2009 Sand Sculpture Art Festival

2009 Sand Sculpture Art Festival
The 2009 Nantou City Sand Sculpture Art Festival [2009南投市貓羅溪畔沙雕藝術節] opened on January 17 and runs until February 15.  Located along the Maoluo River, this is the first event of its kind held in central Taiwan.
2009 Sand Sculpture Art Festival
I guess a handful of local hoodlums had grown tired of simply getting intoxicated, breaking empty liquor bottles on the street, and urinating in public as some of the sculptures were vandalized about a week and a half before the opening of the festival.  Luckily, the damage had been repaired and the works were ready for the opening.
2009 Sand Sculpture Art Festival
The festival showcases the work of twenty artists.   Adjacent to the sand sculptures exhibit is a driftwood art exhibit.  There is also a stage set-up, but no one was performing or speaking when we went.  There is also plenty of stands for snacks and a section for kids to create their own sculptures.
2009 Sand Sculpture Art Festival
Looking to drive here?  You can get directions from Google Maps.
2009 Sand Sculpture Art Festival

9 thoughts on “2009 Sand Sculpture Art Festival

  1. I like it! I think these kinds of festivals are so great because they make you think of your childhood and encourage you to use your imagination. At least when I was a kid, I would fantasize about making gigantic sand sculptures when I was at the beach. They never quite turn out that way. ;)

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