Quick Sand

Brian Wigelsworth - Master Sculptor and Founder of Siesta Key Crystal Classic

Quick Sand Contest

Friday & Saturday12: 30 – 1:00 / 4:00 – 4:30
Sunday 12:30 – 1:00 (Finals!)

Quick Sand pits two master sculptors against each other in a 10-minute, speed-sculpting contest. Just before the timer begins, the sculptors are given a word that they must sculpt in their pile of sand.  The pile is formed with a 5-gallon bucket and is mounted on a lazy susan, which enables the sculptors to sculpt "in-the-round" making it possible for the audience to see the progress. Using applause, the audience chooses the sculptor whose sculpture best represents the word given. Winners advance to the next round. The competition culminates at the finals on Sunday at 12:30.

This exciting 10-minute contest not only demonstrates the skills of the sculptors, but also their ability to think and sculpt quickly.

2017 Winner


Siesta Key Crystal Classic

November 9 - 12, 2018
Recently named America's #1 Beach, the Siesta Key Crystal Classic has become a favorite of the professional sand sculptors who have competed here.


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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Become A Sponsor

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic offers sponsors high visibility, the opportunity to participate in a collaborative community event and a way to visibly support the cultural arts and our beautiful Siesta Beach. With over 50,000 attendees, your brand or logo is exposed to over 25,000 people outside of Sarasota County.*

Please click here to forward any inquiries regarding sponsorship. Thank you!

*Based upon surveys of attendees from 2016 festival.

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