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Artists transforming Grand Haven City Beach Saturday

The Grand Haven City Beach will become a canvas for artists Saturday, as the sand sculpture contest returns for its 30th year. 

Artists who register at 9 a.m. will have two hours to create their sculptures before judging at noon.  Registration costs $10 to $20.  The categories include families, teams, children, castles, adult and child.  In past years, artists have transformed sand into Asian Carp, gorillas, elephants, vehicles and soccer stadiums.  Visitors are invited to walk the beach and vote for their favorite piece.

The sand sculpture contest coincides with the Downtown Grand Haven Art Festival.  This is the 50th year for the event, which features original handmade artwork, auctions, craft making and other family activities.  The Downtown Grand Haven Art Festival runs from Saturday, June 25 through Sunday June 27.