Is it time to hit the beach? Well, maybe not quite yet but a trip to Millcreek Mall will make you feel like you’ve arrived. Center Court will soon be the home to It’s a Sandsational Celebration. From May 15-19, professional sand sculptors will turn over 20 tons of sand into a unique work of art with a theme that honors the local community. Spectators are welcome to stop by, watch the sculptors work and maybe even pick up a few tips for your own creations. It’s a Sandsational Celebration, sponsored by WJET-TV and iHeart Radio, will be on display in Milllcreek Mall’s Center Court for 12 weeks.
The creative force behind It’s a Sandsational Celebration will be sculptor Matt Long. Since 2001, Long has created innumerable sand sculptures around the world for competitive, civic and corporate events. He has placed in four World Championship competitions and was a cast member for the Travel Channel show Sand Masters. He has created sand sculptures in far-flung venues like Thailand, New Zealand and New York’s Times Square. Assisting Long will be fellow sculptors Brian Belcher, Brian Wigglesworth, Andy Daily, Greg Grady, Karen Fralich and Matthew Deibert.
The Millcreek Mall Complex is located on upper Peach Street and Interstate 79 in Millcreek Township, near Erie, Pennsylvania. It has been serving the community since 1975 and has been expanded and renovated numerous times, keeping it up-to-date with current regional mall uses, trends and occupancies. The complex currently comprises more than 2 million square feet of shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment. For more information, visit www.millcreekmall.net. Millcreek Mall Complex is owned and managed as part of the Cafaro family of companies, based in Niles, Ohio. To learn more about the Cafaro organization, go to www.cafarocompany.com.