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Beach findings put to good use!

This is an incredible place to visit. I took my chandkids here and they loved it. They were able to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rita M
Oregon Coast, Oregon
Educational and thought provoking

Really amazing what the artist can create from washed up trash. We saw absolutely pristine beaches... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fairfax, Virginia
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We are a non-profit community art project who's mission is to build and exhibit aesthetically powerful art to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in oceans and waterways and spark positive changes in consumer habits.
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325 2nd St SE, Bandon, OR 97411-9653
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an incredible place to visit. I took my chandkids here and they loved it. They were able to explore as well and take part with some of the art projects. It's amazing to see the great creativity others have.

Thank Rita M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really amazing what the artist can create from washed up trash. We saw absolutely pristine beaches in Bandon--they are doing a fantastic job but yet it is eye opening what they find. There is an area where you can help out--we sorted pieces of plastic...More

Thank ptbecki
Reviewed 1 week ago

More than an art gallery, Washed Ashore is a critical voice for our oceans and a serious wake up call about the amount and types of plastics we are dumping into the oceans. Every visitor to Bandon needs to visit Washed Ashore and check out...More

Thank Lynette P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This project was started app. 2010 by an artist to bring about greater awareness and potential change in the amount of trash that is thrown in the ocean and washed up on beaches every day. On display are amazing works of ocean themed art collected,...More

Thank Enfieldwatersprite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in Bandon specifically to visit this gallery. The idea that people are out there picking up plastic and then using it to make art is great. The pieces that are in the gallery really are amazing and it took some very creative minds...More

1  Thank mrsvsmith2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I wandered into Washed Ashore and were stunned by the beautiful art created from plastic trashed washed ashore. Seeing the abundance of trash makes one want to be more aware of what he uses on a day to day basis. Great activities...More

1  Thank AnnetteSteele
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Great place recycled beach garbage turned into art. Hands on to help or create. A must for children to see all the garbage that washes ashore, what can happen to sea life, and what can be done with it. Or if anything knowing why to...More

Thank Rhonda H
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This museum is free and a treasure find. Artwork from the multitude of trash is so creative, and at the same time, a reminder of what humans are dumping into oceans, rivers, lakes, and other waterways. Too much plastic and styrofoam! I hope people really...More

Thank Ada A
Reviewed 27 April 2018

This facility is awesome! The beach trash artwork is amazing and the volunteers are very helpful. I think everyone should stop in and have their awareness raised on the threat of ocean trash to marine life and our beaches. If time allows you can volunteer...More

1  Thank BertandMichele G
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We went here after seeing "Henry" a sculpture of a fish on the Main Street in Old Town. We were awestruck walking in this gallery! The sculptures were so beautiful and amazing, but sad at the same time that they are all made from the...More

Thank Alison P
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Jerry F
28 April 2018|
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Response from Alison P | Reviewed this property |
We only saw one outdoors but Henry the fish was amazing and quite large. The weather is pretty temperate most of the time so a short stay in the car would be fine and not too hot for your pup. We had our small dog with us... More
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Response from almyt | Reviewed this property |
The hours vary depending on the season. Currently they are open Thursday-Saturday only, 12-6.