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Masterpieces of sand sculpting taking shape in Federal Way

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on Aug. 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
August 23, 2012 2:32 pm

Susanne Ruesler from the Netherlands left, and Fergus Mulvany, from Dublin Ireland, put the finishing touches on their sculpture called A Beautiful Malady, during the final day of doubles competition at the World Championships Of Sand Sculpting Tournament of Champions in 2011 in Federal Way. Dean J. Koepfler / Staff photographer

Some of the world’s best sand sculptors are in Federal Way now for the “Tournament of Champions” at the Northwest Sand Festival.

It’s the largest exhibition of its kind in North America and it’s happening at the Commons Mall (southwest parking lot just behind Sears) on Pacific Highway at South 320th Street in Federal Way now through Sept. 4.

It addition to the jaw-dropping sculptures there’s live music, food vendors and a giant sand box for kids. Demos include up-close sculpting lessons, a “Quick Sand” competition between sculptors and a “Request Hour” where sculptors will take requests from the crowd.

Event hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.

Admission: Adults $7, seniors (65+) and youth (5–17) $5, children under 4 are free

More info at: www.nwsandfestival.com/

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