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2019 Winners

2019 Winners

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2017 Winners

2017 Winners

2017 Winners The sculptors who work at the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and the artists who exhibit at the Dimensional Art Expo continue to outdo each other year after year.  Here are the 2017 winners...  

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Shopping Guide

Folks frequently ask us about the Hand Crafted Items and Unique Artists they saw at our event.  They usually have some regret for not purchasing a item they saw and wondered where to find them. We're happy to share the specifics. Support the Arts! ...
2016 Winners

2016 Winners

Question: How do you make a pile of sand look like a beach scene? Answer: Start with some waves at the bottom; add a wide sandy beach (hmmm); better throw in a lifeguard tower to make the sand look like sand; add some clouds to indicate the sky, and...

Late News

Here are press releases and maybe some other stuff about the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition that we believe is newsworthy: ► 23 July 2019 USSSC Press Release ► 21 May 2019 Port Shuttle Press Release ► 29 April...
Dimensional Artists 2019

Dimensional Artists 2019

The Dimensional Art Exposition runs alongside the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge on the Broadway Pier and Landing in downtown San Diego on the last great holiday weekend of each summer. Some of the finest artists from all over the West and...
Dimensional Artists 2016

Dimensional Artists 2016

The 5th annual Dimensional Art Exposition runs alongside the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge on the cruise ship terminal pier in downtown San Diego on the last great holiday weekend of the summer. Some of the finest artists from all over the Southwest  exhibit ...
Dimensional Artists 2015

Dimensional Artists 2015

The 4th annual Dimensional Art Exposition runs alongside the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge on the cruise ship terminal pier in downtown San Diego on the last great holiday weekend of the summer. Some of the finest artists from all over the Southwest  exhibit ...
Eat

Eat

These gourmet food purveyors will be on site for snacking and dining while enjoying the only-once-a-year-only-on-the-pier experience of the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition.   There's something here for everyone...
USSSC on TV

USSSC on TV

From the caravan of 10 dual dirt trucks that deliver 300 tons of sand to the pier to the day the amazing sand sculptures are reduced back to dirt after the event is over, every TV station in San Diego sends reporters to cover the U.S. Sand Sculpting...

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule Q. What are the days of the event this year? A.  Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Aug. 31-Sep. 2, 2019 Q. What are the event hours? A.  Sat. and Sun. 10am-8pm; Mon. 10am-7pm Q. Where are the sculptures? A. The competition is on t...
Contact Us

Contact Us

Contact Us with questions about competing, tickets, locations, etc.
Tickets

Tickets

Skip the line at the gate; get tickets online Watch this space for tickets for 2018 event. Coming in late May.   Online prices are reduced from prices at gate, but we must add ticketing company handling fees to all prices below.   Friday...
Purchase Tickets

Purchase Tickets

Purchase tickets now and save big. The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exhibition continues to be among the biggest bargains in family entertainment in Southern California.  Here's your chance to get in on earlybird bargains....
Buy tickets now online

Buy tickets now online

Get into the Number One Labor Day weekend event in the U.S.A. with ease by skipping the ‘Purchase Tickets’ line at the gate. Follow the arrow for Online Ticketholders.   Save the dates: Saturday 8/31 Sunday 9/1 Labor Day Monday 9/2...
Charities

Charities

  The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition is proud to help support charities that focus on children's education: e3 Civic High School San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts San Diego Padres...
Marketing Partners

Marketing Partners

Since 2011, we've had a succession of marketing partners who've helped make the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition possible. They have helped our event, the community and our associated kids educational charities, and we have...

Photo Gallery

All photos courtesy of Chris Stone/Times of San Diego, Nick Biliotti, Jon Gebhart, Ron Isaacs, Bob Koveleski, Greg and Kathy LeBon. 2018 US Sand Sculpting Gallery " order_by="sortorder" order_direction="DESC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] US...
Cool California Carvers

Cool California Carvers

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I.B. Challenge Gallery

I.B. Challenge Gallery

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World Masters Gallery

World Masters Gallery

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World Masters

World Masters

-------------------------------------------------------------- Individual Sculptors Helena Bangert  • Melineige Beauregard  • Michela Ciappini • Rusty Croft  • Karen Fralich John Gowdy •  Joris Kivits  •  Sue McGrew •  Fergus Mulvany   •...
What

What

Looking for a fun event over Labor Day weekend in San Diego? Well, look no more! It’s a 3-day extravaganza for the whole family! We’re changing the name of America’s 8th  largest city between Aug. 31st and Sept. 2nd , 2019.  We’re calling it SAND i...
Entertainment

Entertainment

Guess who’s coming to dinner on our very own pier?  It’s Elvis!  He’ll be here with his tribute band, Suspicious Minds, from 6pm til 8pm on Saturday and 6pm til 8pm on Sunday.  We asked Adam Levine and Alicia Keys to join him, but we have a feeling they may...
Schedule

Schedule

The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition is open to the public for 3 days: Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Aug 31-Sept 2, 2019. Event is held rain or shine. (Of course “It never rains in Southern California.”) Competing sculptures in W...
Where / How

Where / How

This is the Excerpt

Memories from 2015 event Melineige Beauregard from Canada won the Grand Prize and took ii all this year with her 'In the Zone" sculpture. All World Masters drew on the 1,000 year history of the Olympics for their themes and their work was absolutely...