Returning to GM River Days in 2016 will be the amazing Sand Sculptures presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The 150 ton sand sculpture is desig
ned by Team Sandtastic from Sarasota, Florida. Team Sandtasticcreates 50-60 sand sculptures each year and will showcase their amazing talents near Rivard Plaza & Pavilion.
Since the towering sculptures will be built during the festiva
l, visitors will be able watch
as these structures slowly take shape. The sculptures are composed entirely of water and sand, with no additional additives. There will also be an enormous sand box play area next to the sculptures.
Professional sand sculpting titles held by Sandtastic include: First Place at The American Sand Sculpting Festival, The Myrtle Beach Open, The Southeast US Championships, and others. In July of 1998,Team Sandtastic created the tallest sand castle ever hand built in under 100 manhours for Georgia Stone Mountain Park. It stood at 28 feet 7 and 1/4 inch and holds a current Guinness World Record.