What is Sandman?
Each year professional sculptor Dan Belcher creates a stunning 3 dimensional creation made completely out of sand. Want to see this years creation stop by our parking lot at 7661 Mexico Rd in St. Peters starting on Friday, July 29th.
Dates: July 29th - August 26th
Invite your friends and neighbors
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Learn more about this years sculpture:
About the Artist!
Dan has been creating professional sand sculptures across the continent and around the globe for 29 years. He says he is honored to have learned from many pioneers of the art form, and now to have the privilege of collaborating with a family of many of the best new, talented sand sculptors on the planet.
Honored indeed. He is among the world’s most awarded sand artists. “Sand sculpture is a test—it can flow like a dance, or feel like a wrestling match. It is an exhilarating, physical, and creative endeavor; a wonderful process and an awe-inspiring product; a means of calm focus, and a cause of frustration. Remember— no magic, no tricks— just effort and desire.”
Dan is also an accomplished landscape architect and urban planner (degreed from Kansas State University) and is a founding partner in a microbrewery in Wentzville, MO. Carving sand. Brewing beer. Enjoying good friends. What else is there?
Dan Belcher - Sculptor
Sculpting Since: 1990
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
2016 Grand Prize doubles, Revere Beach Sand Festival, Revere Beach, MA
2nd Prize doubles, Neptune Festival, Virginia Beach, VA
2015 3rd Prize World Masters Class, U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge, San Diego, CA
17 world championships