The Stormy Weather Arts Festival: A Cannon Beach Classic Event

Snow Day in Cannon Beach, Jeffrey Hull

For over 30 years, the Stormy Weather Arts Festival kicks off the first weekend in November, attracting art and music lovers to Cannon Beach.

The festival of the arts allows guests to experience the best of the Cannon Beach creative community. You’ll soon see why this exceptional  little beach town has earned the distinction of “One of the 100 Best Art Towns in America.”

Make reservations now to stay at Tolovana Inn then prepare to enjoy all the festival fun, November 2-4.   If you come down for the weekend, you can stay over Sunday night for 50% off your room rate.   Then, you can enjoy a leisurely ride home Monday morning.

Home to Extraordinary Galleries

Cannon Beach is home to over a dozen exceptional art galleries.  Many of the galleries’ most notable national and regional artists’ will be showcased during the festival. You can wander around the town, visiting art gallery after gallery, enjoying receptions and artists demonstrations.   You can also catch free live music performances all weekend long at six music venues, both indoor and outdoor.

The Jeffrey Hull Gallery is one of the sponsors of the Festival. Jeffrey controls the difficult medium of watercolor, often in very large paintings. He also works in oil paints.  He is reknown for his ability to capture the beauty and moods of the places where water joins the land.  He and his wife Carol opened their Cannon Beach Gallery in 1987, where his original works, lithographs, cards, and books are available to admire and purchase.

 Lloyd Jones Friday & Curtis Salgado Saturday

A concert showcase featuring Lloyd Jones is set for Friday night at the Coaster Theater.  The Oregon-born soulful Jones has spent 30 years as a singer, guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer. Tickets for this intimate show in the Coaster are just $35.

On Saturday night, legendary Curtis Salgado will headline a Coaster Theater performance.  National  Public Radio calls Salgado a “Blues icon” with a huge voice.  The Blues Review declares that Salgado is “one of the most soulful honest singers ever. ” Like Jones, he is sure to bring down the house.  Tickets for his concert are $40.

You might bump into Salgado at the Tolovana Inn, where he and his band will be staying.

The festival also includes “Dancing in the Rain” fashion show where you can pick out a new outfit.  All apparel and accessories from local and national designers is available in Cannon Beach shops.  On Sunday, the Festival wraps up with a Brews, Blues and BBQ lunch featuring local craft beers.

Concert and other event tickets can be purchased online. 

You can book your Tolovana Inn room online or call 1-800-333-8890.

 

Jeffery Hull Original Painting, Falls-Hug Point

 

Cannon Beach Events: The 18th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival

“Blue Jays” Andrea Johnson, White Bird Gallery

 

The ingredients for a spectacular Cannon Beach Event?  Start with fifteen art galleries, 40 artists, and 20 innovative chefs.  Together they will create the unique energy of the 18th annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival in Cannon Beach this weekend.

The members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group invite you to visit the varied and beautiful art galleries of Oregon’s most delightful beach town, especially this weekend.

The Spring Unveiling Arts Festival is an unparalleled experience for the art lover.  And, Cannon Beach is an unparalleled destination for beach lovers.

On May 4-6, each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Virtually every medium will be represented, featuring inspiring paintings, sculpture, bronze, glass, and jewelry.

The weekend includes special unveilings, artistic demonstrations, and receptions which you are welcome to attend.    You can download the schedule for the weekend here     

Edible Art

This year, local chefs have partnered with Cannon Beach art galleries.  Each has selected a work of art that has inspired them to create their own edible art. Everything from a special coffee drink to a four-course wine pairing dinner has been developed.

You can enjoy the inspired fare at various restaurants, coffee houses, and candy stores throughout town. (click for more details).

For example, Newmans at 988. Chef John Newman and Sous Chef Eric Kliewer of Newmans at 988,  have collaborated on a prix fixe menu for the weekend based on the work of four artists represented by DragonFire Gallery. The Escargot appetizer pays tribute to Andrew Holmberg’s garden sculpture. The spinach salad course takes its inspiration from“Sunset Ridge,” a photograph by Tad Hetu. The rabbit entrée was inspired by the
“What’s up Doc” painting by Bev Jozwiak.”  And, the poached pear dessert is based on a
Virginia Parks painting.

Even candy maker Brian, of Bruce’s Candy kitchen, is inspired.  At Imprint Gallery, a whimsical cow sculpture by artist Sara Swink, started his dreaming of caramel with wonderful whipped cream.  They will be available at the gallery all weekend.

With sunny skies in the forecast, it looks to be another wonderful weekend in Cannon Beach!

 

“Catch of the Day” Jacques and Mary Regat, Bronze Coast Gallery

 

Stay for 4, pay for 3!

If you can break away this week, head to Tolovana Inn today for several, mostly sunny, 60 to 70 degree days.

Besides enjoying mostly clear skies, you’ll also have the best beaches and viewpoints nearly to yourself.

If you can’t quite get out the door that quickly, plan a visit Cannon Beach before May 19.  That’s because Tolovana Inn has a special promotion in place now, where you can stay for 4 nights and only pay for 3.

You’ll get a free night and an extra day to explore all the magic of the Oregon coast.

More time to hike or stroll the beaches or breathtaking Ecola Park. More time to appreciate the amazing art displayed in Cannon Beaches’ notable galleries. More time for to browse for fun and distinctive gifts at unique retailers.  And, an extra day to enjoy favorite ales and wines, fresh seafood or yummy sweet treats from your favorite purveyors.

Think what you can do with one more day to unwind.

Take advantage of this great deal today by calling our reservations staff at 1-800-333-8890.

