FAQ

Who Created The Sand Sculpture?

With God guiding their hands, Roger Powell is the primary artist and has help from volunteers.

Where Is The Sand Sculpture Created?

Until 2010, the sculpture was created in a volleyball court at a local park in Findlay, Ohio.  This year it will be outside, but under roof at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, located at 1017 East Sandusky Street, Findlay, Ohio (45840).
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How Long Does The Sand Sculpture Last?

Beginning March 25, 2013, for about two weeks after Easter

How Much Sand Is Used?

This year’s sculpture is comprised entirely of over 300 tons of sand.

How Long Does It Take To Build The Sand Sculpture?

Scenery takes approximately 250 man-hours to complete.

How Is The Sand Sculpture Built?

All images are hand carved with no underlying structural support; some visible props are used.

How Long Has The Artist Been Doing Sand Sculptures?

The artist, Roger Powell, has been sculpting for over 19 years.

Do You Have A Website?

Visit us at www.WalkingOnCommonGround.com

Miscellaneous Information

Volunteers gather seasonally, from Ohio and various states, to offer assistance as needed.

This year commemorates the 14th anniversary of the Easter sand sculpture event. The annual event, “On Common Ground”, is a multi-cultural, non-denominational assembling to promote fellowship and community among all participants and visitors.

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  1. The URL for the link above is incorrect. It should be http://www.walkingoncommonground.com/ and not http://www.walkoncommonground.com/.

  2. Terri Meyer

     /  January 30, 2011

    Would very much be interested in volunteering this year 2011 to help in anyway I can.
    I keep checking your website for updated 2011 info. Do you know when you will post anything?
    Will keep checking.

    Blessings for all that you do.I have enjoyed your work for about 4 years now and I think it’s time
    I give something back for people to enjoy.

    Again God Bless

    Terri Meyer

  3. Jessica Dill

     /  April 13, 2011

    Hello all! My name is Jessica Dill and I am the morning producer/anchor at WLIO in Lima. I was wondering if Roger Powell would be interested in being a guest on our morning show next week. Please shoot me an email with the correct contact information.

    Thanks!
    Jessica Dill
    WLIO Anchor and Producer

  4. Bruce and Peggy Long

     /  April 23, 2011

    Dear Roger and Family,
    Your crew did an amazing job again this year…We continue to watch your story unfold year by year and how God uses each and every one of us to spread his word…May God keep on Blessing you richly as you and your crew do His work…. Sure wish we could have came home to Findlay this year to see you in person, but know that we think of you often and our prayers are with you always…. We have talked of your great mission and commitment to God to many of our friends here in Chattanooga, TN and also our Friends when we lived in Columbia, SC
    Many Blessings and Prayers– We are never more happy than when we are about “OUR FATHERS ” work.
    Bruce R. and Peggy J. Long

  5. Sharon

     /  April 23, 2011

    Your continued following is appreciated. God bless you and yours this Easter and always.

  6. Abby

     /  April 23, 2011

    Does this cost any money to see?

  7. Sharon

     /  April 23, 2011

    Absolutely not! Everything is free. In fact, if you can get here before the free meal is gone in about an hour, enjoy it. Kathy’s Korner Restaurant, Arcadia, has provided about 600 free meals for the past several years. Always the Saturday before Easter at lunchtime. Drive safely.

  8. pam nicholson

     /  April 8, 2014

    would like to know about parking at the fairgrounds. is it close for the elderly guests? thank you. pam

  9. Sharon

     /  April 8, 2014

    April 14 – 17 there is parking available under the building near the sculpture. April 18 – 20 there is parking available about 75′ from the sculpture. April 21-25 parking is available under the building again. Most of the area is unlevel ground. There are a few slight hills, stones, etc. We accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, etc. Upon arrival, if you’d like help, please approach a volunteer (identified with a name tag). We will help in any way possible. We look forward to seeing you.–Sharon

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