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Oregon Gallery Goes Bonkers at the Beach

(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – The always cutting edge and always delightful Dragonfire Studio & Gallery in Cannon Beach is living up to its progressive reputation by hosting something unique for the citywide art festival of Spring Unveiling, coming up on May 5 – 7.

Spring Unveiling is the annual festival held throughout Cannon Beach, where galleries host artists on the local, national and international levels, including artist demonstrations and receptions.

Dragonfire Studio & Gallery spends the three-day festival with an uplifting, even whimsical party, with a sneak preview, demonstrations, unveilings, live music, an artists reception and a coffee house.

Dragonfire hosts a sneak preview of the weekend’s artists in the evening on Friday, May 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., sculptor Rick Gregg and painter Michael Orwick will demonstrate their crafts. Gregg is considered by his peers to be a master at blacksmithing and the welding torch, working primarily as a metal sculptor. Orwick uses strong lights and darks, painting fantasies and natural landscapes.

A piece by artist Miska

The Unveilings happen from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., featuring the fanciful paintings of Bill W. Dodge, the expressive paintings of Miska, the abstract colorist paintings of Katherine Treffinger, and the glass artworks of Robin Evans.

In the meantime, live music will be provided by coastal musicians Lee Clingman (from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) and Kathryn Claire (from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

An artists’ reception goes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

On Sunday, May 7, Dragonfire will have an impromptu coffee house from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. This event a sneak preview of Dragonfire’s coffee house and tea bar, slated to open next year in another local just a few feet away.

Also: Dragonfire Gallery & Studio will host the Palate to Palette show on July 22, featuring a day of art, food served by three notable local chefs and live music. The event happens in three parts, with three courses of cuisine served with three different musicians, as different artists are spotlighted with each change in food and music.

123 S. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach. 503-436-1533. www.DragonFireStudio.com.


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Captivating Cape Cod-Style in Cannon Beach

Ecola Creek Lodge, Cannon Beach. In a quiet neighborhood, this longtime coastal landmark boasts a koi/lily pond, spacious lawns, gardens, stained glass windows and wireless internet – all in a slightly Victorian vibe. With some rooms pet friendly, you are a couple minutes walk from town and close to the beach. Guests also get access to a full recreational and exercise facility. Wild bunnies provide an adorable addition to your stay, making for an especially serene coastal experience. 208 5th St. www.cannonbeachlodge.com. 800-873-2749.