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Beach Art Festival returns to Horseshoe Bay March 29

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It may only be chilly March but hundreds of people will soon take to the beach for a little fun and artistic frolic.

The Third Annual Bermuda Beach Art Festival will be held on March 29 on Bermuda beaches.

Organiser Nicky Gurret called it one of Bermuda's “unique, family, community events”. During the festival the public is invited to participate and produce images in the sand at beaches across the island. The event is free to participate in with free workshops to learn the art of beach doodling.

The free works shops will take place on March 25, 26 and 27 at Horseshoe Bay from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Horseshoe Bay by renown beach artist Andreas Amador.

Mr Amador is a San Francisco native, on his website describes himself as having been reborn several times. He is known for large beach art, some which has spanned over 100,000 feet.

The Beach Art Festival will take place from 11am to 1pm across beaches all over the island. Artists will take pictures of their beach art and submit them by March 29 at 3pm to entries@bermudabeachartfestival.com. People who would like to compete for the cash prizes of up to $500 in each category, tourist, teenagers, family and adults can e-mail match@northrock, or message Bermuda Beach Art Facebook or call Nicky Gurret at 295-4597.

This year there will be free yoga classes at Elbow and Horseshoe Bay from 11am to 12pm. Last year's event saw over a thousand residents and tourists come out to view and partake of this intriguing art and this year the organisers hope to have more beach artist sign up so that every beach is adorned with beach art.

The first Festival in 2012, which has now become an annual event, was judged by award winning beach artist Sam Dougas of France.

“Mr Dougas was a huge inspiration to all and his beautiful beach art a revelation,” said Ms Gurret. “Last year saw amazing beach artist Andy Coutanche create wonderful art.

“The Bermuda Beach Art Festival is a celebration of Bermuda's beautiful beaches expressed in art right on and in the sand. Beaches across the Island are adorned with amazing beach art that only lasts until the next high tide washes them away.”

A previous sand art creation during the Beach Art Festival at Horseshoe Bay (Photo by Glenn Tucker)

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Published March 11, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated March 11, 2014 at 9:43 am)

Beach Art Festival returns to Horseshoe Bay March 29

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