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5 Dec

“Chandrabhaga Beach Hosts Sand Art Fest”

Puri’s iconic Chandrabhaga Beach is currently ablaze with artistic fervor as the 13th edition of the International Sand Art Festival takes center stage. A melting pot of creativity, this globally recognized cultural event attracts skilled sand artists from around the world to Odisha, where they showcase their prowess in crafting intricate and mesmerizing sculptures entirely composed of sand.

Diverse themes, ranging from cultural heritage to social issues and environmental conservation, form the core of this festival, offering a unique global perspective and raising awareness through the medium of sand art. Against the backdrop of the beach’s golden sands, artists bring to life intricate designs and sculptures that often convey profound messages. The festival not only draws international sand sculptors but also serves as a platform to celebrate the talents of local artisans.

Sculpting Wonders: The 13th International Sand Art Festival Shines on Chandrabhaga Beach, Puri

Chandrabhaga Beach

The festival’s overarching goals encompass promoting tourism, reveling in the rich artistry of sand sculpting, and fostering an environment for artists to share ideas and techniques. Attendees of the event are treated to the rare opportunity of witnessing the evolution of these ephemeral masterpieces throughout the festival.

Despite their transient nature, the sculptures, with their intricate details and the skilled hands that shaped them, make an indelible impression. Beyond its cultural and artistic significance, the International Sand Art Festival plays a pivotal role in showcasing the coastal beauty of the region, beckoning art enthusiasts and tourists alike to partake in its allure.

The 2023 edition of the festival showcases the participation of over 100 artists, including representatives from the USA, Australia, Sri Lanka, Russia, Belarus, and the Czech Republic. Originating in 2011 on Chandrabhaga Beach in Puri, this annual extravaganza, running from December 1-5, marks its 13th iteration in 2023. The sand art on display is a unique fusion of painting and sculpture, with no adhesive used to hold the grains of sand in place, adding an extra layer of fascination to these transient yet captivating artworks.