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HopeSpring Studios | Sand Artistry | Gary Shockley | Author | Illustrator | Artist | Coach | Speaker

SandArtistry is an innovative visual storytelling medium that captivates, inspires, and even challenges people from all walks of life.

Capturing the interplay between sand and light, Gary creates an original multi-act play that is ever-changing and fast-paced. Each riveting creation is accompanied by powerful and often original soundtracks.

Due to Covid restrictions, Gary has paused all live performances for the foreseeable future BUT has created videos of his studio performances for you! Every few months a new performance will be available RIGHT HERE!

Available Now!

Love Came Down at Christmas: an 11 minute visual and musical performance of Mary and Joseph’s trek to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus in the manger. Accented by stunning landscapes, angels, and a donkey this performance invites you into a time of reflection on a holy and pivotal moment in human history- God with us!

Simply click on the video below to purchase your desired licensed use and you’ll have the option to view the entire video and download option following your purchase.  

  • Personal Use for you and your household $5

  • Corporate Use for in-person and/or online worship $30

Sand Artistry Licensed Performances
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What SandArtistry Offers

Personal License | Love Came Down at Christmas
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Personal License | Love Came Down at Christmas

Corporate License | Love Came Down at Christmas
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Corporate License | Love Came Down at Christmas

Endorsements and Reviews about SandArtistry

"Our folks were captivated and spellbound by the artistry and music of the program Gary specially designed for our Christmas Celebration!"

~ B.B. Myers Park, NC

"Gary Shockley is a gifted artist and communicator whose SandArtistry defies easy categorization. His performance provides an experience enhanced beyond measure by the astonishing use of sand, light, and sound."

~ M.G., Ph.D., Global author, and speaker

"Gary’s SandArtistry captured our healthcare organization’s mission and heart in a unique and powerful way. Our more than 500 employees and corporate leaders were quickly drawn into the elegant sand animation leaving them in awe and most importantly, inspired. SandArtistry and the storytelling of Gary Shockley was magical!"   


~ Dr. V.F., RN, ND,  C.O.O. Gaston Family Health Services

"Gary's presentation was the highlight of our student’s summer learning experience. It was engaging, entertaining, and educational all rolled together into one. The appeal and adaptability of SandArtistry are amazing. Children as young as six loved it and the teachers and staff were equally mesmerized. What a great vehicle for education and inspiration!" 


~ D.B. Director of Social Responsibility YMCA

"Working with Gary was a smooth process with great responsiveness. His demonstrations, every fifteen minutes throughout the day, were held at our school arts festival with hundreds of children and parents. Gary took the time after each performance to answer questions and invite people to play in the sand to experience a new art form. We loved having Gary at our event." 


~ N. P., Staff Piedmont Charter School.

"Gary’s SandArtistry exceeded all of our expectations. People of all ages were captivated as the stories he shared were brought to life through this amazing medium. I personally felt immersed from beginning to end and felt a sense of personal renewal by the time it was over. I highly recommend SandArtistry. It can be adapted to all ages and group sizes." 


~ L.S., Public School Teacher, Ohio

"An innovative performance art storytelling medium that inspires, challenges, and captivates people from all walks of life. Exciting and riveting visuals and music for ALL ages and audience sizes. Corporate, civic, religious engagements and private events are where the magic happens!  I’d love to be a part of your next event!"

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