2022 Crystal Classic Organizers


Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Staff

Event Chair/Fundraising
Ann Frescura, Executive Director, Siesta Key Chamber:

Event Coordinator/Vendor & Ticket Manager
Marisa Merlino, Promotion & Event Manager, Siesta Key Chamber:

Volunteer Manager
Mia Leone, Siesta Key Chamber Visitor Center Manager:

Merchandise Sales Manager
Nancy-jo Manney, Membership Director, Siesta Key Chamber:


Crystal Classic Event Committee

Artist & Sand Manager: Andy Daily, The SandVenture Crew

Entertainment Chair: Cynthia Brock, REMAX

Finance Chair: Mark Smith, Smith Architects, Inc.

Sarasota County Parks and Recreation:  Jonathan Poyner, Catherine Wunderlich

Website Manager: Syd Krawczyk, Concept Digital Media

Committee At Large: Mike Gatz - Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill, Kara Altice-Montes - Altez Vacations, Steve Cavanaugh - Tropical Sands Accommodations, Eileen Parkinson


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.

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.