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Sand gallery
Sand gallery

Artist Elmārs Gaigalnieks has been experimenting with sand for almost 20 years, creating his own unique technique - colorful, spatial, hardened sand paintings with Sigulda sand.


Address Turaidas iela 10, Sigulda (Turaida Museum Reserve)
Coordinates 57.186824   24.847800
Phone +371 29991642
Working hours

Working hours: 12.00-18.00

Monday: closed

The artist works on Thursday, Friday, Saturday

On Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.: Art performance 




1.15 EUR


The artist offers to visit an open workshop and look at sand paintings, a unique sand collection from all continents of the world, as well as the only operating volcano in Latvia. By prior arrangement, you can watch a sand show or participate in an art master class with colors. 


Art performance
The artist presents a 3D sand art show in 15 minutes. The show includes two acts where the artist turns colorful sands into a piece of art and paints portraits of guests. Specially selected music fulfills this show with a magical atmosphere. After the show, Elmars tells more about his art and presents his collection of sand examples from 5 continents.


Sandstone carving

In addition to hearing Elmar’s story of his sand art creation, the technique behind creating sand paintings, and seeing his collection of sand, each visitor can create a personalized engraving on the sandstone and have it with them as a takeaway gift.


Wedding offer
In addition to listening to Elmar’s stories of sand art, the artist offers to the newlyweds draw their own portraits in the sand, along with creating their own unique sand painting by combining various colors of sand. 




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