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 including professionally-directed, interactive sand sculpting, live music, community theatre and a juried fine arts and crafts fair.
One of the featured artists this year is Dan Cautrell, festival visual arts director.
Dan has been creating installations and most of the recognizable iconic themes for the SandBlast festival for over 10 years. His undeniable style and talent is known throughout the Snoqualmie Valley and beyond. In fact, this year, Dan is one of the artists exclusively selected to install a sculptural interpretation honoring Duvall’s Centennial. Visit Dan throughout the weekend in his booth of “Mixed Amazements,” including this year’s SandBlast print entitled “Dancing in the River”.
In addition to Dan, our Master Sand Sculptor Kali Bradford, and on-scene artist Joe Lee Davidson, this year’s artisans include: (roster at press time) Janelle Lile, painting/prints; Carman Komm, Mad Mosaics; Dawn Henry, Jewelry; Ashley Bohler, Watercolor/Drawing; Becky Jeanes, Fish Prints; Cynthia Marker, Painting; Tristan Coomes, Jewelry; Dan Young, Found Object Painting; Jo Parmley, Hand Dyed Garments; Laura Krause, Jewelry/Crystals; Malory Milke, Painting; Christine Rommel, Glass Mosaic; Paula Strobel/Russel Hendricks, Fabulous Whimsy; Kim Darby, Valley Photography; Chris Hyatt, Stone Bird Houses; Kristin Connors, Artisan Collection, Bags/Jewelry; Hannah Hsu, Decoupage home furnishings, Jewelry; Heather Stoneburner Kyle, Nature Photography.
Artists will display and sell their work, and some will offer demonstrations.
Festival hours are Saturday, July 20th, noon to 6 p.m. - with a 7 p.m. performance of The Tempest by William Shakespeare, adapted by the Cascade Community Theatre - and Sunday, July 21st, noon to 6 p.m.
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.