"Driftwood & Sand", for short, is a summer celebration of art on the Hokitika beach. Held annually in late January, participants are invited to express themselves using any materials they find on the beach. And the beach provides some amazing raw materials. The sculpture competition is judged at the end of the festival week which also boasts art workshops and "Penguinville" where children (young and old) can build houses for the local blue penguins.
Learn more about it and other Hokitika events here, or watch the video.