Stormy Weather

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

For 33 years, the Stormy Weather Arts Festival on the first weekend in November has been one of Cannon Beach’s most popular events. You can immerse yourself in the creative culture that has long been a part of this community recognized as one of the 100 best art towns in America. The weekend offers musical performances and gallery events with the opportunity to meet renowned artists, see their latest works or watch them demonstrate their techniques.

Enjoy a variety of COVID safe gatherings and artist demonstrations and catch free live musical performances with regional musicians at outdoor venues throughout the town.

Cannon Beach is home to over a dozen art galleries. Many of their most successful national and regional artists, as well as prominent local artists, will be showcased during the festival.

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.

Thank you to sponsors Bronze Coast Gallery, Jeffrey Hull Gallery and The Wine Shack.

Featured Festival Artist: Hazel Skaling Schlesinger

“I am a native of Cannon Beach area and had the good fortune of growing up in this magical spot… I spent many wonderful years teaching at the Cannon Beach Elementary School.

“November Skies Over Haystack Rock” was done en Plein Air from one of my favorite coastal views. I sat my easel up just a mere foothold away from Hwy 101 bracing myself against the downdraft of several log trucks and resisted the temptation to pack up and get to a safer perch. Often while Plein Air painting the perfect scene is not the most convenient for the painter, but challenge taken is most always rewarded. I have painted on location several times because of the sweeping panoramic view offered to those who stop and take it in.

Original artwork on display at Northwest By Northwest Gallery 232 North Spruce St. in Cannon Beach.”

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For the full list of galleries and their event details visit

In an effort to continue the Stormy Weather Arts Festival and respect the safety and well-being of all our attendees every measure is being made to have a COVID safe event.


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