For several years Establishment “Kultūra” of Jelgava city self-government have been organizing The International Ice Sculpture Festival which every year surprises visitors with amazing artwork created from ice. This festival over the years has grown, evolved and gained good reviews for viewers, overseas artists and amongst other festivals.
Most of the ice festival organizers and sculptors during the summer season work in the sand sculpture area. That is why for a long time successfully is developing ice and sand sculpture festival movement in the world, which is very popular in the nations who organize ice sculpture events. During the years while the International Ice Sculpture festival has been organized we have gained experience and emboldened by the ice sculpture artists we talked with artists and curators within the sand sculpture festival area. In 2007 the first International Sand Sculpture festival “Summer Signs” took place and it was the first festival in Latvia which continued the tradition of other Europe’s festivals - after ice sculpture events organizing equivalent sand sculpture festival in summer season.