Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

Washed Ashore Art to Save the Sea

Save the Date: Coming May 8!

May 8–August 31 | 9 am–8 pm
September 1–26 | 9 am–6:30 pm
Included with Garden Admission
Free for Garden Members

About the Exhibit

This summer will feature the debut of Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea at Green Bay Botanical Garden and in Wisconsin. Guests of all ages will be enthralled by and get to interact with eight larger-than-life sculptures of animals made from trash and debris washed up from bodies of water.

You’ll discover the connections between plastic waste, the wellbeing of marine life (and us!) and learn everyday actions that we can all take to make a difference for the Great Lakes and beyond.

Washed Ashore has traveled to botanical gardens, aquariums, zoos and museums across North America. Over the last several years, it has gained popularity, making stops at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; SeaWorld Parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Toronto Zoo and even the Epcot Center at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, among many more. The Garden is the first and only venue in Wisconsin to host this traveling exhibit.

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About the Artist

Washed Ashore was founded by Angela Haseltine Pozzi. A teacher, consultant and artist of more than 35 years, Pozzi has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Education and has taught all grade levels from elementary to college. Her focus has always been the arts and its power to affect change. Prior to creating Washed Ashore, her international award-winning artwork has been widely collected and exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.

About the Sculptures

These sculptures will be placed throughout the Garden including a brand new sculpture – Stanley the Lake Sturgeon – to represent that plastic pollution affects the Great Lakes region, too.


Each sculpture will have educational signs detailing facts about each animal, how plastic affects their environment and wellbeing, and everyday actions people can take to make a difference. Other signs throughout the Garden will highlight the Washed Ashore exhibit, how the sculptures are created from marine debris, discover issues related to plastic pollution and how we can help as plastic consumers. 

Nonprofit Ticket Application

Celebrate the Garden’s 25 birthday! We’re excited to offer an opportunity for area nonprofit organizations and the people they service to experience Washed Ashore made possible by a grant from the following funds within the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation: Edward Dhooge Charitable Unrestricted Fund, Mentges Family Fund, and Derenne Family Fund.

Submit your application for consideration via mail or email by April 30. Selected recipients are notified the week of May 10.

PDF Application

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Nature's Way

Children & Family Activity Sponsor

Nicolet Bank

Sculpture Sponsors

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DeLeers Construction, Inc.

Community Partners

Insight Creative, Inc.
Meissner Landscape, Inc.
Mary Zabroski
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Green Bay Packers Give Back

Media Sponsor

Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information on opportunities for corporate partnership including sponsorship, contact our Director of Development, Cindy Berton, at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or cberton@gbbg.org.

Contact Us

For details on group discounted rates, contact our Events Team at 920.491.3691 ext. 113 or rentals@gbbg.org.

For more information, contact us at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.