Brian Wigelsworth

Brian Wigelsworth

Brian Wigelsworth

Brian has been creating in sand from a very early age.  Naturally artistic he loved working in many art mediums.

Later in life he went to school for Commercial Design and Illustration and started his own studio art company in Minneapolis. He loved entering amateur sand sculpting events with his family. After he retired  from a successful art career, he returned to amateur sand competitions, then moving up to state competitions, until he was invited to a Master level competition in Ft Myers Florida, where he met true experts of sand and found himself in a whole new class of artists.  It wasn’t long before he started his first sand sculpting company creating beer displays inside grocery and liquor  stores Gold Coast Eagle Distributers.  Growing his business he then dreamed up the “Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival” in Sarasota, Florida.  With the help of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce and local businesses like the Best Western Siesta Key, Smith Architecture and others, they brought his dream to fruition. He now has partnered with Sculptor Andy Daily with their company “SandVenture Crew”, with clients like Hyundai, Marriott, New York Life, Loreal, Peterbuilt, Margaritaville Clothing, The Inns of Sanibel and many more.

The Crystal Classic has become an incredible event in the community for over a decade now, and with the Siesta Key Chamber and our local’s help, will only become better every year.

Thank you so very much to everyone who contributes and attends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2023 Solo First place

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2023 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.