Art that aims to create changes in consumer and visitor behavior will be on show along the Oregon Coast throughout May as Washed Ashore Presents “Art to Save the Sea.”
The show, which opens in Bay City on Monday, May 6, features aesthetically powerful art created from plastic that has been reclaimed from rivers and oceans. The exhibit will also be on show in Seaside, Gleneden Beach, Yachats and Brookings throughout May.
Guests at these gatherings will learn the process behind the artwork and see a visual presentation by John Tannous, executive director of Washed Ashore.
Over the next two years, several large pieces of public art will be created and sited 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.
For details, search for “Art to Save the Sea” on Eventbrite.com