REVERE (WBZNewsRadio) - A summertime tradition is back, with more than one million visitors expected take in the sights at the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival this weekend. The theme for 2022 is "Wonders of the World."
Several tons of sand were delivered to the beach last week, ready to be transformed into works of art by some of the world's best sand artists. Those sand sculptors have been hard at work creating their temporary masterpieces during the first heat wave of the year.
Deb Barrett-Cutulle, a sculptor from Saugus, has been working with sand since 2005. She says working in this heat has been a challenge.
"It hasn't been easy, we had one person that got a little heat exhaustion," she said, but the uncomfortable heat hasn't stopped the artists from bringing their creations to life.
Deb says visitors to she show are "going to be amazed," especially those who've never witnessed the magic before.
Running Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24, the free festival isn't just about sand. There will be something for everyone including music, fireworks, and even a 'Sunset Soiree' at Mission Beach House.
When it comes to getting there, organizations say the fastest and quickest way is to take the MBTA to Revere Beach or Wonderland T stops. If you do drive, there is limited paid parking available at the Wonderland MBTA station.
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports