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 blended 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,

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 purchase of the $50 three day festival event pass raises money for the participating non-profits and enters the holder in a variety of prize drawings, including a two night stay at a local vacation property, a boat tour of the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, a guided hike with the North Coast Land Conservancy, two $300 gift certificates redeemable at any participating Cannon Beach gallery, dining gift certificates, a whiskey tour and tasting, Kathleen Sheard art glass, and more.

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


Artichoke Dance does their first performance at the estuary.  This will be a very powerful performance, not to be missed!  Park and Beach 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 shows and demonstrations taking place in all the galleries.

Beach Reception 4-7pm

Artichoke Dance will perform an interactive piece with the Land Art that has been created and with the artists. Raku Firing with Dave and Boni Deal.  A very fiery and exciting experience to witness on the beach at dusk. Local string band Floating Glass Balls will be performing what they call Beachgrass.

Sunday, September 22

10 am

Panel discussion with Artichoke and the nonprofits. Everyone is invited.  Location to be determined.  Artichoke Dance performs one last time.

12 noon – 4 pm

Festival events continue – details to come 


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


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.


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