Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea is a new exhibit now open at South Coast Botanic Garden! This incredible and beautiful exhibit features large-scale sculptures created by artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi, the founder and creative director of Washed Ashore. With her organization and its volunteers, they created these sculptures out of plastic debris found & collected from beaches around the world. The sculptures made are stunning and thought-provoking, and they serve as a powerful reminder of the impact of plastic pollution on our oceans and marine life.
Pozzi started Washed Ashore in 2010 after seeing the amount of plastic pollution on the beaches of her home state of Oregon. She was inspired to create art that would raise awareness about the issue, and she began collecting plastic debris from the beaches and turning it into sculptures of marine animals.
Washed Ashore – Art to Save the Sea Opens at the Garden On April 1
The sculptures in Washed Ashore are truly awe-inspiring. They range in size from a few feet tall to over 30 feet long, and they depict a variety of marine animals, including sea turtles, fish, and even a whale. Each sculpture is made from thousands of pieces of plastic, and they are all incredibly detailed.
In addition to being visually stunning, the sculptures in Washed Ashore also serve an important educational purpose. They help to raise awareness about the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans, and they inspire people to take action to reduce their own use of plastic.
If you’re looking for a unique and educational experience, I highly recommend visiting Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea. The exhibit is open now through May 28, 2023, and it’s free to visit with paid admission to the South Coast Botanic Garden.
The exhibit is FREE with Garden Admission Tickets! OR Upgrade to the Washed Ashore Adventure Tour package for just $29.
Here are a few tips for making the most of your visit:
- Plan your visit for a weekday, if possible. The exhibit is less crowded on weekdays, and you’ll have more time to explore the sculptures and learn about the issue of plastic pollution.
- Wear comfortable shoes. You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so you’ll want to wear shoes that are comfortable. Bring a water bottle. There are water fountains throughout the garden, but it’s always a good idea to bring your own water bottle.
- Take your time. There’s a lot to see and learn at Washed Ashore, so don’t feel like you have to rush through the exhibit.
- Talk to the volunteers. The volunteers at Washed Ashore are knowledgeable about the exhibit and the issue of plastic pollution. They’re happy to answer any questions you have.
- Take pictures. The sculptures at Washed Ashore are amazing, so be sure to take pictures of your favorite ones.
South Coast Botanic Garden is a beautiful and serene place to visit for the entire family. The garden is home to over 200,000 plants from around the world, and there are plenty of activities and attractions to keep everyone entertained.
Children will love exploring as they stroll through the gardens. South Coast Botanic Garden is a great place to visit for a day of fun and learning. It’s the perfect place to connect with nature and create memories that will last a lifetime.
We hope you have the chance to visit Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea. It’s an amazing exhibit that will stay with you long after you leave.
South Coast Botanic Gardens
Open every day: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last entrance allowed at 4:30 PM) daily
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
Tel: (424) 452-0920
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Learn more about Washed Ashore, Non-Profit Organization