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Elaborate Sand Labyrinth Coming to Florence

Published: October 01, 2020

Florence, OR - Labyrinth artist Denny Dyke is bringing his popular natural and meditative art installation to Heceta Beach (in front of Driftwood Shores Resort - 88416 1st Avenue, Florence, OR 97439) on October 17! Returning guest artist David McMurray will once again add his talents to this year's beach draw. 

Circles in the Sand was first created by Denny as a walking meditation and way to connect with the ocean and ever-changing sand. The first "Dreamfield" was created in 2014 and has been a favored attraction among coastal visitors whenever one is made.

Dreamfields have grown to be giant patterns, a garden of sand with several spirals and meandering paths that always return home. The "draw-out" starts at 3 p.m. with Denny teaching everyone how to create this amazing art form on the "canvas" of Heceta Beach. At 4:30 p.m., volunteers are welcome to help groom the labyrinth before the path walk begins at 5 p.m.

Watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean while contemplating the wonder of the sea! This event is hosted by Driftwood Shores, Sand Master Park, Sea Lion Caves and Mo's Restaurant

Plan a staycation by booking a room for the weekend. Travel Lane County's Florence hotel partners are eager to welcome you and while you are there be sure to take part in the Florence Chowder & Glass Float Trail. Pick up your passport from the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce, then go sample chowder from competing restaurants and try to win beautiful glass floats.  

Contact Circles in the Sand:, 541.808.4496,

Author: Andy Vobora

Vice-President of Stakeholder Relations, Travel Lane County
541.501.9398 | 541.743.8770

Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, sports, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $783 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2019.