Brian Wigelsworth And Matt Long


Brian Wigelsworth

Sarasota, Florida

Siesta Key’s own Master Sand Sculptor, Brian is the creator of the Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival. He has a long background in commercial design and illustration and applies it well to his creations in sand for international competitions, corporate events, retail and trade show displays, fairs and festivals. Brian has designed and implemented, with a team of artists, some unusual sculptures, including a 5-foot high, 70-foot-long sculpture used as a catwalk with a 14-foot backdrop, for a Margaritaville Clothing fashion show…twice. Brian enjoys creating photo-ops sculptures for event fundraisers. When it comes to sand sculpting, he loves to think outside the sandbox.



Matt Long

Staten Island, New York

Since 2001, Matt has created innumerable sand sculptures around the world for every type of event imaginable. From small but impressive table-top sand sculptures at trade shows to sculptures well over a hundred tons. They are always suited to the client, well thought out, and skillfully designed.

Matt has placed in four World Championship Competitions and was a cast member for the two-season run of the Travel Channel Show Sand Masters. He has created sand sculptures as far away as Thailand and New Zealand to Times Square and Rockefeller Plaza. Matt has also designed and patented Can You Dig It Sand Tools that are used by participants in all his team building events.

Some notable clients include American Express, McDonalds, Disney, Discovery Network, Shark Week, Time Warner, King’s Hawaiian,, Sales Force, Johnson and Johnson, John Frieda, Arizona Ice Tea, Nike, Tommy Bahama, Banana Republic, Remy Martin, W Hotels, Atlantis Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City Tourism, Caribbean Tourism, New Jersey Tourism, Curacao Tourism, Puerto Rico Tourism…. You get the idea.
Beyond his artistic skills, Matt is also a seasoned entertainer and promoter for his clients interests when carving sand. His interaction with spectators and attendees at events is always disarming and friendly.


The free Siesta Key Breeze Trolley runs daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm to and from Siesta Key Village and Turtle Beach. A mobile app is available to track the trolley in real time.

New transportation on and off Siesta Key is now available via Sarasota County’s OnDemand Service.

Customers can request a ride via a mobile app, which is available in app stores for iPhone and Android devices, online at, or by calling 941-300-1553. OnDemand uses accessible minivans and operates similarly to today’s popular ridesharing services like Uber and Lift. The OnDemand vehicle will pick up customers and take them to their destinations within the same zone.

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