Stormy Weather

"November Skies Over Haystack Rock" by featured artist Hazel Skaling Schlesinger 

The Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce discussed the Stormy Weather Arts Festival with local art galleries during a virtual breakfast meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13. This year’s focus is health and safety during COVID-19.

The festival will be held Nov. 6-8. For 33 years, it has been one of Cannon Beach’s most popular events.

Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Paino said given the COVID-19 world we live in, they had several meetings about what the festival would look like.

“This will be the first event in Cannon Beach out of the gate that’s going to be a major event for our community,” Paino said. “It typically draws a lot of people.”

Several people from participating galleries talked about what they are planning to do for the festival. Bronze Coast Gallery Managing Director Joe Clayton said for Stormy Weather this year, the musical events would not be held like they have in the past.

“To try to keep the energy in the festival going, there are several locations around town where we can still have music and have that be done through social distancing as well,” Clayton said. “There will be some outside energy to this event.”

The chamber has made sure COVID-19 requirements are being met. Clayton said clients would contact the gallery directly to make appointments. The gallery will be open Nov. 6 by appointment. They will have two artists on Nov. 7 and another artist on Nov. 8.

Clayton said he feels the gallery staff will be able to politely shut the door if they meet occupancy and would ask people to come back.

Icefire Glassworks owner Jim Kingwell said the gallery has one guest artist coming for the festival. They will be weather-dependent on whether they can set up appointments to meet with artist Mark Gordon.

Carol Hull, of Jeffrey Hull Gallery, said the gallery will not being doing appointments with artists. They have an entrance and exit for the gallery. Hours will be extended 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

2020 Schedule Includes, but Not Limited To:

Gallery Showings

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

A weekend full of art gallery events and guest artists throughout town.

For the full list of galleries and their event details visit

Music Around Town

Saturday, Nov. 7

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Locations: The Landing, Sandpiper Square, Coaster Theatre Courtyard, Ecola Square

Check the Chamber website for the latest updates on additional weekend events.


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