Sand City is right next door to Seaside.  In fact, it is a teeny tiny town that pretty much seemed like part of Seaside until this past weekend when we discovered why it deserves it's own identity.  Sand City's roots stem as a center for heavy industry, including coastal sand mining but today many artists live and create here. The 10th Annual West End Festival was our opportunity to learn and explore this coastal community.
For the West End Festival the streets of Sand City shut down to showcase the art from the community as well as to host some super cool local food, wine and of course ART!  They also invited some awesome musicians to perform.  B and I just found our two new favorite bands : Jackie Greene and Truth and Salvage Co.  They did a phenomenal show at this event.  It was so fun and joyful, and we had a blast!
 It was hard to believe that we could have such fun all for FREE.  Kudos to Sand City for providing this event.  Even though there is no shortage of things to do here in Monterey County, many of them do cost a pretty penny.  And it was nice to enjoy a nice day out in our community without having to pay the tourist price.
  Sand City, a hidden coastal gem here in Monterey County. Come check it out! 
PS.  I don't have pictures of the art b/c many artists didn't want their work photographed but I promise you there was so much talent here!