Earth & Ocean Arts Festival, September 20-22, 2019


Friday, September 20, 2019 10:00 AM
Sunday, September 22, 2019 4:00 PM

Join us in celebrating the natural wonders of Cannon Beach through the blending of arts and ecology. The first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival offers the inspiration of exciting new art combined with the gratification of giving back to the ecosystem that sustains us. Performance and studio artists will create and perform on the beaches and in the parks and galleries of Cannon Beach – all with a fresh perspective of our natural world. Members of five environmental non-profits will join the festival, inspiring all of us with their commitment and vision: Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Friends of Haystack Rock, North Coast Land Conservancy, Sea Turtles Forever, Wildlife Center of the North Coast.

The $50 three day festival Event Pass includes an Earth & Ocean tote bag, wine glass, entry to all events, including a private Saturday night beach reception and Alice DiMicele * in concert at the Coaster Theater on Sunday. With your Event Pass, you will be entered into a variety of raffle drawings Prizes include 2 – two night stays at a local vacation property, two $300 gift certificates redeemable at any participating Cannon Beach gallery, a boat tour of the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, a guided hike with the North Coast Land Conservancy, dining gift certificates, a whiskey tour and tasting, Kathleen Sheard art glass, Christopher Mathie art piece and more. Best of all, $25 of the $50 purchase price will be directly donated to the participating nonprofit organizations!

Please note: the Coaster Theater has a capacity of 198 seats. For all Sunday events scheduled at this venue, admittance is guaranteed to the first 198 Event Pass tickets sold; followed by first come, first serve.

A very special thank you:

To those individuals and businesses making this festival and prize drawings possible: Mike & Tracey Clark, Wave Crest Inn, Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals, Buoy Beer, Cannon Beach Distillery, Cannon Beach Smokehouse, The Wine Shack.

Evolving Festival Schedule

Friday, September 20

12 noon – 5pm

Presentations/activities at the Chamber by the five nonprofit groups,

Festival attendees pick up their tote bags and sign in for the prize drawings at the Chamber.

Beach Activities such as Land Art Creations, Plein Air Painting and nonprofit groups leading demonstrations and experiential activities such as microplastic filtration, and exposure to local marine life.

Gallery receptions 5 – 7pm

Twelve local galleries host artist receptions, with live music and hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday, September 21

Serving as ambassadors for the intersection of art and activism, we’re very excited to welcome Artichoke Dance Company, an environmentally focused group committed to the power of the arts to effect positive change in people’s lives and communities, especially in regard to plastics pollution. Through dance, they explore the intersection of art with daily life and address pressing ecological realities with physicality and wit. This group is a must see!


The Tsunami Drummers will be playing and Artichoke Dance does their first performance at the estuary by Whale Park.  This will be a very powerful performance, not to be missed!

Outside Activities continue throughout the day with Plein Air and Land Art Creations.

12 – 4pm

Gallery Walk – opportunity for festival-goers to see all the individual gallery shows. See nature interpreted in a wide and diverse array of media, watch demonstrations and meet participating artists.

Whale Park Beach Reception 4-7pm

Artichoke Dance will perform an interactive piece with the Land Art that has been created. Ceramicists Dave and Boni Deal will provide a very fiery and exciting experience with a Raku Firing on the beach at dusk. This private reception for Event Pass holders will also feature the highly entertaining local string band, Floating Glass Balls, as well as beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Sunday, September 22

10 am – Coaster Theater *

Panel discussion: Artichoke Dance creative director and art activist Lynn Neuman, along with members of the local environmental community, will engage and share with the audience their experiences and insights as to how we can all be stewards of the environment. The discussion follows with a final Artichoke Dance performance in the Coaster Theater courtyard integrating a special and thought provoking art installation created by Shelby Silver for this event.

12 noon –1:30 pm – Coaster Theater *

Dualing Easels: Michael Orwick and Anton Pavlenko  will reprise their very popular, engaging, funny and informative painting demonstration. While each artist will begin their own painting, they will switch canvases multiple times during the event. Not to be missed!


2:30-4 pm – Coaster Theater *


Alice DiMicele will close out the festival on Sunday afternoon with an inspiring concert.

For over three decades Alice DiMicele has been moving people with her brand of “organic acoustic groove.” Accompanied by her long-time bassist Rob Kohler, Alice brings her wide-ranging vocal prowess, humor, and distinctive guitar style to creating music that connects people and inspires them to take a stand for the earth and for justice in the world. With 15 albums and 30 plus years of touring under her belt, Alice has honed her craft and comes to every gig ready to create magic. Alice doesn’t just “put on a show” –she creates memorable experiences with her audiences.

Alice has shared stages with some of music’s finest, including some of her musical heroes like Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, JJ Cale, David Grisman Quintet, Steve Winwood, Ferron, Peter Rowan, Richie Havens, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and the list goes on. Bonnie Raitt said, “Alice’s music has that great combination of earthiness and groove that keeps it funky from the inside out. She’s for real.”

*Please note: the Coaster Theater has a capacity of 198 seats. For all Sunday events scheduled at this venue, admittance is guaranteed to the first 198 Event Pass tickets sold; followed by first come, first serve.


Included with the purchase of the Event Pass is a beautiful and sturdy tote bag made from 100% recycled cotton. There is a limited number of bags that are now available for direct sale at $20.

Organic cotton festival t-shirts are also available for $28 each. These basic black t-shirts show off the Earth & Ocean logo beautifully and are incredibly soft and comfortable. Call DragonFire Gallery at 503-436-1533 to purchase. The proceeds from these items directly fund the festival.



The Cannon Beach Gallery Group thanks The City of Cannon Beach, Cannon Beach Tourism & Arts Commission, and the following 2018/2019 sponsors for their support.


Martin North, Dena’s Shop on the Corner, EVOO, RE/MAX Coastal Advantage, The Ocean Lodge, Pizza A’ Fetta , Bruce’s Candy Kitchen,  Land’s End at Cannon Beach, The Waves, Mariner Market, Fresh Foods Cannon Beach/Manzanita, Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals


The Bistro, Haystack Lodgings, Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge,  Arbor Care Tree Specialists, B. Boutique, Pelican Pub & Brewery,  Sweet Basil’s Café, La Luna Loca, Warren House Pub, Crowerks, Columbia State Bank, Hallmark Resort Hotel & Spa, Cannon Beach Hotel, Lodgings Village Centre, Seasons Café, Morris’ Fireside Restaurant, The Wine Shack, Beachcomber Vacation Homes, Cannon Beach Hardware & Public House, Wave Crest Inn

Earth & Ocean Arts Festival, September 20-22, 2019