will be open Saturday and Sunday nights until 9 pm this year with live music, drinks at the party tent, and a fabulous light display of the amazing sculptures.
The live music lineup will include an eclectic roster of popular local and Tampa Bay area acts. Other festival attractions include free sand sculpting lessons and demos, an amateur competition on Saturday, Quick Sand speed sculpting, and an array of food, drink and retail vendors.
Information regarding the 2018 festival schedule can be found on the website: www.siestakeycrystalclassic.com.
The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is owned by Siesta Beach Festival, Inc., a 501(c)3, non-profit corporation. The festival is produced by the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce to promote tourism, local businesses and the visual arts through a collaborative partnership with the community.
Founded in 2010, The Crystal Classic is a collaborative community event that supports the cultural arts and celebrates beautiful Siesta Key Beach. It is the result of discussions between master sand sculptor and Siesta Key resident Brian Wiglesworth and representatives of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, Mote Marine Laboratory and Visit Sarasota County.
For more information about Siesta Key Crystal Classic please contact Trish Ivey – 941-914-6671; email Trish@freshprsarasota.com; or visit www.SiestaKeyCrystalClassic.com. For video, please visit the Siesta Key Crystal Classic YouTube channel.