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Experience One of America's Top Art Towns at its Creative Best

There’s a focus on arts every day of the year in Cannon Beach, but a few times per year the town and galleries go all out with music, receptions, demonstrations and guest artists. Showcasing art in all its forms and featuring artists including local favorites and nationally renowned talents, these annual festivals make a great excuse to enjoy a city known as one of the 100 Best Art Towns in America.

Spring Unveiling Arts Festival

Each May, you can feel the creative energy blossoming alongside the springtime flowers during the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. Local galleries invite their featured artists to celebrate their latest work with visitors throughout this festive weekend. In addition to popular local artists like landscape painter Jeffrey Hull, glass artists Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland, and jewelry artist Sharon Amber; this festival often includes regional and national painters, sculptors and photographers. (More Info)

Earth & Ocean Arts Festival

Starting in 2019, Cannon Beach will feature a new art festival in September that features elements of a plein air festival and draws inspiration from environmental stewardship. The first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival will feature performance and studio artists who will create and perform on the beach, as well as in the parks and galleries of Cannon Beach. Additionally, local non-profit stewardship groups will be on hand to discuss the positive impacts they strive to have on local landscapes, wildlife and sea life. (More Info)

Stormy Weather Arts Festival 

November’s Stormy Weather Arts Festival weekend features a lively atmosphere where you will find music spilling from the galleries onto the sidewalks, artists sharing insights into their work and open doors welcoming you to step in out of the (occasional) rain of November. Festival highlights include a spotlight concert that has featured performers like regional blues great Lloyd Jones and feisty rockers Cooper & the Jam. In addition to popular local artists like landscape painter Jeffrey Hull, glass artists Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland, and jewelry artist Sharon Amber; this festival often includes regional and national painters, sculptors and photographers. (More Info)

Get Lit at the Beach 

If literary arts are more your speed, visit Cannon Beach in April for Get Lit at the Beach. Drawing in best-selling authors from around the country, this literary festival has given past participants the opportunity to meet authors like New York Times best-selling fantasy author R.A. Salvatore, Pulitzer Prize nominated memoirist Craig Lesley and Oregon Book Award recipient Gina Ochsner. (More Info)