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Washed Ashore presents “Art to Save the Sea”

Anyone who has seen Washed Ashore’s stunning pieces of public art made from reclaimed marine debris may have wondered “How’d they do that?”
Washed Ashore builds and exhibits aesthetically powerful art to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in oceans and waterways and spark positive changes in consumer habits.
Art to Save The Sea happens from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on May 6 at the Bay City Art Center and 5:30-7:30 p.m. on May 7 at Seaside Brewing. Search Eventbright “Art To Save The Sea” for additional events in Gleneden Beach, Yachats, and Brookings.
Attendees of these gatherings will learn the process behind these masterpieces and see a visual presentation by John Tannous, Executive Director of Washed Ashore that explains everything.
Over the next two years, several large pieces of public art will be created and sighted in various communities on the Central and Northern Oregon Coast. Communities interested in securing such a piece of public art should attend and inquire about the siting process.
After learning about the unique process Washed Ashore has championed, interested artists and community organizers can apply for a multi-week artist residency in Bandon to dive deeper into their process and support the creation of future pieces of public art from marine debris.
Some scholarships and living stipends are available by the generous support of the Oregon Coast Visitors Association and Travel Oregon.
Travel Oregon works to enhance visitors’ experiences by providing information, resources and trip planning tools that inspire travel and consistently convey the exceptional quality of Oregon. The commission aims to improve Oregonians’ quality of life by strengthening the economic impacts of the state’s $11.8 billion tourism industry that employs more than 112,000 Oregonians.
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