Sand Sculpture Festival: Port Aransas

Port Aransas, near Corpus Christi, is the site of yearly Sand Sculpture Festival.

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I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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12 Responses to Sand Sculpture Festival: Port Aransas

  1. Elephant says:

    Do they put something in the sand so it can be carved? It looks like cement. No sand I have ever touched could do this (overhang without support, etc.)
    Elephant

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    • EagleAye says:

      Water. They had a special section where anybody could make sculptures and an expert showed you how. You need buckets or special wood forms. They use very watery sand and let it sit in the mold. It becomes very compacted. We actually built an arch suspended between two columns and it stayed! Once the sand is compacted you simply carve with a small trowel. The experts would cut the sand away by blowing air through a tube.

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  2. britlight says:

    Holy crap, that’s amazing!

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  3. I wanted to go to Port Aransas and the North Padre Islands last Spring Break. Perhaps this year I can still see these places. Fun event. How’s the water in their beaches? Is it similar to South Padre? Amazing sand sculptures.

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    • EagleAye says:

      I understand the the water was cool, but survivable. I’m not a big swimmer so I didn’t get out in the water. My wife did and didn’t think it was too cold. I suppose it will warm up by summer.

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  4. sheila says:

    amazing skills. I like it

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