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Stormy Weather Arts Fest the Biggest in North Oregon Coast History
(Cannon Beach, Oregon) - Three days of art, music and literary fun will make the town of Cannon Beach swell with thousands of well entertained people, with the 23rd annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival on November 5 to 7.
This year's event is being touted as perhaps the largest ever, with more galleries, stores and other businesses taking part. There's a huge range of artists – in the visual realm, musicians and writers – all the center of an art walk, gallery receptions, photo exhibits, shows and a “So You Think You Can Paint” event.
"The Quick Draw" is always a festival highlight, found at the Surfsand Resort. This fascinating event kicks off the weekend of activities on Friday, November 5 as artists create their own individual "masterpieces" from raw materials - in one hour. Pieces will then be auctioned. Some photos will be auctioned as well. It is a ticketed event and always sells out quickly.
Famed Oregon songwriters Bruce Smith and Jon Koonce perform at the Coaster Theater on Saturday night, and there will be an open mic at the Sea Ranch Resort’s brand new events hall.
More of the event schedule is at www.cannonbeach.org.
Two other major highlights of the festival are local band Radio Cowboy and artist Deb Minkler.
Radio Cowboy does a gig at LUSH Wine Bar on Saturday, November 6, at 8 p.m.
The Manzanita-based trio features Frogtown recording artists Heather Christie and Philip Pelletier, along with San Francisco-based musician David Miottel. They combine an intriguing mix of styles into a moody kind of Americana, with inspirations from varied artists like Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Gillian Welch, Counting Crows, Emmy Lou Harris, Mark Knopfler and Dead Can Dance. Haunting melodies are layered over a gutsy groove.
LUSH Wine Bar. 1235 S. Hemlock. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-8500.
The Inn at Cannon Beach will showcase Deb Minkler for the Stormy Weather Arts Festival on all three days, featuring an artist reception on November 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with wines by The Pines Winery out of Hood River.
Portland artist Deb Minkler has been creating art from the start. Drawing and painting her way through school and life, she makes her living as a graphic designer, illustrator, and fine artist in Portland. This will be her first time participating in Cannon Beach’s Stormy Weather Arts Festival and her second show at the Inn. Deb will be sharing a new collection of her colorful and very stylized landscape paintings.
See her works at www.debminklerart.com.
Inn at Cannon Beach is on Hemlock in the Tolovana area. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 800-321-6304. www.atcannonbeach.com.
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