A weekend full of art events, musical performances, artist demonstrations and gallery receptions November 4-6 will feature a Friday night performance featuring award-winning artist Ellen Whyte. One of Cannon Beach’s most popular events, the Stormy Weather Arts Festival will also include the Stormy Weather Fashion Show and the Art in Action Dinner and Auction. Throughout the weekend, the town’s galleries will present special events showcasing the artists they represent, with many of the artists on hand to present their latest works, conduct demonstrations or discuss their work.
The festival kicks off with a Friday night spotlight concert in the intimate 200-seat Coaster Theatre that will showcase Grammy-nominated singer songwriter Ellen Whyte and her five-piece band. In addition to Grammy nominations, Whyte has garnered several awards from the Cascade Blues Association including an induction into their Hall of Fame for Best Contemporary Blues Band in 2002, Best Female Vocalist in 2000 and Best Self-Produced CD in the Pacific Northwest for 2009’s “Four Way Stop.”
Saturday’s events happen against a backdrop of live music with performances throughout the town during the day. The morning Stormy Weather Fashion Show will feature fashions from local designers and shops. At the evening’s Art in Action dinner and auction, professional artists will demonstrate their techniques and create works of art available for purchase during the event’s banquet and silent auction.
Cannon Beach is home to over a dozen art galleries and has been named one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America” by author John Villani in his book by the same title. Many of the gallery’s most successful national and regional artists, as well as prominent local artists, will be showcased during the festival.
For more information about the Stormy Weather Arts Festival, contact the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce by calling (503) 436-2623 or visiting the website at www.cannonbeach.org.