10th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival. Cannon Beach has been named “One of the Best Art Towns in America,” as well as “One of the Most Beautiful Places in the World” by National Geographic. So what more could you ask for if you’re a plein air artist? The event celebrates plein air and features 30 artists creating art on location in town and on the beach. Sat 2-4pm, artists come together in an “Artists’ Swarm” in the center of town. It includes live music, and the annual raku firing on the beach Sat evening. Artists work in oil, pastels, watercolor, bronze sculpture, stone carving, metal working, jewelry, ceramics and glass. 6 workshops are offered the week leading up to the festival. See website for hours.
The Cannon Beach Gallery Group produces two art festivals that encompass the entire town, focusing on the 11 galleries. Spring Unveiling (May) brings dozen of artists to town who are showing their latest work. The event also includes music and gallery receptions. Plein Air & More (June) features artists working in a variety of media in town and on the beach. Event also includes music and receptions.