Thursday, June 23, 2011
The 2011 edition of the Blankenberge Sand Sculpture Festival shows the works from 38 artists from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Siberia and Australia, who will transform tonnes of sand (the ideal kind of sand comes from the river, featuring coarser and more angular grains, which cling more easily to each other) into wonderful sculptures.
Based on the theme "Magical Moments Festival of Disneyland Paris", the festival offers its visitors a journey to the magical land of imagination that Disney has presented through generations of children and grownups.
By the hands of these sculptors, characters such as Alladin, Alice, Flynn Ryder, Rapunzel, Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook, the unmissable novels of Jules Verne, or the adventures of the Wild West and the Pirates of the Caribbean, the Blankenberge Sand Sculpture Festival 2011 is an event to be visited by everyone who likes art, namely sculpture, and especially by those who keep the child within.
Tickets can be easily purchased at the box office at the entrance to the festival, in every Belgian Railway station, on the coastal tram service (Kusttram) and online (with a reservation cost).
More information is available on the official website.
The festival can be visited until Semptember 12, everyday between 10am and 7pm.