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Patch Minute: Sand Sculpture Competition

Watch sand sculptures come to life this weekend at Treasure Island, the sand sculpture capital of Florida! Watch our video to hear more about the competition.

Welcome to this week's Patch Minute!

Treasure Island

The Sanding Ovations Masters Cup is going on now through Sunday, Nov. 18. Stop by the Bilmar Beach Resort on Treasure Island and watch the best in the business create art out of sand. The invitational competition brings internationally renowned sand artists to our beautiful beaches!

At the end of the event, the sculptures will be judged and the top four sculptures and a “people’s choice” sculpture will be awarded over $12,000.

The event will be going on all weekend and all day beach parking will be available for $10.

Officials say the best time to stop by is Saturday and Sunday. Artists will be sculpting all day Friday and will be done by Saturday night.

St. Petersburg

Have you been to the ultimate lounge party? If not, then you have to stop by the 5th Annual Bert Smith Chillounge Night in downtown St. Pete. North Staub Park will transform into an outdoor lounge with chic, South Beach lounge furniture. It's a unique party experience for those 21 and older.

Admission is $25 for advanced tickets, $35 at the gate. There are a limited number of VIP tickets at the door for $80.

The event will benefit Creative Clay and The Woodson Museum. For more information or to buy advanced tickets check out this link.

Gulfport

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Stop by the Third Saturday Art Walk in downtown Gulfport! Come out and meet more than 50 local artists and business owners along Beach Boulevard. Meet authors in front of Small Adventures Book Shop and watch local musicians at the Art Village Courtyard and along the streets. There will be one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone in your family at the event. Stop by between 6 and 10 p.m. on Beach Boulevard in Gulfport. For more information check out the Gulfport Merchants Association's website. As always, the event and parking is free!

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