Artist Boat World Ocean Day Festival
World Ocean Day will be held June 4, 2022
2022 Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean
The ocean connects, sustains, and supports us all. Yet its health is at a tipping point and so is the well-being of all that depends on it. As the past years have shown us, we need to work together to create a new balance with the ocean that no longer depletes its bounty but instead restores its vibrancy and brings it new life.
Together we can shed light on the communities, ideas, and solutions that are working together to protect and revitalize the ocean and everything it sustains.
World Ocean Day Festival
World Ocean Day is the UN-recognized day of ocean celebration and action.
All around the globe individuals and groups use the day to celebrate, learn about, and do their part to help the ocean. Local, regional, and state organizations will come together to provide engaging activities to help visitors understand the human connection to the ocean, and the 2022 theme is focusing on restoring the vibrancy and balance in the ocean.
This year is the first hybrid celebration of this annual event, being hosted both in-person and broadcast live. So feel free to tune in to see the UN celebration on June 8, 2022, and join us at the Galveston World Ocean Day Festival on June 4, 2022.
Bring your friends and family and join us in celebrating the ocean right on its doorstep!
“Every time I slip into the ocean, I feel like I am going home” – Sylvia Earle
Will you join us in 2022?
Host a Booth for your Business
Do you have a sustainable, eco-friendly, or ocean-related business that is struggling during this difficult time? For a chance to get the word out about your business, host a booth as a partner at World Ocean Day. Booths are free for nonprofit organizations!
If your business fits the partner description, but you want a chance to sell your ocean related or sustainable products during the festival, then join us as a vendor!
About World Ocean Day
On World Ocean Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future. Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean. Join this growing global celebration on June 8th!
WHY CELEBRATE WORLD OCEAN DAY?
A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Ocean Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. The ocean is important because it:
- Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
- Helps feed us
- Regulates our climate
- Cleans the water we drink
- Offers a pharmacopoeia of medicines
- Provides limitless inspiration!
NOW EACH OF US CAN GIVE BACK
Participate in a World Ocean Day event or activity this year and help protect the ocean for the future. It’s up to each one of us to help ensure that our ocean is healthy for future generations. World Ocean Day allows us to:
- Change perspective – encourage individuals to think about what the ocean means to them and what it has to offer all of us with hopes of conserving it for present and the future generations.
- Learn – discover the wealth of diverse and beautiful ocean creatures and habitats, how our daily actions affect them, and how we are all interconnected.
- Change our ways – we are all linked to, and through, the ocean! By taking care of your backyard and helping in your community, you are acting as a caretaker of our ocean. Making small modifications to your everyday habits will make a difference, and involving your family, friends, and community will benefit our blue planet even more! SEE OUR FACT SHEET
- Celebrate – whether you live inland or on the coast, we are all connected to the ocean. Take the time to think about how the ocean affects you, and how you affect the ocean, and then organize or participate in activities that celebrate our ocean.
This year, World Ocean Day continues to support the Conservation Action Focus movement to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030.
Click the button below to learn more about this movement and sign the petition
Share this petition with your friends! Use the social media tags: #30×30 & #OceanClimateAction
Beautify the Bucket
Beautify the Bucket Art Competition Sign-up is now open!
Help Artist Boat beautify the trash receptacles along Galveston beaches to enhance the views of the beach and catch the eye of visitors.
Your beautiful and clever artwork helps to increase the proper use of the trash receptacles in our Beautify the Bucket Art Competition. Together we can all help to reduce marine debris!
Registration is open until May 8, 2022. Judging & display occurs on June 4th, at East Beach during the World Ocean Day Festival in Galveston, TX. Winners are announced at 3:00 pm.
Trash Barrels are limited and are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. $20 registration fee.
Help keep our beaches clean and pristine!
Learn more and register using the button below.
Workshops for Kids
FREE FOR ALL AGES
For the first time this year, Artist Boat World Ocean Day Festival will be hosting four different workshops !
Ocean-lovers of all ages can join in on a workshop on the beach. The four different workshops will provide a chance to trash into treasure with the creation of marine debris art with famous artist Jesus Toro Martinez, produce screen printings of images of original art, create coral reefs our of clay and other artistic substances, or partake in drum circle with a selection of percussion instruments. More information coming soon about screen printing and clay building!
Registration is open! Workshops will take place at the festival on June 4, 2022, at East Beach. Interested in registering your child for a workshop?
Marine Debris Art with Jesus Toro Martinez
CREATE ART WITH A FAMOUS ARTIST!
Join us at the Artist Boat World Ocean Day Festival under the workshop tents for a chance to do a workshop with a famous artist from San Antonio! Jesus Toro Martinez works with Marine Debris to create sophisticated sustainable artwork. Some techniques used by Toro include melting tires for use as paint, grinding tin cans into dust for a dazzling shimmer, and much more. Listen to Toro’s story on the dangers of plastic and marine debris, and then join him in creating your very own Marine Debris Art!
Drum Circle with Ilya Janos Kolozs
CREATE MUSIC WITH A WORLD TRAVELER!
Come and be a part of the fun at the Artist Boat World Ocean Day Festival by joining in on a drum circle on the beach. You will get an opportunity to learn to how to play a drum or another percussion instrument with your feet in the sand! The drum leader and host, Ilya Janos Kolozs, is a well-traveled drummer with experience in drumming styles from around the world. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Location and Price
The Artist Boat World Ocean Day Festival is held at R.A. Apffel East Beach Park, at the far eastern tip of the island, Saturday, June 4th, from 11 am – 4:30 pm. The address is 1923 Boddeker Rd., Galveston, TX 77550. To learn more about the venue click here >>>
The Festival is FREE. However, East Beach parking fees will apply. ($15/Car All Day)
This park is located right next a birding hotspot on the island! To learn more about the East End Lagoon Nature Preserve click here >>>