Northwest NEWS

July 20, 1998


Sandblast Arts Festival

   Sand carving, dance, music and art will be featured at this year's Duvall Sandblast Arts Festival, scheduled for July 25-26 at the town's McCormick Park on the banks of the Snoqualmie River. People who come to the Festival can observe or participate in many of the activities planned. They can help carve a replica of the Black Prince, a steamship that once brought supplies and passengers up the river to town.
   Or they can participate in any of three dance workshops, one on Afro-jazz directed by Chris Daigre, tap or jazz dancing. They can listen to Cajun music, supplied by two local groups, File Gumbo and Femmes d'Enfer. Or they can stroll along the old railroad right-of-way and see the works of local artists.
   Sand carving will begin on Saturday morning. Dance workshops will get underway on Saturday at 11 a.m. and the Art Walk will open an hour later.
   Musical performances begin at 2 on Saturday and 12:30 on Sunday.
   Individuals and groups wanting to perform musical or dance numbers before a live audience will have the opportunity from 4 - 5:45 p.m. on Sunday.
   Performances by the three dance groups will be at 6 - 8 p.m. on Sunday. Carving of the Black Prince should also be completed that afternoon.