Walter McDonald And Abe Waterman


Walter MacDonald

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Birthplace: Texas

Current home base: South Padre Island, Texas

People call him The Amazin’ Walter. He is a Master Sandsculptor traveling the world building sand castles as well as spreading the word (UNLITTER!) Amazin’, as his friends call him, also makes jewelry, works in clay and carves antler, bone, wood and other materials. He plays Ukulele and Harmonica with “The Happy Band”. Seasonally Amazin’ teaches sand castle lessons and creates balloon sculptures on the patio at Blackbeards’ on South Padre Island, Tx. He is the Grand Poobah of the Sons of the Beach, a not profitable disorganization dedicated to Having Fun! Helping others Have Fun! and Unlittering.



Abe Waterman

Birthplace and current home base: Prince Edward Island, Canada


Abe Waterman, from PEI, Canada, has been creating artwork ever since he was old enough to eat crayons; he considered every new diaper a fresh canvas. Though some may still consider Abe’s output rather colorful, and he may still enjoy a Crayola from time to time, he now works mostly on ephemeral mediums, such as sand and snow.

Off Site Transportation

Avoid the crowds at the beach!  Take Route 11 to Siesta or Ride the Siesta Key Breeze Free Trolley Service on the island.

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