Obscura Day 2016: Washed Ashore - Atlas Obscura

Bandon, Oregon

Obscura Day 2016: Washed Ashore

Wander this unique gallery of enormous marine creatures built only from trash collected on Oregon's beaches—you'll want to take a closer look.

Join us on Obscura Day to explore a series of unique and imaginative sculptures made from marine debris.

Take a self-guided exploration through a gallery of large-scale sculptures, constructed from trash gathered along Oregon's beaches. Depicting forms of sea life such as penguins, jellyfish, and sea stars, the giant sculptures were built with the help of thousands of volunteers to raise awareness about ocean pollution.

The sculptures, many of which are over 20 feet tall, are the culmination of a series of hands-on volunteer workshops. One of the grand, repurposed works now travels the country educating thousands about the issues of marine debris and pollution.

Viewing these enormous and intricate pieces of art in person will give you the chance to see, right up close, what kind of trash each one is made of and realize what a masterpiece each one is—as well as how many bits and pieces of human detritus end up in our oceans.

DETAILS:
Saturday, April 16; 11:00am - 6:00pm
Attendance is free and anyone is welcome to come at any time.
RSVP is highly encouraged.

Washed Ashore
325 South Second St
Bandon, Oregon 97411

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