Festivals of art and culture are hallmarks of the Oregon coastal arts communities. From the popular Plein Air Festival in Cannon Beach to the Festival of the Arts in Brookings, these events showcase the diversity and range of artists and artisans living on the Oregon coast.

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) website features information about numerous festivals, in keeping with OCCA's service to the vibrant arts communities along the 363 miles of Oregon coastline. Individual festivals are posted as events and can be found in the event calendar. Contact information for calls for entry or proposals can be found by viewing the individual events.

OCCA's Annual Newport Paper Arts Festival

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts hosts the annual Newport Paper Arts Festival (pictured at left), which began in 1996 and uses as its base the Newport Visual Arts Center. For more information about the festival, please contact the Newport Visual Arts Center.


Upcoming Events in Festival

  • 2018 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival

    April 20th, 2018 to April 22nd, 2018

    The Newport Paper & Books Arts Festival is gearing up for its 23rd year as the largest festival of its kind on the West Coast. The 2018 festival will be held April 20-22, with 20 workshops offered by 10 different instructors. The OCCA-presented festival is based at the Newport Visual Arts Center, with workshops held at the VAC as well as other venues in Newport. Email npaf@coastarts.org to receive the updated festival brochure, indicating which workshops are still open.

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  • Spring Unveiling Arts Festival

    May 4th, 2018 to May 6th, 2018

    40 artists will unveil new work during the 18th annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival May 4,5,6 in Cannon Beach, "One of the 100 Best Art Towns in America." Work will include virtually every medium. The weekend will include demonstrations, receptions and live music. Twenty chefs will also participate in "Art from the Chef's Table" featuring special “edible art” menu items based upon art from the galleries, and served only during the weekend.

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