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 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