Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea Traveling Exhibit in Galveston, Texas

Washed Ashore - a traveling art exhibit in Galveston Island this winter - is aimed at educating the public about the hazards of plastic pollution in the world’s waterways.

Have you ever seen an 8-foot-tall octopus? How about a bald eagle with a 17-foot wingspan? Come down to Galveston this winter and meet Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, a FREE, engaging family exhibit on display at 19 locations across Galveston Island from December 10, 2022, to March 5, 2023..

About
Washed Ashore: Art to Save The Sea

Washed Ashore’s huge, awe-inspiring sculptures are constructed entirely of plastic debris that has washed up on America's beaches and are designed to demonstrate the scale of plastic pollution found in our oceans and waterways.

The creatures are beautiful, whimsical and shocking all at once - and the best part is they are spending their holidays right here, on island time, from December 10, 2022, to March 5, 2023.

Artists have intentionally placed familiar items like buckets and shovels at children’s eye level to convey the importance of keeping beaches clean. Each sculpture graphically illustrates the tragedy of plastic in our oceans and waterways and aims to encourage conservation.

The Galveston collection marks the first time these sculptures have been available free to the public for viewing in the U.S.

Explore Washed Ashore & Win!

The Washed Ashore experience at Galveston is like an island-wide scavenger hunt. Not only can visitors search for the 20+ art pieces, but also find unique things hidden within every sculpture. Participate in the Washed Ashore Scavenger Hunt Challenge and/or the #WashedAshoreGTX Social Media Sweepstakes to win special prizes - full details below:

Washed Ashore Locations
Explore & Win

Take a picture of you and the sculpture(s), share it on Instagram using #WashedAshoreGTX + tagging @GalvestonIsland, and be entered into a sweepstakes to win amazing prizes, including hotel stays, attraction passes and more (prizes listed below).

Don't have Instagram but still want to participate? Enter by clicking "Upload Image(s)" below.

Upload Image(s)

#WashedAshoreGTX Sweepstakes Prizes

Each month during the Washed Ashore exhibit in Galveston (Dec-Mar), three lucky participants will be entered in for a chance to win the prizes listed below. Winners will be selected at random. Good luck!

December Prizes

1st Place: One-night stay at Moody Gardens Hotel + VIP Attraction Passes
2nd Place:
VIP Attraction Passes
3rd Place:
Galveston Swag Bag

January Prizes:

1st Place: One-night stay at The Tremont House + VIP Attraction Passes
2nd Place: VIP Attraction Passes
3rd Place: Galveston Swag Bag

February Prizes:

1st Place: One-night stay at The San Luis Resort + VIP Attraction Passes
2nd Place: VIP Attraction Passes
3rd Place: Galveston Swag Bag

#WashedAshoreGTX Sweepstakes Submissions
Explore & Win
Washed Ashore Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Check in at nine or more locations on the Visit Galveston app to win some Galveston Island swag. Once you've completed the challenge, pick up your gift from the Visitor Information Center located in Downtown Galveston at 2228 Mechanic, Suite 101.

Click here to download the app from the Apple App Store

Click here to download the app from the Google Play Store

The Washed Ashore Scavenger Hunt Challenge is only available on the Visit Galveston app in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Washed Ashore Homeschool Curriculum

Washed Ashore is passionate about ocean conservation and education. Designed for educators, our learning hub provides curriculum that inspires.

Explore the Curriculum here

LATEST STORIES
WELCOME TO GALVESTON ISLAND

Where the Texas Coast begins.

See the latest stories from our blog, and start dreaming of your perfect Galveston travel experience.