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Friday Photos ~ A Sandcastle Soiree in Sparks, Nevada

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Sandcastle in Sparks Nevada

It might be hard to imagine an event like this one in Sparks, Nevada, but last weekend we were lucky enough to have three of the top professional sandcastle builders at the Sparks Marina building and creating in the sand. This event was sponsored by the City of Sparks and coincides with Reno's Artown that is happening all over Reno and Sparks.

John Woodworth, William Dow and Bert Adamseach created a nautical themed sandcastle. They weren't quite finished when I stopped by so I am sure their finished creation was simply amazing. These photos were taking after on a few hours work on each sculpture.

 The Sandcastle Soiree is just another fabulous Sparks, Nevada family fun event!

Friday Photos ~ A Sandcastle Soiree in Sparks, Nevada


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Comment balloon 17 commentsTerrie Leighton • July 15 2011 07:21PM



That is a wow, I reall enjoy learning about all the area events throughout the country, what a treat! A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 8 years ago

Terrie - these are such cool sand sculptures and what talent it must take to learn how to do this! It would kill me to have them fall apart or be washed aways! Great photos! have a wonderful weekend!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Terrie - That is a GREAT event for Sparks, Nevada!  And a great way to promote your area!  The last time I was where they built sandcastles was in Carmel.  That was several years ago.  The artists seem to be getting better and better each year!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 8 years ago

I love the pirate ship one!  I got a ship for my son today for his birthday, so it is neat!

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California)) almost 8 years ago

Hi Terrie:  I just saw a reality show about a group of people who does this for a living, very interesting and they seem to work very hard at this!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) almost 8 years ago

Terrie, interesting have such a lovely area...some rain and humidity headed our way!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 8 years ago

It's just amazing what someone with an imagination and a little ability can create. Great stuff here Terrie. Hope all is well!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 8 years ago

Looks like a great event for the talented and the not so talented (I fall in the latter category but would love to watch!)

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) almost 8 years ago

They used to have these on the beach in Santa Cruz when I lived there. The talent and craftsmanship that goes into these is amazing. Cool post

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) almost 8 years ago

Alexandra ~ Thank you! I was just looking at your blog and you really have some spectacular pictures of your area. Nice work showing off your beautiful area.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 8 years ago

You know Kristine ~ I was wondering what happened to the sandcastles after these events are over. Do the builders simply pack up their tools and walk away? Let someone else tear them down or do it themselves? I wonder.

Myrl~ The sandcastle artists are amazing. I saw a show in Half Moon Bay once, it was pretty spectacular.

It is so funny Chris because it took me a minute or two to finally figure out the a Pirate Ship was being built! I had to stand at an angle and it become totally clear. It was obvious after ... and pretty darn cool as well.

Can you imagine going to great beaches all over the word to play in the sand Jane? Well they do more than play in the sand but it must be a rough life!

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 8 years ago

WOW - those are some amazing photos! We have sand contests down here as well from time to time.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 8 years ago

Hey Kristin I hope you didn't get to much rain!! I hear it is really hot where you are so maybe a little rain helped a little? Have a great week.

Craig ~ I am sure with your imagination you could be a sandcastle sculpture if you wanted to! Maybe you could sell some of your ideas to the artists if playing in the sand is not your thing. What do you think?

Renee~ I am with you on this one ~ I am into the watching part as well. Sitting, relaxing, drink in hand on a beach taking in the scenery, that is more me!! lol

Thanks Gerry~ I think great events like this are held on nearly every beach across the county. They do such impressive work people are simply drawn to them!!

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Barbara-Jo~ They are fun to see aren't they. Usually Sandcastle events are at big beautriful seasides along the coast somewhere so having an event like this at the Sparks Marina in the middle of a desert was pretty exciting for us locals!!

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 8 years ago

It is amazing what people can do with sand. I've tried building sand castles before, but can't imagine coming up with something like these.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 8 years ago

I was never any good at building sandcastles for the kids Todd! Just don't have the kind of talent required I guess! Hope your summer is going great!!

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 8 years ago

These are amazing! I am still trying to master Sandcastles 101 - Bucket and sand... Oh, to be that talented!

Posted by Heather Tawes Nelson, Associate Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS - Scottsdale, AZ (Realty ONE Group) over 7 years ago

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