Harnessing the Power of Art

to Save our Oceans 

Splashtrash art is made out of plastic trash collected from

oceans, rivers, lakes and other waterways.


The International SplashTrash ArtExpo is the first global platform for splashtrash artists to share and promote their work and connect with one another.


It is  largest and most diverse collection in the world 

of this emerging new global art genre. 

Splashtrash art inspires dialogue and action around plastic in our oceans and what we can do to make a difference.


Creating art out of splashtrash transforms people into ocean pollution activists; sharing their art raises awareness and motivates action in others as well. 

Splashtrash artists are some of our ocean's most valuable allies and advocates. They interact with and educate thosands of people scientists and environmentalists might not ever reach.  

The International SplashTrash ArtExpo is the first global platform that honors, shares and promotes the art and activism of these unsung ocean heroes. It was  designed to: 

Create a virtual platform for splashtrash artists to share and promote their work and connect with one another.

Illuminate, share and promote this art as both an inspiration for dialogue and action about plastic in our oceans and as an emerging global art genre worthy of exhibiting and collecting. 

Entries range from ages seven-to-seventy,  from whimsical creatures made on a beach after a clean-up to larger-than-life installations, from people who have never made art to professional artists exploring a new medium.

Each artist is unique, yet they share a common passion - they want their art to raise awareness about plastic pollution in our waterways and inspire people to reduce their plastic footprint. 


Their stories are powerful and inspirational. 


Their art is diverse, captivating, and provocative.

 Stay tuned as more artists from

even more countries share their work!

In only eight months, 

more than 180 artists from 40 countries have entered the ArtExpo 

and more are entering every day .

What people are saying about splashtrash art:

 Splashtrash art creates a lasting impression. I believe it is one of the more effective ways to get to people...and change public policy."   

Leonard Zuga,

Splash Trash Pop-up Show Visitor 

The ArtExpo has been totally self-financed and I have basically been doing it by myself. I need help!


Help us keep the virtual ArtExpo going at least through the end of 2018. Help us find hosts/venues to create traveling exhibits of the art and its message. All US donations are tax-deductible. 

SplashTrash Intl. fiscal sponsor is the Social Good Fund, Inc., a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, qualified as exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) and classified as a public charity under IRC Section 509(a)(2).  https://www.socialgoodfund.org/

 © SplashTrash 2016

SplashTrash Intl. by SplashTrash Intl. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Please give credit to SplashTrash Intl., Bette Booth, www.splashtrash.org, the SplashTrash ArtExpo and the artists by name and country.