Much to our chagrin and due to circumstances beyond our control, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition will go on hiatus for 2020. The Port of San Diego and all of us involved in producing the event regret that this decision had to be made. Downtown piers must be kept open to handle any contingencies that may arise from the devastating effects of the Covid-19 virus on the world’s cruise industry. Here in California, even after stay-at-home regulations are lifted, social distancing may preclude high-density attendance at major events for much of the remainder of the year.
Organizers will contact sponsors and vendors who have committed funds and either refund any fees paid or apply them to future events at the requestor’s option. We thank them for their support.
Stay safe! We hope to return this world-class festival to San Diego in 2021. In the meantime, support your local artists, sand and otherwise.
Joyce, Gordon and the entire team