Washed Ashore Florida Aquarium

Washed Ashore- Art to Save the Sea

In Honor of Florida Aquarium 25th Anniversary

In honor of the Aquarium’s 25th Anniversary celebration, we are proud to host Washed Ashore – Art To Save The Sea from now until the end of August! The nationally acclaimed exhibit artistically showcases the impacts of plastic pollution on oceans, waterways and wildlife. Washed Ashore sculptures have traveled around the country and The Florida Aquarium is showcasing 18 larger than life sculptures of marine life. The artwork was created by the non-profit organization WashedAshore.org dedicated to educating about plastic pollution through art. The Washed Ashore-Art to Save event will go on through August 31st, 2020.

Seahorse art for Washed Ashore at the Florida Aquarium

Washed Ashore- Art to Save the Sea is being coordinated by Oregon-based artist and educator Angela Haseltine Pozzi and her team of volunteers constructed each piece from plastic debris collected on West Coast beaches. Bringing together art and conservation, Washed Ashore will visually represent why reducing one-time use plastics is vitally important. Visit the Aquarium to see these breathtaking pieces of art. The public can view Priscilla the Parrotfish outside the Aquarium and your General Admission Ticket gets you access to the rest of the collection.

More on the Florida Aquarium:

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The Florida Aquarium is a 501c not-for-profit organization, publicly operated institution located in Tampa, Florida, United States. It is a large scale, 250,000-square-foot aquarium and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This means they are a leader in conservation and education, supporting programs for wildlife and having a strong educational component in the forms of summer camps, school trips, etc.

The Florida Aquarium

The facility is home to more than 7,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world. The facility is located in the Channel District of Downtown Tampa. The Florida Aquarium opened in March 1995 as a privately funded entity and became a public-private partnership when the city of Tampa assumed responsibility for its debt in 1999. On April 18, 2012, the AIA’s Florida Chapter placed the Florida Aquarium on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.

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