Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

SandBlast Festival 2016

July 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - July 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

2016 SandBlast a Success!

Two full days of live bands, art vendors, food, kid’s art activities, friends and good times! 

Thank you to the Community, Participants, Kali Bradford and Carvers, Volunteers, Sponsors, Committee Members, the City of Duvall, and local businesses – We couldn’t have done it without you!



July 16 & 17, 2016

Presented by Duvall Foundation for the Arts (DFA), SandBlast Festival of the Arts has been a staple in the community for over two decades. On July 16 and 17 there will be fine arts, live music and sand sculpting along the shores of the beautiful and historic Snoqualmie River at McCormick Park (26200 NE Stephens St, Duvall).

This free, family friendly event features a professional and community inspired sand sculpture created live during the festival led by Kali Bradford, internationally known sand sculptor and multi-media artist. Watch the progression of the sand sculpture as you sip on wine, listen to live music, shop local artist booths, and enjoy the beautiful river.

Bradford’s career has spanned more than 30 years, during which she has traveled the world creating scalable and detailed sand sculptures, ranging from diminutive three-foot displays to a sky-reaching 64-foot architectural installation. She’s sculpted sand in China, Australia, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and India as well as throughout the United States. Bradford is a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recipient, and has been granted awards on nine separate occasions in California, and on two occasions in Washington, as an artist-in-residence. These days, in addition to leading workshops across the country, and exhibiting locally, Bradford continues to substitute for the Sequim Unified School District for all ages and most subjects. “I’ve been subbing for more than 40 years as it accommodates traveling as a sand artist,” she said. See Bradford’s art at sandart.tumblr.com.

‘Kia Kaha’ – meaning Stay Strong, is this year’s SandBlast theme. Inspired by our dear friend and SandBlast committee member, Brian Pattinson who passed away February 10, 2016. Daniel Cautrell, the event’s Art Director who creates the event logo each year said, “This design was inspired by the Pattinson family saying: Kia Kaha, or Stay Strong. A reference to the late Brian Pattinson who was an ardent supporter of Sandblast and who was from New Zealand. I researched some of the tribal Maori art of New Zealand and developed the design from that. When considering “strength” and the Valley, the Snoqualmie River comes to mind. There are Native stories of ancient spirits that inhabit and guard areas along the River.” The title of this print is River Watcher. Dan’s work will be on display and available for purchase at the event along with many other local artists.

All ages are welcome to pick up a shovel and help create the sand sculpture! Stroll through or bring your beach chairs and bathing suit and stay all day!

NEW ~ WINE TASTING ~ Stop by the DFA booth to purchase your wine tasting tickets!

NEW ~ The Depot Stage will feature solo and artistic musicians, children and youth art and activities and more.

For additional information visit Duvall Foundation for the Arts at www.duvallarts.org or email admin@duvallarts.org. DFA promotes creativity, diversity, and cultural awareness by supporting the arts, and arts education, in the lower Snoqualmie Valley.


  • Cliff Blackmore – Metal Sculpture
  • Dan Cautrell – Prints and Wood Cut
  • Kevin Creekmore – Fused Glass
  • Jesus Cruz – Lino Print
  • Heart Guild – Multi-Artist Co’op
  • Shelly M Loynes – Sway Design Jewelry
  • Leslie McGinnis – Garden Art & Wind Chimes
  • Mallory Milke – MayhemHere Art, Painting & Prints
  • Jo Parmley – 2dye4 Tie Dye Garments
  • Derek Ross – Painting, Illustration, Sculpture
  • Mandy Ruhnke – Jewelry
  • Paula Strobel & Russel Hendricks – Fine Craft & Bird Houses
  • Hannah Willard – Mixed Medium
  • Chuck Young – CCT Info Booth
  • Dan Young – Found Object Art


SATURDAY July 16th

12:30     Cool & Groovy
1:30     The Poindexters
2:30    Rare Elephant
3:30    The Shed Players
4:30    Hwy 203
5:30    Jack Ballard Band
6:30    CCT PLAY – “Mmmbeth”
1:00    Common Miner
2:00    David Johnson
3:00    Paul Jenkins
4:00    Drew Ferraro

SUNDAY July 17th

12:30    Stillwater Hill Bluegrass Band
1:30    BOWI
2:30    New Rythmatics
3:30    Brooks
4:30    Kate Phillips and Americana Blue
5:30    Cool Water
6:30    Holy Jim
1:00    Clint McCune
2:00    Todd Purnick
3:00    Jeff Zuber
4:00    Band of Uncles

The goal of this free festival is to celebrate the arts, introduce and promote local and regional artists and art organizations. Swim, shop, dance – support the arts and enjoy this year’s SandBlast Festival on the banks of the Snoqualmie River!


Family friendly | free event | open to the public


We appreciate all our Sponsors, City of Duvall and all local businesses who help make this arts festival possible! Thank you for your generous support!


 amonos-footer-logoimage1 (1)logoCherry-Valley-Logo3HB_Houston w out namedafe logo greenBecky NixonTop of the Hill Logo White Background (cropped)TrueValue_Spot       Match Coffee & Wine


EPS traxx-color-300x58


July 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
July 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm


Duvall Foundation for the Arts


McCormick Park
26200 NE Stephens St
Duvall, 98019 United States
+ Google Map

Comments are closed.