River, Sand and Soul is this year’s theme for the annual Duvall SandBlast Festival of the Arts, presented by Duvall Foundation for the Arts.
Over the weekend of July 19th and 20th you will find the fine arts, music and sand sculpting event along the shores of the historic and beautiful Snoqualmie River at McCormick Park in Duvall.
This free family fun weekend features a professional and community interactive sand sculpture, live music throughout the day and into the evening, and a fine arts and craft fair where artisans demonstrate, display and sell their work.
The festival is proud to announce the return of Kali Bradford, world renowned master sand sculptor, and Dan Cautrell, local print artist and as the visual arts director.
Kali Bradford’s career has spanned more than 30 years, where she has traveled the world creating scalable and detailed sand sculptures, ranging from diminutive three foot displays, to a sky reaching 64 foot architectural installation. A multi-media artist, Bradford also paints, writes poetry and teaches.
Dan Cautrell is a printmaker and public artist born and raised in Southern California. Since transplanting to Washington in 1998 he resumed his work in linoleum and woodcut printing and advanced his outdoor art installations and public art career.
This year, Wendy McDowell is welcomed as music director. Wendy is a progressive acoustic rock performer and a very active member of the area’s music scene.
Wendy maintains personal and professional relationships with area musicians within the valley and has carefully arranged the quality and presentation of this year’s performers.
SandBlast is held Saturday and Sunday, July 19 & 20, noon to 7 p.m. each day.
On Saturday, from 7-9 p.m., Cascade Community Theatre presents Shrew’d, a comical rendition of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” adapted by Rick Greenfield.
For a preview of this year’s artisans, join us for an artist open house, Friday, July 11, 5-7 p.m., at the Duvall Visitor Center, located on Main Street in Duvall.
This event is free of charge and open to the public. Both aforementioned events are brought to you by many local sponsors, and presented by Duvall Foundation for the Arts and supported by the City of Duvall.
The Duvall Foundation for the Arts promotes creativity, diversity, and cultural awareness by supporting the arts, and arts education, in the Lower Snoqualmie Valley.