Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea
An Oregon-based non-profit organization is heading inland to get the word out about the importance of cleaning up the world’s oceans.
This unusual traveling exhibit, Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea, features 15 giant sculptures depicting sea life, made almost entirely of debris collected from beaches. Hosted by Denver Zoo, it’s the first time the exhibit has appeared at an inland, noncoastal location. The exhibit will be open from Sept. 24, 2016, to Jan. 16, 2017.
Make a night of it and take advantage of great hotel deals.
The Washed Ashore Project aims to educate the public and raise awareness about pollution through the arts. As a community-based organization, lead artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi draws on people of all ages to help her remove thousands of pounds of debris from beaches then turn it into large works of art.
The organization says 90 percent of the debris they collect come from petroleum-based products such as plastics, nylon ropes and fishing nets. Almost all of the trash then gets turned into sculptures such as a walk-through replica of ocean currents and a coral reef made of Styrofoam.
Denver Zoo Events This Fall
WHEN: Oct. 7-Nov. 18, 2016
Boo at the Zoo
WHEN: Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30, 2016 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
The annual Boo at the Zoo offers more than 20 trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of Denver Zoo's beautiful fall foliage. Activities are free with zoo admission.
Boo After Dark
WHEN: Oct. 28-29, 2016 (6:30 to 9 p.m.)
Boo After Dark offers visitors a nighttime trick-or-treating experience. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for children; 2 and under are free.