Northwest NEWS

June 19, 2000

Valley Special

'Let's Have a Blast in the Sand'

Sandcarving project in July

   DUVALL--The annual sandsculpting and arts festival known as Sandblast takes place at McCormick Park during the weekend of July 29 and 30.

   While musicians fill the air with lively strains, artists will be showing and demonstrating their work, children and families will be displaying their art along the old railroad grade, and folks down on the beach will be creating fantastical sand sculptures.

   The Open Community Sandcarving Project takes place both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. Basic starting instruction will be available onsite. Individuals and groups wanting to carve should reserve a beach plot by calling 425-788-9844.

   Those who plan to carve should bring containers with bottoms out (buckets, plastic garbage cans, etc.), shovels, spoons, trowels, and butter knives with which to carve, water containers, special effects and "eyeball material."

   Sandblast has become a midsummer tradition in Duvall, attracting visitors from all over the county. The event is sponsored by the Duvall Arts Commission, the Duvall Foundation for the Arts, and the King County Arts Commission.