Wildcoast will host the 2022 Baja Bash on Saturday, October 1
International conservation group WILDCOAST will host Baja Bash 2022, a two-part event to raise awareness and funds for its ocean conservation and climate action programs. On October 1, the in-person Baja Bash will take place at a private Solana Beach estate, overlooking the lagoon and coastline, where guests will celebrate WILDCOAST’s critical conservation work in Mexico and California.
The Baja Bash event will then kick off the week-long KEEP IT WILD virtual auction from October 1-7 with incredible artwork from both sides of the border. Both events are open to the public.
In-person and virtual tickets
The in-person event will take place Saturday, October 1 at 5:00 p.m. at Montbleau Estate, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Buy Tickets here.
Virtual auctions start at 7 p.m. on October 1 and end at 7 p.m. on October 7. To register, click here
Baja Bash 2022 Star Chefs
The event will feature food stations with San Diego’s top sustainable chefs:
- Jojo Ruiz (Lionfish/Serea/Temaki)
- Brian Redzikowski (Waverly/Kettner trade)
- Davin Waite (Key + Rodent/The Plot/Shootz)
- Carlos Anthony (Grass & Sea/Grass & Wood)
- Ramses Walker (Westerly/L’Ermitage Beverly Hills)
The highly curated epicurean affair will also feature fresh Baja oysters and fresh catches from Pure Fish, the stellar Solento Tequila; Dona Vega Mezcal, Esquina Natural Wines and Baja Brewing are also craft beers.
WILDCOAST art ambassadors for Baja Bash 2022
Ambassadors for art in the United States include acclaimed painters, Eric Zener, Matt Beard, Ed Vasquez, Taylor Gallegos, Merrie Okie, Anna Pearson and Marissa Quinn; surreal photo, Rosanne Morris; esteemed photographers Daniel Cartamil, Aaron Chang, Troy Brakovich, Zemina Zaferakis, Zach Johnston, Jonathan Lavan and Austin Novy; wood pyrographer, Cami Abel; Mexican artists, Marcela Cadena, Silvestre Miranda, Beatris Burgoin, and many others.
More than 30 artists from the United States and Mexico have come together and graciously donated coastal and environmental inspired artwork to support WILDCOAST’s mission to conserve coastal and marine ecosystems and fight against climate change with natural solutions. Various WILDCOAST Art Ambassadors will be on hand at the Baja Bash to showcase their artwork and engage guests in live painting experiences.
Addressing climate risk through impactful conservation and relentless positivity
The realities of climate change like rising sea levels and temperatures, fires and hurricanes, along with issues of ocean pollution, overfishing, acidification and coastal development are taking their toll on humans , wildlife and the planet. WILDCOAST’s dynamic team does not focus on pessimism, but instead puts its energy towards hard-hitting conservation and relentless positivity.
WILDCOAST protects 38 million acres of coastal and ocean habitat while fighting climate change by planting and restoring blue carbon ecosystems like wetlands and mangroves (which capture and store carbon). The non-profit also buys wild land to preserve iconic coastlines, takes action by managing underwater parks and ocean habitats, protecting coral reefs, sea turtle beaches and turtle breeding lagoons. whales, and fighting climate change by planting and using blue carbon ecosystems like mangrove forests and wetlands. in Mexico and California.
Their trash explosion at the U.S.-Tijuana border stopped 100,000 pounds of plastic, tire waste, and solid debris from entering the Pacific Ocean and they plan to install two more. WILDCOAST also engages youth from impoverished park communities and local Indigenous communities in outdoor educational experiences to foster a new generation of ocean ambassadors.
Proceeds from the in-person and online event will benefit WILDCOAST’s ongoing efforts to conserve the most threatened coastal and ocean habitats and wildlife in California and Mexico and fight climate change.
Tickets for Baja Bash are priced at $175 per person; The KEEP IT WILD Virtual Auction offers free registration to all. Find more details here.
See you there, San Diego!