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National Sand Sculptor Returns to Duvall SandBlast

The Duvall SandBlast Festival of the Arts’ “2013 SandTennial”  is again honored to feature Kali Bradford, award winning and internationally known Master Sand Sculptor.  Kali’s career has spanned for more than 30 years, where she has traveled the world creating scalable and detailed sand sculptures, ranging from diminutive three foot displays, to a sky reaching 64 foot architectural installation.  She’s sculpted sand in China, Australia, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and India as well as throughout the United States.  In August of 2012, Kali was awarded fourth, out of twenty competitors, in the NW Sand Festival, “Tournament of Champions” held in Federal Way, WA, and just last month she was honored with third place out of a field of ten in the 1st “Sand Bash Women's Master Sand Sculpting Championship” held in Fort Meyers Beach, FL.  Kali is a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recipient, and has been granted awards on nine separate occasions in California, and on two occasions in Washington, as an artist-in-residenceA multi-media artist, Bradford also paints, writes poetry and teaches.  See more of Kali’s art at:  http://sandart.tumblr.com/ 

On Saturday and Sunday, July 20 & 21, you will find the annual SandBlast Festival of the Arts at McCormick Park in Duvall, along the shore of the historic and beautiful Snoqualmie River. This year’s “SandTennial” features many endeavors into the arts in addition to the professionally-directed, interactive sand sculpting.  Enjoy live music, community theatre, and a juried fine arts and crafts fair.  Free family fun for all!  Festival hours are Noon to 6pm, with a Saturday night 7:00pm performance of The Tempest by William Shakespeare, adapted by the Cascade Community.  Food and beverage vendors on site:  Rustic Pie: Pizza and Breads; Hillside Academy's Middle School: Sno-Cones & Sweets; and Anchorhead Coffee: bottled cold coffee drinks.  Alcohol not permitted in the park.  Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.  The event is brought to you by many local sponsors, and presented by  Duvall Foundation for the Arts and supported by the City of Duvall.  For more information contact Duvall Foundation for the Arts at www.duvallarts.org or email admin@duvallarts.org.  The Duvall Foundation for the Arts promotes creativity, diversity, and cultural awareness by supporting the arts, and arts education, in the lower Snoqualmie valley.

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