What’s Special About The Washed Ashore Sea Life Art Exhibit?

Posted by TravelCoosBay on February 7, 2017

Photo Source: Washed Ashore on Facebook

Did you know that one of the most powerful and captivating community-driven art projects in our region is just a short day trip away in nearby Bandon, Oregon? The Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, led by artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi, raises awareness about the problem of plastic pollution in Earth’s oceans.

Since it began in 2010, more than 10,000 volunteers have collected 38,000 pounds of plastic trash from more than 300 miles of beaches in our region. Rather than filling our landfills with the plastic waste, Washed Ashore volunteers transform it into something worthwhile: beautiful sculptures of marine creatures that are harmed by plastic pollution.

Washed Ashore is receiving much deserved wide-spread praise and has caught the attention of major news organizations such as CNNPBS Newshour and Smithsonian Magazine just to name a few.

We could tell you more, but we’d rather show you.

Here are some pictures of Washed Ashore’s exhibits from their Facebook page:

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Photo Source: Washed Ashore FB

Photo Source: Washed Ashore FB

Photo Source: Washed Ashore FB

Photo Source: Washed Ashore FB

Angela Haseltine Pozzi and her team of volunteers and artists work tirelessly to transform trash into art, but our oceans can’t be saved by their help alone. As non-profit organization, Washed Ashore depends on donations and volunteers to continue their work. For more information, be sure to visit WashedAshore.Org.