Cannon Beach: Stormy Weather Arts Festival

 

The Stormy Weather Arts Festival in Cannon Beach provides a wonderful opportunity to collectively celebrate artistic creativity.

The unique coastal beauty of this region has inspired creativity for many decades.

The festival weekend is filled with art shows, receptions, music, and live music.

Galleries, shops, hotels and restaurants host a variety of writers, singers, composers, painters, sculptors and more.

The Stormy Weather Arts Festival has been one of Cannon Beach’s most popular events   and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017.

Since its inception, the first weekend in November has been a celebration of the arts in Cannon Beach, where you can immerse yourself in the creative culture that has long been a part of this community. As in the beginning, the event still focuses on a wide range of visual and performing arts, offering the opportunity to meet artists and discuss their work, listen to local musicians, take in gallery events and experience why Cannon Beach has been recognized as one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America.”

Over the years, the event has grown to include a spotlight concert that showcases accomplished or up-and-coming musicians in the intimate setting of Cannon Beach’s Coaster Theatre Playhouse; the Dancing in the Rain Fashion Show featuring apparel and accessories from local and national designers; and Brews, Blues & Barbecues where guests can sample local beers while enjoying live blues and a barbecue lunch.

On Friday evening and all day Saturday, visitors can wander from gallery to gallery enjoying a variety of receptions and artist demonstrations and catch free live music performances with regional musicians at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the town as they go.

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. Many of the gallery’s most successful national and regional artists, as well as prominent local artists, will be showcased during the festival.

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.