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Sand Safari Arts Festival

Sand Safari Arts Festival transforms Surfers Paradise into a captivating beachside exhibition of life-sized and even larger than life art pieces. See 10 tonne sand sculpts, multicolour tentacles bursting out of the sand, a sculptural sand crab migration and even a full scale pirate ship resting on the beach.International and local artists are showcased in this award winning festival. Through arts, literature and education, the 2019 theme for Sand Safari highlights the importance of one of life’s real treasures– friendship!

Wander through the Artist Plaza in Cavill Mall and admire the work of local artists who have taken up residence during the festival. Participate in sand sculpting and sand art workshops.
An impressive feature of the event, the interactive sand sculpture, will be unveiled on 15th February. Named ‘Ocean’s Alley’, it will be carved into life by our skilled sculptors over five days. Start your journey at ‘Treasure Rock’, the immense carved chair that will host daily mermaid book readings. Venture through the interactive walkway and follow the storyline of JAKE AND HEIDI’S TREASURE HUNT ADVENTURE in 3D.

As night falls the outdoor art takes on a new hue as pieces become illuminated across the beach and pedestrian areas.