The second outdoor festival of sand and graffiti sculptures, organized by the Azerbaijan Youth Foundation, takes place in Baku on October 17-19.
The festival opens at 15.00 in the Dostlug (Friendship) recreation center on the Caspian seashore.
The key objective of the project is to develop arts in the country, to identify young talents, sculptors and painters, and strengthen the ties of young sculptors and artists with professionals in this field.
Within the three days of the festival, sculptors and artists will create their works, and on the last day the winners will be determined in two categories.
According to the results of the project a short film and booklets will be prepared.
The project manager is Ismayil Ismayilov.
The first festival of sand and graffiti sculptures was held on July 29-31 this year. Three winners in the sculpture and graffiti categories were determined and awarded at the event.
The art of creating sculptures from sand first appeared in the 1980s in the United States. Since the early 1990s an annual international sand sculpture championship has been held in Harrison Hot Springs, Canada. From time to time sand sculpture festivals are held throughout the world.
Graffiti implies images, drawings or inscriptions scratched, painted or drawn with ink or paint on the walls and other surfaces. Graffiti can be attributed to any kind of painted walls on the street whereby you can find anything from simple written words to exquisite drawings.