Sand Carving at Thomas Architecture Studios

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS

For the two days of Arts Walk and approximately a week thereafter, Thomas Architecture Studios will present sand carvings by Amos Callender and Tom Rieger. TAS is a combined architectural studio and art gallery. Callender says various factors will determine exactly how long the work is on view.

Last year TAS sponsored a group of sand carvers, Team Form Finders, that put on a quick-carve display in which competitors were given 15 minutes to create something out of sand. Callender is the president of Team Form Finders, which will be carving inside the studio this year. Whether the public can watch the work in process depends on how soon it’s finished, which could be before Arts Walk begins.

“All in all, our quick-carve during the spring Arts Walk turned out great,” Callender says. “We hope to continue the tradition of bringing sand sculptures into our city and entertaining the public. We hear the desire to bring sand back to Olympia, and see this as a great opportunity, in some small way, to give the public what they want.”

What: sand sculpture by Amos Callender and Tom Rieger

Where: Thomas Architecture Studios,
109 Capitol Way N, Olympia

When: 5-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6;
Noon – 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7

How much: free

Learn more: 360-915-8775 | Thomas Architecture Studios