MERMAIDS AND MYTH­I­CAL CREA­TURES WILL OC­CUPY THE SANDS AND STREETS OF SURFERS PAR­ADISE THIS FE­BRU­ARY AS THE PRECINCT HOSTS THE 2017 SAND SA­FARI ARTS FES­TI­VAL.

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to 26 and in­cludes an ar­ray of events for the en­tire fam­ily to cel­e­brate the Gold Coast’s sun, surf and sand. The an­nual fes­ti­val launches with which hosts the coun­try’s most tal­ented sculp­tors as they in­tri­cately carve life-sized mas­ter­pieces tonnes of sand from Fe­bru­ary 10-12. Fes­ti­val­go­ers can vote for their favourite cre­ation, with 4pm on Fe­bru­ary 12. The cel­e­bra­tion doesn’t end at the beach, with the ex­cite­ment ex­tend­ing be­yond Surfers Par­adise works of sand art will ap­pear in ho­tel lob­bies, li­braries and shop­ping cen­tres, for ex­am­ple, in 12 Sand Trail lo­ca­tions from Coolan­gatta to Lo­gan­holme. Surfers Par­adise. Known lo­cally for cre­at­ing the enor­mous green ten­ta­cles that over­took The Is­lan­der dur­ing Sand Sa­fari 2016, Luke has pro­duced hun­dreds of in­no­va­tive sculp­tures, among them gi­ant squids at­tack­ing cities and trees ac­cented with over­sized goo­gly eye­balls. Sa­fari is an in­ter­ac­tive event with an ar­ray of free and fun ac­tiv­i­ties for fam­i­lies and chil­dren in­clud­ing sand art and work­shops on the art, from bold mu­rals and in­spir­ing pho­tog­ra­phy to pop-up gal­leries, will fea­ture through­out the Surfers Par­adise precinct to pro­vide more op­por­tu­ni­ties for dis­cov­ery and won­der. It pro­vides a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to redis­cover Surfers Par­adise, while ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the precinct’s friendly at­trac­tions that form the Gold Coast's "6th Theme Park".

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