Joe Castillo | Sand Artist
- Georgia, United States
Joe Castillo is the top SandStory artist in the world!
SandStory is a unique way of storytelling that uses sand, a light table and music as a medium. During a fateful trip to the hardware store, Joe Castillo accidentally purchased sand instead of mulch, which led him to discover sand stories as an art form. Combining a message with on-the-spot creativity, Joe Castillo will challenge, amaze and surprise an audience. Joe Castillo is the world’s premier Sand Animation “SandStory” performer living in the United States of America, unique live “ArtStory” presenter and gifted “WordStory” speaker and storyteller. He has inspired millions of people through his “Sand Animation” and introduced many to this new art form. In mid-September 2012, Joe Castillo reached the finals for the NBC reality show,America’s Got Talent.
Born in Mexico City, the artistic hub of Latin America, Joe Castillo grew up in a bi-lingual home,surrounded by art and the cosmopolitan culture of this international city. He developed a passion for telling stories using artwork early in life. After attending Ringling School of Art, FBC and ATS graduating with an MA, and MDiv. he founded The Advertising Library, a full service agency and worked in advertising for almost 20 years.
His love for stories moved him in to the realm of motivational performing artist and storyteller where he developed “SandStory,” “ArtStory,” and “WordStory,” presentations in both English and Spanish. His art has been sold worldwide and his presentations have been seen by hundreds of thousands of people, inspiring, motivating and leaving them with a sense of awe. He has performed for Kings, Presidents, dignitaries and CEO’s in more than fourteen countries around the world. Joe Castillo is certainly the top SandStory artist in the world today.
Joe Castillo is an artist, author and national storyteller with a passion for promoting a corporate message using the visual arts as a way of touching the heart. He has inspired millions of people through his Sand Animation and introduced many to this new art form.
Joe Castillo was the one chosen to perform “The Rediscovery of Wonder!“ to close the TEDActive 2011conference. Joe performed twice at TEDGlobal 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Joe’s Sand Animation was featured in the PBS documentary “Turning the Tide“.
Awards include American Entertainment Readers Choice Award, Finalist Event Solutions Entertainer of the Year – Solo, Finalist, Finalist Event Solutions Rising Star Male, Finalist 2011 Unique Art Awards and 2012 CINE Golden Eagle for PBS documentary.
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I appreciated all of your flexibility and willingness to work with us to deliver a truly great story.
Joe was fanatastic - exceeded our expectations. Crowd loved him and he was a pleasure to work with.
Joe Castillo was extremely professional, kind, humble, and just a joy to be around. He was on time, got everything set up quickly, and went above and beyond what we expected.
Joe was incredible. He is a very talented communicator. He professional and flexible with our service schedule and stage set up.
Gold Creek Community Church
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