Jesolo Sand Nativity, one of the best known and most visited sand cribs in Italy, has reached this year its 9th edition. Artists from all over the world are coming and sculpting natural size sand figures representing sheperds, flocks of sheeps and scenes of everyday life along the streets of Bethlehem. Every year a bigger sculpture is then dedicated to a personality who was bearer of peace: Pope John Paul II, the Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Pope John XXIII, just to name some examples. For the 9th edition this work will be dedicated to the South African anti-apartheid leader and president Nelson Mandela.
The entrance to the exhibition is free, but with the possibility to give a free offer. This allowed in the last years to gather money for humanitarian organizations, until today over 356.000 euro.
Here below the artists who are participating to 2010/2011 edition:
Richard Varano (USA) art director – Damon Farmer (USA), Daniel Belcher (USA), Ray Villafane (USA), Pavel Mylnikov (Russia), Radovan Zivny (Czech Republic), David Ducharme (Canada), Richard Bucale (UK), Susanne Russler (Holland), Laurentius Borst (Holland), Ariane Van Rosmalen (Holland), Marielle Heessels (Holland).
From Dec 8, 2010 to Jan 30, 2011
Piazza Marconi - Lido di Jesolo (Venice) [see map]
Opening time: daily 10-12 a.m. / 2-7 p.m. - on Saturdays and Holidays: 7-10 p.m. as well.