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    Saturday, November 26, 2022

    Creating works of art out of sand

    Thomas Koet of Florida works on his sand sculpture “So Close” Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at Misquamicut Beach in Westerly for the Atlantis Rising International Sand Sculpture Competition. Tuesday the artists started on their sand sculptures and have until 6 p.m. Friday to finish. The event runs Friday through Monday and offers sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, live music, food trucks and other activities. For schedule of events go to https://www.southcountyri.com/atlantis-rising/ (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Dan Belcher of Missouri, right, and fellow artists work on their sand sculptures Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at Misquamicut Beach in Westerly for the Atlantis Rising International Sand Sculpture Competition. The event runs Friday through Monday and offers sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, live music, food trucks and other activities. For schedule of events go to https://www.southcountyri.com/atlantis-rising/ (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Melineigo Beauregard of Hawaii works on her sand sculpture “Balance” Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at Misquamicut Beach in Westerly for the Atlantis Rising International Sand Sculpture Competition. Tuesday the artists started on their sand sculptures and have until 6 p.m. Friday to finish. The event runs Friday through Monday and offers sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, live music, food trucks and other activities. For schedule of events go to https://www.southcountyri.com/atlantis-rising/ (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Karen Fralich of Canada works on her sand sculpture “Loss” Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at Misquamicut Beach in Westerly for the Atlantis Rising International Sand Sculpture Competition. Tuesday the artists started on their sand sculptures and have until 6 p.m. Friday to finish. The event runs Friday through Monday and offers sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, live music, food trucks and other activities. For schedule of events go to https://www.southcountyri.com/atlantis-rising/ (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Thomas Koet of Florida works on his sand sculpture “So Close” Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at Misquamicut Beach in Westerly for the Atlantis Rising International Sand Sculpture Competition. Tuesday the artists started on their sand sculptures and have until 6 p.m. Friday to finish. The event runs Friday through Monday and offers sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, live music, food trucks and other activities. For schedule of events go to https://www.southcountyri.com/atlantis-rising/ (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Dan Belcher of Missouri works on his sand sculpture “Ship of Fools” Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at Misquamicut Beach in Westerly for the Atlantis Rising International Sand Sculpture Competition. Tuesday the artists started on their sand sculptures and have until 6 p.m. Friday to finish. The event runs Friday through Monday and offers sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, live music, food trucks and other activities. For schedule of events go to https://www.southcountyri.com/atlantis-rising/ (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Dan Belcher of Missouri works on his sand sculpture “Ship of Fools” Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at Misquamicut Beach in Westerly for the Atlantis Rising International Sand Sculpture Competition. Tuesday the artists started on their sand sculptures and have until 6 p.m. Friday to finish. The event runs Friday through Monday and offers sculpting demonstrations and lessons, live music, food trucks and other activities. For schedule of events go to https://www.southcountyri.com/atlantis-rising/ (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Detail of a sand sculpture that welcomes people to the the Atlantis Rising International Sand Sculpture Competition at Misquamicut Beach in Westerly. The event runs Friday through Monday and offers sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, live music, food trucks and other activities. For schedule of events go to https://www.southcountyri.com/atlantis-rising/ (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Westerly ―The Atlantis Rising International Sand Sculpture Competition is taking place Friday through Monday at Misquamicut Beach in Westerly.

    Tuesday ten artists started their sand sculptures and have until 6 p.m. Friday to finish. The total time they have to work on their sculptures is 40 hours. Judges will announce their choice for the winner of the competition that evening.

    The public can also vote for their favorite sand sculpture and their winner will be announced on Monday.

    The winner of the public’s favorite will receive $2,500 and the winner of the judges’ choice will receive $7,500. It is possible that an artist could win both prizes.

    The event offers sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, live music, food trucks and other activities. Go to https://www.southcountyri.com/atlantis-rising/ for the schedule of events.

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