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

  • 10th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival

    June 22nd, 2018 to June 24th, 2018

    Cannon Beach has been named “One of the Most Beautiful Places in the World” by National Geographic and “One of the 100 Best Art Towns in America.” So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that this spectacular natural beauty has beckoned artists from around the world to capture it “en plein air” or “in the open air.” In celebration of this challenging artistic style, the Cannon Beach Gallery Group is presenting their 10th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival. Scheduled for June 22-24, the event will feature more than 30 artists represented by Cannon Beach’s art galleries.

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  • Festival of Art in Stout Park 2018

    August 4th, 2018 to August 5th, 2018

    This free event includes live music, food & drink, and children’s activities. This event, now in its 6th year, has something for everyone in a vibrant harbor town that also offers easy access to beaches, hiking, and fishing.

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