Free Sandcastle Building Lessons at Stewart Beach


Galveston Art League

Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. This summer, Galveston will host a free, family-friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros.

Beginning next month, visitors to Stewart Beach can participate in “Sandcastle Days” events to receive free sandcastle building lessons from a professional sandcastle builder. The events will take place June 4, July 8, July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5.

Each event will begin with an instructor building a sandcastle from 8-11 a.m. followed by lessons at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Equipment will be provided on a limited basis and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels.

Equipment will be provided on a limited basis and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels.

Registration is not required. The lessons will take place on the sand near the Stewart Beach Pavilion. Sandcastle Days events will be led by sculptors Emerson Schreiner and Lucinda Weirenga.

Stewart Beach is located at 201 Seawall Blvd. It is home to helicopter tours, a pavilion, volleyball courts, a children’s playground, restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals and concessions. Parking at Stewart Beach costs $15 per car during Sandcastle Days events.

For more information, visit www.galvestonbeachinfo.com.

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