International Sand Sculpture Festival

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FIESA 2009: Discoveries

Described as the largest sand sculpture event in the world,[1][2][3] the International Sand Sculpture Festival or Festival Internacional de Escultura em Areia (FIESA) has been held in Pêra, Algarve, Portugal annually since 2003. The site at 37°07′44″N 8°19′52″W / 37.1289°N 8.3310°W / 37.1289; -8.3310Coordinates: 37°07′44″N 8°19′52″W / 37.1289°N 8.3310°W / 37.1289; -8.3310 occupies 15,000 square metres (3.7 acres). Each year about 60 artists use 35000 tons of sand to create 50 works of art. The exhibition is also open in the evenings with atmospheric lighting.[4]

Themes[edit]

Sigmund Freud with a patient (FIESA 2009)

Each year the exhibition has a different theme:[5]

2014: Music II
2013: Music
2012: Idols
2011: Animal Kingdom
2010: Living World
2009: Discoveries
2008: Hollywood Films and Characters
2007: Wonders of the World
2006: Mythology
2005: Lost Worlds
2004: Tales of Enchantment

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The world's biggest sand sculpture event is under way". Euro Weekly News. Spain. 6 July 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "All star cast : International Sand Sculpture Festival". The Star. Malaysia. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sand Sculpture - FIESA 2009". The Art Inquirer. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Algarve Guide Book
  5. ^ FIESA website

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