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind, in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.   —Henry Beston.

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WOW: The Women-Only Weekend in Cannon Beach

Grab some of your favorite gal pals, book a room at the Tolovana Inn and than immerse yourself in favorite and fun activities taking place all over Cannon Beach during the annual Women Only Weekend, Nov.13-15.

WOW is full of things women like to share with their moms, sisters and friends, like fabulous food, divine whiskeys and wines, painting classes and sensational shopping all in the wonderfully unique community of Cannon Beach where the restaurants, galleries and shops go all out to make the weekend special.

It’s a great kick-start to the shopping season. You can even get refreshed with restorative yoga sessions before the full steam ahead for the holidays.

Start the weekend with the opening night of the Coaster Theater’s production Once Upon A Mattress. If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and The Pea,” you may be in for a big surprise! To purchase tickets contact the Box Office at 503-436-1242 or  online at coastertheatre.com.

Create memories with the women in your life.   A complete list of weekend events is online. 

The 28th Stormy Weather Arts Festival: a Cannon Beach Favorite event!

The 28th Stormy Weather Arts Festival, is an inspired celebration of the arts, set for November 6-8, in Cannon Beach, a unique coastal community whose natural beauty has inspired creativity for decades.

It’s also another great reason to book a weekend stay at the Tolovana Inn.

The complete schedule of events can be downloaded here.

“They Call Me Stormy” original art and commemorative poster, by Ken Grant.

Throughout the weekend, Cannon Beach art galleries will host special events showcasing the artists they represent, with many of the artists on hand to present their latest works.

Two headline events are scheduled for the weekend; Friday night’s Art in Action event and Saturday night’s spotlight concert featuring the Lloyd Jones Struggle at the Coaster Theater.

At the Art in Action event on Friday evening, several professional artists will demonstrate their techniques and create works of art available for purchase during the evening banquet and silent auction. The silent auction that evening will offer attendees the opportunity to bid on unique Cannon Beach experiences, travel packages and other items.

On Saturday, musical performances will be featured throughout town before the Saturday night spotlight concert in the intimate 200-seat Coaster Theater that will showcase journeyman blues artist Lloyd Jones who has forged a 30-year career.  He was named to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and has appeared on stage with blues greats such as Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy and Etta James.

New to this year’s festival is the Dancing in the Rain Fashion Show on Saturday morning. The Coaster Theatre will host the free runway show that will be filled with stormy weather fashions from several local apparel stores and galleries. It will also showcase the hand painted umbrellas from Friday’s Art in Action event.

Cannon Beach is home to over a dozen art galleries and has been named one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America” by author John Villani in his book by the same title.

Sarah Goodnough “Stepping into Greatness”

Tickets to the Lloyd Jones concert are priced at $35 each and tickets for Art in Action are $55. A limited number of tickets are still available. Tickets for both events can be purchased online and more information can be found here.

Commemorative event posters, of original art, “They Call Me Stormy” are available at the Cannon Beach Chamber.

Solve Volunteers to meet at Tolovana Wayside for 9/19 Beach Cleanup

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Guests of Tolovana Inn who join the Solve clean-up at the adjacent Tolovana Wayside will be eligible for a discount for the September 18-19 weekend.

Volunteers will gather on Saturday, September 19, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, as part of the annual  Beach & Riverside Cleanup and the International Coastal Cleanup, a world-wide effort to keep our beaches healthy.

Beach captains will direct all volunteers.  SOLVE will provide bags and gloves. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bucket/bag.  Volunteers are also asked to bring an old colander or a kitty litter scoop to sift the sand for small items, like tiny bits of plastic and cigarette butts which are extremely harmful to shore birds and marine life.

Dress for the weather, rain of shine. And, bring you own reusable water bottle.

Join volunteers at Solve Beach Clean up at Tolovana Wayside, September 19.

Join volunteers at Solve Beach Clean up at Tolovana Wayside, September 19.

Volunteers can Pre Register with Solve here or show up before 10am on Saturday.

Call Tolovana Inn directly to make your room reservation and be sure to mention that you are a SOLVE Beach Cleanup Volunteer to be eligible for special rates.

SOLVE has been around, and doing good, for decades. The organization originally was called S.O.L.V. (Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism) and was created by Governor Tom McCall and other community leaders in 1969 to address the need for community action in the ever-growing state. Today SOLVE continues to build on that vision to improve the environment of Oregon and build a legacy of stewardship.

Annually, SOLVE mobilizes over 35,000 volunteers and organizes over 1,000 cleanup and restoration projects throughout the state.

PacifiCorp is also a sponsor of the event. Last year, dozens of employees, friends and family turned out to help clean the beach. Pacific power

 

The May 1-3 Cannon Beach “Spring Art Unveiling” includes Edible Art, too.

Painting by David Jonathan Marshall at Modern Villa Gallery

Painting by David Jonathan Marshall at Modern Villa Gallery

The Spring Art Unveiling provides another great reason to stay at the Tolovana Inn in Cannon Beach.

At the weekend long Spring Art Unveiling, hosted by the Cannon Beach Gallery Group, its members spotlight new work by their chosen artists during special demos and receptions with live music,  May 1-3.

For the fourth year in a row, the spring art weekend will include “Art from the Chef’s Table” as twenty-nine of the towns chef’s, candy makers and baristas prepare  unique food and drink creations, inspired by featured gallery works,  and available just for this special weekend.

A complete list of gallery events and inspired menu items can be downloaded from the CB Gallery group site.

For reservations at Tolovana Inn, call 1-800-333-8890.