Sand Sculpture Festival 2017 in Jesolo Lido

Europe, 60 years of peace - art, culture and history of European people

From 02 June 2017 to 10 September 2017

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The full calendar of the summer events in Jesolo 2017 could not be without the traditional appointment with the sand sculptures exhibition in Jesolo Italy. From 2 June to 10 September the Jesolo international festival sand sculpture exhibition will transport the most popular seaside resort of the Upper Adriatic in a charming trip through Europe!

Following the successful format introduced in the last editions of the Jesolo of sand sculpture exhibition, the festival gets closer to the heart of the city and moves away from the traditional marquee set up on the beach. Piazza Brescia is confirmed as prime location also for the Lido di Jesolo sand sculpture festival 2017: from 22 to 31 May you will be able to see the artists at work and watch the different stages of the creative process for the realization of these extraordinary works of sand art. Starting from a block of sand weighing about 1 ton, compacted with water, the artists have to remove, shape, add and sculpture to create the work that they have decided to present. Once completed, the sculptures will be exhibited in Piazza Brescia from 2 June until 10 September with free entry!

Since 1998, the Jesolo sand sculpture festival is a real attraction for sculptors from all over the world, ready to engage in the difficult test to model large sand volumes freely interpreting a theme, that differs from year to year, which leaves ample space for creativity and imagination. The theme chosen for the exhibition of Jesolo sand sculptures festival 2016 is inspired by peace and celebrates ,in particular, the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome (25 March, 1957). From this theme, thoughts will turn towards the origins and the most characteristic aspects of European culture ... With the representation of music icons, scientific innovations and cinema works, the sand sculptures in Lido di Jesolo will, during the summer of 2017, become the fundamental principle of our Europe, starting from the exchanges that have led to the creation of a European culture.

Facilitated by the historical artistic direction of Richard Varano and with the collaboration of the students of the Art School M. Guggenheim in Venice… Piazza Brescia will therefore present an intriguing itinerary to celebrate the first 60 years of peace through the works produced by the imagination of the numerous sculptors who, like every year, will be able to demonstrate their mastery talents in total freedom.

Sand Festival Jesolo 2017

  • ‘The Beatles by Baldrick’, by (Richard) Buckle (United Kingdom)
  • ‘The fall of the Berlin wall’, by Susanne Ruseler (Netherlands)
  • ‘60 years of Peace’, by Ilya Filimontsev
  • ‘Future dreams - the European Space Agency’, by David Ducharme (Canada)
  • ‘The creation of the Eurozone’, by Radek (Radonvan) Zivney (Czech Republic)
  • ‘The Erasmus Programme’, by Joris Kivits (Netherlands)
  • ‘The European Monuments’, by Lucinda Wierenga (United States)
  • ‘The Cannes Film Festival’, by Damon Farmer (United States)
  • ‘CERN- European Organization for Nuclear Research’, by Martijn Rijerse (Netherlands)

Edition after edition, the Jesolo International Sand Sculpture exhibition has helped to increase the charm and resonance of Jesolo Lido, a tourist resort able to renew itself each year and to implement its extensive tourist offer that makes it a place suitable for all ages of tourists, from young people who want to have fun to families with children.

Among the many Jesolo summer events 2017 we also mention the original evening markets planned in the main squares from 6pm to midnight. Piazza Casabianca, Piazza Aurora, Piazza Milano, Piazza Manzoni, Piazza Torino, Piazza Nember and Piazza Mazzini will also host several exhibitions amongst them Bontà and Benessere  and Girajesolo dedicated to organic food and natural crafts or Mammart, The Artists Square and Crafts and Genius, dedicated to small crafts and creativity.

Besides these, we are drawing your attention to the JesoloBlues kermesse with many events from 7 June to 6 September, at 21:00.

  • 07 June - piazza Mazzini
  • 15 June - piazza Casabianca
  • 21 June - piazza Marina
  • 28 June - piazza Torino
  • 05 July - piazza Rivo Alto
  • 11 July - piazza Nember
  • 19 July - piazza Marina
  • 25 July - piazza Nember
  • 09 August - piazza Milano
  • 23 August - piazza Manzoni
  • 30 August - piazza Torino
  • 06 September - piazza Carducci

Not forgetting the opportunities for entertainment, with dance, theatre and music shows, 3D cinema, and the contemporary art exhibitions International Contemporary Art open for visits from 3 June to 16 September 2017 in the Isola Blu area.

And what about Jesolo’s proximity with Venice and the enchanted islands of its lagoon? Ideal destinations for a pleasant day trip departing from Punta Sabbioni, a short distance from Jesolo Lido! You can reach Venice by public transport ACTV and explore the city in complete freedom, or choose one of our proposals in the section Tours & Activities in Venice!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff


Period: From 02 June 2017 to 10 September 2017

Event location: Jesolo Lido, Venice

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