Sandguys, stars of the Travel Channel’s “Sandmasters” television show, will soon bring their sand-sculpting talents to the desert region, it was recently announced.
The popular crew is set to create a sand masterpiece outside of La Quinta Resort & Club’s main lobby.
Beginning February 14, construction will begin on the striking sand sculpture of a family of Peninsular Big Horn sheep, similar to those native to the desert immediately surrounding the resort, and which can sometimes be seen on the resort’s golf courses.
The sizable sand creation is expected to take four days to craft.
Near the popular spot where the resort’s holiday tree is placed each December, the completed sand sculpture will depict two lambs with their mother and two dueling big horn rams, according to a released statement.
A naming contest for the two featured lambs will be hosted by the La Quinta Resort, where Benjamin Franklin Elementary School students are invited to submit proposed names for the two sand-lambs throughout the month of February.
The student whose entry is selected will be invited to bring his or her entire homeroom class to the resort for a special luncheon and party hosted for them by The Chefs of La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST.
Sand will be delivered on Feb. 13, and building will take place Feb. 14-19.
Resort and restaurant guests will readily see the creation process as they enter Morgan’s or the hotel lobby during Valentine’s/Presidents Day weekend.
Sandguys are world record-holders in the art and science of sand sculpture and have been interviewed on “Good Morning America” and in many other television programs and national magazines.
The public is invited to watch in-person or at http://www.facebook.com/laquintaresort as construction progresses on the new sand creation.