‘B’ Street Pier
1140 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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Brian Turnbough

Brian Turnbough

Sculpting Since: 2001
Location: Chicago, IL

A lifelong resident of the Chicago suburbs, Brian earned a degree in painting and drawing from Eastern Illinois University. He has been sculpting sand professionally at events and festivals worldwide for over 18 years.

Brian also paints murals and custom artwork for homes and businesses around the Chicago area through his company, Walls With Imagination. He shares a home in Mokena, IL, with his wife Brooke, and two young sons, Adam and Elton. He splits his love for form and his love for color by sculpting and painting as often as possible. Sand sculpting, he says, has allowed him the privilege to compete against and work with many of the most skilled artists in the medium in the world.

Notable achievements:

  • 2016 – Place, American Championship of Sand Sculpture, Ft. Myers Beach, FL
  • 2015 – Choice, Ft. Myers Beach
  • 2013 – Place doubles with JOO Heng Tan, World Championship of Sand Sculpture, Atlantic City, NJ
  • 2011 – Place, Ft. Myers Beach

Website: www.WallsWithImagination.com

USSSC + DAE is cancelled.

It was our great honor to have produced this iconic event for 8 years.  USA Today had named it to the ‘Top 10 in the Nation’ and American Express called it ‘one of the top 20 seaside festivals in the world’.

Hundreds of millions of media impressions were registered worldwide and over 40,000 attended the festivities each year on the downtown San Diego embarcadero. 

We thank the Master Sand Artists from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas who created magnificent sculptures from nothing more than sand and water, as well as the artists who work in other media, the entertainers, food providers, sponsors, media, staff, suppliers, volunteers and the Port of San Diego who made the event possible.

Should a title sponsor or new production company wish to bring it back to benefit local non-profits and the Southern California community at large, we will endeavor to help advise as long as we are able. 

For now, enjoy the website from years past.*

Thank you once more.

Joyce and Gordon Summer, Executive Producers

on behalf of Bruce, Tricia, Steve and the entire USSSC team.

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