The dramatic cliffs and beaches of the Oregon coast are a natural inspiration for creativity. It’s not surprising that so many artists call this area home. Even if their artwork doesn’t take inspiration directly from the landscape, artists find the coastal community’s laid-back atmosphere and slower pace make it a great place to create.
Below we’ve listed some of the Cannon Beach galleries and artist groups. Most are clustered on or near Hemlock street. For a more complete list including individual artist galleries and studios, please visit Cannon-beach.net (click on “Galleries | Art”).
Bronze Coast Gallery
Focused on showcasing and educating the public about bronze cast artwork, this group of over 30 award-winning regional, national and international artists also features fine original paintings, photography and giclee prints. @ 224 N. Hemlock
Cannon Beach Art Gallery / Arts Association
The Cannon Beach Art Gallery is home to the Cannon Beach Arts Association, a community arts organization which “supports, funds, and enhances the arts and artists in the Cannon Beach community through education, events and exhibits.” The Art Gallery has monthly rotating exhibits of fine arts and crafts by local and Pacific Northwest artists. Their inviting open space also has a coffee shop for visitors’ enjoyment. @ 1064 S. Hemlock
DragonFire Studio & Gallery
DragonFire features contemporary original works in paint, fiber, metal and other media. In addition to gallery showings, this group of local, Northwest and national artists conducts two- and three-day workshops. @123 S. Hemlock
With over 75 artists represented, a wide range of media and styles are offered at Haystack Gallery: from traditional to contemporary work rendered in paint, pastels, clay and metal. Exhibits change monthly. @183 N. Hemlock
Icefire shows the work of four contemporary glass artists: James Kingwell, Suzanne Kindland, Michelle Kaptur and Mark Gordon. Stop by to see the magic of a beautiful glass vase blown before your very eyes! @ 116 E. Gower
Modern Villa Gallery
Modern indeed, this gallery features artists whose work reflects a distinctly contemporary flair. There’s a very wide range of styles to see, from photorealistic to colorfully abstract. @ 224 N. Hemlock
Northwest by Northwest Gallery
This gallery focuses on the fine arts and crafts inspired by the spirit and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Artist work includes original ceramics, sculpture, photography, painting and art glass as well as Tlingit and Haida jewelry. @232 N. Spruce
Primary Elements Gallery
The artists of Primary Elements work in every medium, from found materials to paint, wood and glass, creating original paintings, photography, sculpture and fine furniture. @172 N. Hemlock
Tolovana Arts Colony
This non-profit organization is community of artists who share their skills to instruct and inspire others to develop their own creativity. Affordable classes and workshops are offered year-round. @ Tolovana Community Hall ~ 3779 S. Hemlock
White Bird Gallery
A regionally and nationally recognized fine art & craft gallery, White Bird features prints, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, glass work, sculpture and photography by established artists. @ 251 N. Hemlock
While you enjoy your stay at our Cannon Beach, OR accommodations, we recommend you enjoy the richness of Cannon Beach’s local art scene.