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Stormy Weather Arts Festival

Three full days of art and musical events are planned for the 29th Annual Cannon Beach Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 4-6. Popular festival events include Art in Action and a spotlight concert each year. The festival has also added the Dancing in the Rain Fashion Show and Brews, Blues & Barbeques events. Throughout the weekend, the town’s galleries will present special events showcasing the artists they represent, with many of the artists on hand to present their latest works, conduct demonstrations or discuss their work. Continue Reading...

The festival kicks off with a Friday night spotlight concert in the intimate 200-seat Coaster Theatre that will showcase Grammy-nominated singer songwriter Ellen Whyte and her five-piece band. In addition to Grammy nominations, Whyte has garnered several awards from the Cascade Blues Association including an induction into their Hall of Fame for Best Contemporary Blues Band in 2002. She is known for her astonishing vocals and she moves easily through genres from blues and jazz to funk and ballads.

Saturday’s events happen against a backdrop of live music with performances throughout the town during the day. The morning Stormy Weather Fashion Show will feature fashions from local designers and galleries. At the evening Art in Action dinner and auction, professional artists will demonstrate their techniques and create works of art available for purchase during the event’s banquet and silent auction. The auction will offer attendees the opportunity to bid on unique Cannon Beach experiences, travel packages and other items. The evening will also feature live music. Sunday morning, visitors can taste local ales and listen to Delta-style Blues while enjoying barbeque during Brews, Blues & Barbeques.

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.

Stormy Weather Arts Festival 2016 Event Schedule

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Spotlight Concert:  Ellen Whyte | 7pm

The Spotlight Concert will showcase Grammy-nominated singer songwriter Ellen Whyte and her five-piece band. In addition to Grammy nominations, Whyte has garnered several awards from the Cascade Blues Association including an induction into their Hall of Fame for Best Contemporary Blues Band in 2002, Best Female Vocalist in 2000 and Best Self-Produced CD in the Pacific Northwest for 2009’s “Four Way Stop.”

Cost: $39 | Location: Coaster Theatre Playhouse

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Dancing in the Rain Fashion Show | 10:30am

The Coaster Theatre will host the free runway show, new to the festival this year. The show will be filled with stormy weather fashions from several local apparel stores and galleries.

Cost: Free | Location: Coaster Theatre Playhouse

Music Around Town | 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Many local and regional musicians will perform at five locations around town to create the wonderful atmosphere for the Stormy Weather Arts Festival.  

Cost: Free/Donations | Locations: The Landing, Sandpiper Square, Coaster Theatre Courtyard, Ecola Square, Haystack Square

Art in Action | 7pm

Several professional artists will demonstrate their techniques and create works of art available for purchase during the evening banquet and silent auction. Featured artists include James Moyer, Debra Carnes, Elaine Hansard, Josh Henrie, Scott Johnson, Steven Krig, Marianne Post and Hazel Schlesinger. The silent auction during the evening will offer attendees the opportunity to bid on unique Cannon Beach experiences, travel packages and other items. Featured auction items will also include an umbrella hand painted by Marianne Post. Light fare and wine will be served and live music will be provided.

Cost: $55 | Location: Surfsand Ballroom

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 

Brews, Blues, and Barbeques  | 11am

The three breweries in Cannon Beach have each created their own unique Stormy Weather inspired beer specially for this weekend.  These will be available on tap during the festival.  We will be pouring the Stormy Weather inspired ales at this event.

All while Steve Cheseborough plays his Oregon Coast influenced style of Delta Blues. Certainly a great end note to an outstanding weekend!

Join us for this unique and fabulous pairing of live music, microbrews and BBQ.  Sweet Basil’s Café will be serving up both pulled pork and eggplant sliders

$20 per person  | Chamber Community Hall

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