Stormy Weather Arts Festival

November 1-3, 2019

The Stormy Weather Arts Festival has been one of Cannon Beach’s most popular events for over a quarter century 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 & Barbecue where guests can sample local beers while enjoying live blues and a barbecue lunch.

The Stormy Weather Arts Festival weekend is filled with art gallery events, receptions and special guest artists. 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. 

Stormy Weather Art Festival 2019 Artwork 

"Purity of Freedom" by Taryn Wise



2019 Schedule of Events

A weekend full of art gallery events, receptions, and guest artists throughout town (see brochure).


The Portlanders in Concert 7:30pm (Doors at 7pm)Folk supergroup, love band, songwriting multi-instrumentalists and singers, The Portlanders are Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Mick Doherty and Kevin Shay Johnson, who share the stage in friendship and no less than two hundred collective years in folk music. Cost: $27* | Location: Coaster Theatre Playhouse (*combo ticket discount available)


Dancing in the Rain Fashion Show – 10am (Doors at 9:45am)Pick out a new outfit at this runway show featuring apparel and accessories from local and national designers available in Cannon Beach shops. Cost: Free (15 minute early entry & Guaranteed VIP seating with $5 donation) | Location: Coaster Theatre Playhouse 

Music Around Town – 11am-5pmEnjoy live performances by regional musicians at seven different locations around town. Cost: Free/Donations | Locations: The Landing, Sandpiper Square, Coaster Theatre Courtyard, Ecola Square, Pelican Brewing, Spruce Street Plaza, Public Coast Brewing. Sponsored by Bronze Coast Gallery.

CD Release Concert with Marv & Rindy Ross, Jon Koonce and special guests - 7:30pm (doors at 7pm)The founding members of Quarterflash join forces with one of Portland's original indie roots rockers for a great evening of fantastic music. Cost: $39* | Location: Coaster Theatre Playhouse (*combo ticket discount available)


Brews, Blues & Barbecue – 11am-2pmSample local craft brews and savor a delicious barbecue lunch from a local chef. Live music with Steve Cheseborough. Cost: $25 | Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall

Thank you to our sponsors

Bronze Coast Gallery

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

MacGregor's- A Whiskey Bar

B. Boutique

Dena's Shop on the Corner

Maggie & Henry

Rachelle M. Rustic House of Fashion


Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals

Tolovana Inn

Cannon Beach Bakery

Cannon Beach Design Co.

Coaster Theatre

Fresh Foods Cannon Beach

Pelican Brewing Cannon Beach

Public Coast Brewing

Sage Bleu Catering


Basketcase-Your Cannon Beach Florist

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

Sleepy Monk Coffee

The Wine Shack

Image Gallery

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