The Festival of Sand Sculptures in the Hamptons started in 2000. It was initiated by a local sculptor Gregory Grady. At the time, he created several sand sculptures on the local beach, exclusively on voluntary basis.
Now this festival has become an international event. This year, for sculpture creation were used more than 150 tons of sand. The contest was attended by ten world-class masters. The festival’s prize fund was $ 15,000. When looking at the final works, it is obvious that the jury had a hard job choosing the winner. The winners were announced on June 22, and starting with July 7, the exhibition became available for visitors.