Greg Grady Jr and Justin Gordon

Greg Grady Jr and Justin Gordon

Greg Grady Jr

Greg J. Grady (G2) is a New Hampshire native, a self-taught artist and a 2nd generation sand sculptor. What started as a hobby on summer vacations as a young child has turned into following in the footsteps of his father. His Irish luck would have him apprenticing under the world’s best sand sculptors, playing in the biggest of sand boxes, and traveling to beaches across the country. A passion for sand had turned into a career over the last decade. Greg has made sand sculptures for just about every event imaginable, from the simple but very important wedding proposal, to the largest of corporate events, to being a part of successful attempts at setting Guinness World Records.
A honed talent and love for creating has expanded to working with other mediums over the years such as snow, wood, foam, stone, pumpkins and more.

Justin Gordon

Justin Gordon is from Groveland, Mass, and has been wood carving since 1974. He started sculpting professionally in 1991 after a lay off from his engineering job. He now sculpts in ice, snow at ski areas, wood, including chainsaw and tree stump carvings, wax for the jewelry industry and bronzes, foam, clay, stone, sand, pumpkins, and chocolate. Sand sculpting has taken Justin to Taiwan, Kuwait, Oman, the Caribbean, BC and Quebec, Canada, and throughout the US. Justin also does 50-ton sand sculptures at the Topsfield Fair in MA and the Champlain Valley Fair in VT. Justin now concentrates mostly on fine wood carved custom clock cases, architectural carvings, fine wood sculptures, carved canes for college graduates, bronzes, and period gun stocks. You can learn more about Justin on his website:




sidew 1st solo

2022 Solo First place

side 1st place doubles

2022 Doubles First place

Recently named America's #1 Beach, the Siesta Key Crystal Classic has become a favorite of the professional sand sculptors who have competed here.




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.