Where Creativity Meets Coastal Splendor

Nestled against the stunning backdrop of Cannon Beach's rugged coastline, the upcoming Spring Unveiling Arts Festival promises a weekend of enchantment and inspiration. From May 3rd to May 5th, art aficionados and nature lovers alike will converge upon this picturesque coastal town to immerse themselves in a celebration of creativity and community.

Spring Unveiling Postcard 2024

At the heart of the festival are the renowned galleries that dot the streets, each offering a unique glimpse into the artistic soul of the Oregon coast. Among them, the Bronze Coast Gallery stands as a beacon of creativity, showcasing the captivating bronze sculptures of Melissa Copper alongside the dreamlike paintings of Duy Huynh and the evocative driftwood sculptures of Crystal Lockwood. Visitors can mingle with these talented artists throughout the weekend, gaining insights into their creative processes and stories behind their masterpieces.

In midtown Cannon Beach, the Cannon Beach Gallery unveils a special exhibition titled "Reserve Inspiration," curated in collaboration with the Audubon Society of Lincoln City and the Cannon Beach Arts Association. Through a mesmerizing array of artworks, including pieces by Nora Sherwood, Julie Fiedler, and Jill Perry Townsend, visitors are invited to explore the rich biodiversity of the Oregon Marine Reserves and cultivate a deeper appreciation for our interconnectedness with the natural world.

For photography enthusiasts, Images of the West offers a captivating journey through the lens of internationally renowned photographer Randall J Hodges. Throughout the weekend, Hodges will regale visitors with tales from his recent travels, offering impromptu photo lessons and revealing the secrets behind his breathtaking images, all captured without the aid of post-processing techniques.

Meanwhile, DragonFire Gallery presents a thought-provoking group show titled "Being Human," featuring the works of twenty talented artists who explore the multifaceted nature of humanity through various media and interpretations. From Aliza to Cheryl Waale, each artist brings a unique perspective to the human form, inviting viewers to ponder the complexities of existence.

An artist works on a piece at the Spring Unveiling Art Festival.

At the Jeffrey Hull Gallery, visitors can engage with the artist himself as Jeffrey unveils his latest creations and shares insights into his artistic journey. Whether admiring his original paintings or browsing through his prints, guests are sure to be captivated by the beauty of coastal life captured in Jeffrey's works.

The Northwest By Northwest Gallery offers a diverse showcase of talent, from the steel sculptures of Ivan McLean to the vibrant landscapes of Laura O'Brien and Kent Suter's mesmerizing portrayals of Haystack Rock. With live music by Bobcat Bob and a fundraiser for a local animal shelter, this gallery promises an immersive experience for art enthusiasts of all ages.

For those drawn to the tactile arts, Shearwater Studio & Gallery beckons with its eclectic mix of fiber art, ceramics, and printmaking. From Hilde Morin's abstract textile pieces to Shane Sjogren's handcrafted pottery inspired by coastal living, visitors can explore a wealth of artistic expressions that reflect the natural beauty of the Oregon coast.

Finally, at White Bird Gallery, Christopher Mathie takes center stage with his expressive seascapes and figurative paintings, inviting viewers on a journey of introspection and discovery. With live music, jewelry trunk shows, and drawing demos, this gallery promises a weekend filled with artistic delights.

The Needles by Haystack Rock at Sunset

As the sun sets over the Pacific horizon, and the gentle sound of waves provides a soothing backdrop, the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival serves as a reminder of the profound connection between art, nature, and the human spirit. So mark your calendars and join us for a weekend of creativity, inspiration, and coastal splendor.