The Cannon Beach Academy has a fun night planned on June 15 with all proceeds benefiting the school.
According to school director Amy Fredrickson, they are hosting a fundraiser Saturday June 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the school. Featured will be showcase art pieces from the community and two special pieces created by the students.
“Last October, our students did some art pieces with the help of the Haystack Rock Awareness Program using sterilized trash from the beach,” she said. “We made two almost reminiscent of stained glass pieces out of old windows and trash.”
Mrs. Hull’s class along with Mrs. Jay’s class made the pieces, which were displayed around town.
“People saw the art and suggested we sell the pieces,” Fredrickson said. “This all started back during the Stormy Weather Arts Festival.”
From there the event got momentum. Other artists and jewelry makers started donating their pieces of art to add to the event. Fredrickson said different businesses and art galleries around town took their turn on displaying the two pieces produced by the academy students.
“We also have a Bill Steidel-signed 1969 Sandcastle poster up for auction,” she added.
This is the first year this type of a fundraiser was put together, but Fredrickson says she hopes it will only grow from here.
“The cool thing is it involved our students, the community, outreach through an organization, art and it’s good for our school,” Fredrickson added.
The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for those 17 or younger. For your $25, you get entrance to the event, dinner and beverages and you will enjoy music by local band, Adams and Costello.