Sand Painting At Union Square Park

Joe Mangrum Art in Union Square

I was walking through Union Square Park on my way to meet friends for dinner and saw this artist working hard on the ground putting together this vibrant piece. Isn’t it beautiful ?! It’s all colored sand and done one color at a time, at the bottom you can see the finished work and how detailed it is, he worked on this all day and his work is found at  

Play the videos to watch him work and follow me on Instagram!

Joe Mangrum Art in Union Square
Joe Mangrum Art in Union Square, NYC

Have you seen sand art like this before? If so let me know in the comments below I’d love to hear about it.

Until our next rendezvous…

Rendezvous en New York

35 thoughts on “Sand Painting At Union Square Park

  1. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that now I see your posts on my Reader. Actually I was going to older emails and found that through I had subscribed to your blog, but I hadn’t confirmed it through email.

    By the way, great post! I loved the artwork.

    I haven’t gotten around to write the reply to your Award nomination, but will do it soon!

    1. Thank you so much! I understand falling behind, I’m behind on my posts. I appreciate you letting me know about the posts as well.

    1. Thank you Sabine! I just happened upon him actively working this time, before I’ve caught him after it was done and of course my phone wass dead or some other tragic nonsense that could only happen to me. I’m so glad I caught it and you can see my Instagram account! I’m also glad you liked my post, I have to get back to grinding them out regularly like before the Summer happened.

  2. Thanks for the post; its timing is impeccable. I’m a native NYer, long removed from the City, and really missing it. This reminder of the artisans of home was much needed.

    1. You’re welcome! You’re always a New Yorker at heart, don’t you think?! Its one of my favorite things to do, and I’m guessing for the artist as well to find beauty in every space or make it beautiful. He seemed like a really cool guy. He was selling his postcards, and books as well.

              1. If you don’t mind sharing your email addy, I can send you a post Sex in the City I posted as a guest on another site once. About my childhood in NYC. =) No obligation, though. I won’t be offended if you decline.


        1. Busy with family visiting and Summer winding down. Haven’t been able to blog regularly either, but taking two courses now and I’m falling behind. I’m taking Blogging201 and Writing 101 again. Just that the timing isn’t the best. Oh well,its about finding balance right?

            1. Thank you very much. Well it’s not just about subways but since it’s what most people use to get around because it’s so efficient, a lot of things happen there. I’ve done multiple art museums posts, restaurants posts, parks posts and outings posts all over the city.Please check them out.

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