Boasting renowned art festivals and events, an abundance of art galleries, and plenty of talented resident artists, Cannon Beach is undoubtedly an artsy town. Not to mention, the town’s serene beach setting is conducive for aspiring artists to practice their brush strokes en plein air. For these reasons and more, Cannon Beach was included in John Villani’s book, The 100 Best Art Towns in America.
Let’s embark on a walking tour of some of the best art galleries in Cannon Beach, focused on a variety of styles and mediums, from abstract sculpture to landscape painting, and everything in between.
We’ve listed the art galleries in order from north of town traveling south, in case you wanted to create your very own art gallery crawl! Plus, we’ve included a map so you can easily navigate your art-filled tour.
Established in 1971, the White Bird Gallery was one of the first galleries to fully incorporate fine art with fine craft. In fact, the gallery helped develop the thriving art community in Cannon Beach we experience today. You’ll find a little bit of everything at White Bird, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photography, glass, ceramics and jewelry.
Photo Courtesy of Bronze Coast Gallery
For over 25 years, Bronze Coast Gallery has been one of the Oregon Coast’s premier fine art galleries. Specializing in limited edition bronze sculpture, the gallery is focused on providing education in sculpture and the in-depth process of bronze casting. You’ll find a wide variety of sculpture, from classic limited-edition bronze to unique and contemporary artwork. Bronze Coast also spotlights the finest in original painting, featuring the work of more than 40 award-winning regional, national and international artists.
Photo Courtesy of Images of the West by Randall J Hodges
Photography lovers will love this expansive photo-filled gallery. World-renowned nature and landscape photographer Randall J Hodges presents his second gallery called Images of the West, which features his work on limited edition gallery-wrapped canvas, metal and lumachrome HD acrylic prints. You can even pick up his book, Images of the West, calendars, and greeting cards, if you’re a fan of his work but not quite ready to commit to a larger print.
Photo Courtesy of Modern Villa Gallery
Located at The Landing, the Modern Villa is a contemporary art gallery featuring works from 10 artists, including Sarah Goodnough, Josef Kote, Anne Packard, and David Jonathan Marshall. Explore a diverse selection of art styles and mediums, including both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art. The exhibited works at The Modern Villa can be purchased on location, or you may opt for in-home and office previews by appointment.
With three locations, in Cannon Beach, Seaside and Eugene, Oregon Gallery has been a regional source for photography for over 40 years. The gallery showcases the scenic photography by Ron Keebler, including images from the coast to the high desert, and the mountains, rivers, lakes and waterfalls in between. Bring the beauty of the region into your home with a beautiful triptych photograph available in two sizes — 26-by-80 inches and 20-by-64 inches.
Admire a collection of fine art presented in a friendly and unpretentious environment at Northwest by Northwest Gallery. For over three decades, the gallery has been collecting and curating works by the finest Northwest artists, attracting regional and national collectors and clients. Celebrate the beauty and creative spirit of the PNW at this inspiring gallery in the heart of Cannon Beach.
Situated in a cabin-esque building as artistic as the works it holds, Archimedes Gallery is focused on exhibiting emerging and established artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. They create a space that is responsive to the evolution of new contemporary art, while remaining accessible to a diverse public. The contemporary aesthetic of Archimedes ranges from realism to surrealism, with a focus on illustrative work.
Photo Courtesy of Imprint Gallery
One of the newest additions to the Cannon Beach art scene, Imprint Gallery is a beautiful gallery set over two floors in the space adjacent to Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge. On the first floor, explore a variety of paintings, sculpture, and ceramics. The second floor, which is focused on printmaking, is equipped with a studio that hosts educational and interpretive activities throughout the year.
Nestled on the second floor of the lively Sandpiper Square, The Jeffrey Hull Gallery exclusively showcases the work of artist Jeffrey Hull, who began his painting career over 40 years ago as a resident of Cannon Beach. The gallery is filled with his original watercolors, oil paintings, and lithograph prints. Jeffrey is known for his ability to capture the beauty and distinct moods of the places where water joins land. In fact, he is rarely found far from the ocean’s edge, the source of his inspiration.
Photo Courtesy of Thomas Guffey via DragonFire Gallery
DragonFire Gallery is focused on affordable original artwork by Pacific Northwest artists. You’ll find a wide range of mediums at DragonFire, from paint to glass, and ceramic to metal. The common theme throughout this eclectic gallery is the distinctive individuality each artist displays. They are passionate about helping you select a piece to express your individuality through exquisite craftsmanship, artistry and design.
If you appreciate the vibrant arts community in Cannon Beach, you have the Cannon Beach Arts Association to thank! This volunteer-run organization supports the arts and artists in Cannon Beach through a variety of exhibits, education and events. And their retail store showcases local jewelry, prints, pottery, and other work by local artists. They also display a gallery featuring regional and local artists working in fine arts and crafts in nine curated shows each year.
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Shay via Icefire Glassworks
Situated in an artful building with hand-hewn cedar posts and steel brackets, Icefire Glassworks features fine blown glass artwork, including original vases, bowls and sculptural forms. Featured artists include Jim Kingwell, Suzanne Kindland, Michelle Kaptur and Mark Gordon.
Enjoy your local art tour in Cannon Beach. And let us know what art gallery is your favorite!