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Washed Ashore Gallery in Bandon, Oregon

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Visit our gallery at Washed Ashore’s home base in Bandon-by-the-Sea. Located in the heart of Old Town, Washed Ashore’s gallery features several sculptures, Eco-Shift Market, volunteer workshop, and private tours. Current sculptures on display (as of Fall 2019) include: Bella the Angelfish on a Reef, Angus the Cowfish, Steve the Weedy Sea Dragon, Finn the Mako Shark, Tula the Turtle, Musical Sea Star, an oil spill, bleached coral reef, jelly fish, ocean gyre mural, and more.

The eco-friendly Gift Shop features Washed Ashore t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and water bottles. We also carry one-of-a-kind handmade artwork including jewelry, masks, and sea creatures made from marine debris. There are also several household items to help you reduce single-use plastic in your daily life.

The volunteer workshop provides volunteer opportunities during open hours for on-going volunteers as well as one-time visitors to help build and construct parts of new sculptures that will travel the world with Washed Ashore’s traveling exhibitions! We also provide the opportunity for groups to take part in private tours at no charge. Every Action Counts!

Come visit us in Bandon today!
Harbortown Events Center
Old Town Bandon
325 E 2nd St SE
Bandon, OR 97411

Click here to make a donation to support the Washed Ashore Gallery in Bandon.

Visiting Bandon, Oregon

The gateway to the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast, Bandon boasts a mild climate, a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, and stunning, all-public beaches. The area’s famous beauty draws artists from around the country, enriching this charming town with a lively artistic community.

Summers are sunny and breezy—our beaches are premier places to enjoy active outdoor pursuits. The rain that keeps our forests so green comes in fits during our mild winter, and even the occasional winter storms draw visitors to our area to witness the drama of spectacular surf. Natives recreate outdoors year ’round: kayaking, fishing and crabbing, tidepooling, sailing, and windsurfing are popular water-based recreation; hiking, camping, mountain biking, rockhounding, berry- and mushroom- gathering, hunting are popular land-based recreation. The visual and performing arts, golfing, birdwatching, whalewatching, and other nature activities are also enjoyed year-round.

A full-service commercial airport is only a half-hour drive from Bandon, as is a larger community (Coos Bay/North Bend) with a full range of services. Within an hour of Bandon, you could be in the Grassy Knob Wilderness Area, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, or an old growth forest. Within about a half-day’s drive of Bandon, you could be in Portland, the Oregon Desert, Crater Lake, the heart of the California Redwoods, or you could be visiting the Ashland area for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and other art and music festivals or to go snow skiing.

For more information about Bandon’s business and commercial amenities, as well as more information about the nature of Coos County, visit the following links:

Bandon Area Slideshow