Art and environment go hand in hand in Cannon Beach, Oregon like no other place on the planet. In mid-September, the town celebrates that combination at the Earth & Ocean Arts Festival.
The festival will showcase the wonders of the natural world and encourage environmental stewardship through a broad range of gallery exhibits, live art performances and events.
Festival Passes are $50. Kids 12 and under are free and are especially encouraged to participate in the Live Art Project!
Here are a few festival highlights.
Be a Part of a Live Art Project! Art For the Sky to Create World’s Largest Sea Star
The public is invited to be part of a live art project that will create the world’s largest sea star on the beach, entirely made up of people. Kids 12 and under are especially encouraged to participate. The live art project will be coordinated by Art for the Sky, known for creating giant living paintings made of groups of people that are photographed from the sky. Over a span of twenty years, Art for the Sky founder Daniel Dancer has completed over 300 projects, in 44 states and eight countries with the help of more than 150,000 participants. Please register kids for Art For the Sky event with a Free ticket.
Farm to Fork Dinner & We Players Performance
Iron Chef Goes Coastal winner Jonathan Hoffman will cater this exclusive limited attendance culinary event that will also feature a performance by San Francisco-based theater group, We Players, who will perform an uplifting tribute of songs and stories about our ocean environment. The cost for this event is $150, which is not included in the festival pass.
Dueling Easels: A Unique Painting Experience: Participants watch as painters Michael Orwick & Anton Pavlenko, with their own distinct styles and color palettes, simultaneously begin paintings then switch canvases several times before finishing the canvases.
Benefitting Five North Coast environmental non-profit organizations