Sand Sculpture Festival
In Sculpture Garderen in Nederlands takes from April 15 to October 29, 2016 for the eighth time again the special event at Veluwe Sand Sculpture Festival site. The theme of this year's world of Rien Poortvliet is a feast of recognition! Be enchanted by the works of this famous illustrator / painter, represented by the very best sand artists. Rien Poortvliet Gnomes ... there is a lot to offer. From his studio to farm life as it used to be and animals of all shapes and sizes. The hunt you naturally back into the sand sculptures, not to mention the works of the famous gnome. Because ... it is still immensely popular.
The Veluwe Sand Sculpture Festival is an annual event. Its theme in 2016 is ‘The world of Rien Poortvliet’. Rien Poortvliet was a ‘storyteller in drawings’.
He loved going into the countryside and then painting its beauty back in his studio. Many of his paintings are of hunting scenes, life on the farm and animals in all shapes and sizes. He was also uniquely able to imagine himself back in time, something which is clearly visible in his well-known and much-loved book “In my grandfather’s house”. And of course there are the gnomes too! One thing is certain, those gnomes had adventurous lives.