The sand is being turned into a work of art that will be a special feature for the festival.
World record holder Ted Seibert flew in from Chicago to turn the pile of sand into a large sculpture.
And this is no ordinary sand either.
"This is really the cat's meow of sand, this stuff is so fine that you'd never find it on a lake because when it dries out it would just blow away. For carving, it will show every tool mark, every little mistake I make will show up," Seibert said.
Seibert is currently working on creating a ten-foot-tall sculpture of flamenco dancers out of the sand.
To watch it evolve from a pile into the full sculpture, just swing by the Utah Arts Festival at 200 East and 400 South in Salt Lake City.