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Our Sandcastle Committee is planning the return to an “in person” event for 2022!
The Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest has been an event since 1964. Chamber Executive Director, James Paino explained, “The health of our community, volunteers, competitors, and attendees must come first. Rather than a one day, large-crowd event, the virtual contest goes the entire summer so more builders can safely participate.”
Volunteer and Committee Chair Debbie Nelson said “It’s fun to come across a sandcastle while walking on the beach. We have encouraged past teams to come create and build on their own through September 6th. I can’t wait to find the sandcastles and sculptures they build!”
Supporters and collectors can buy 2022 limited edition posters and other merchandise are available online and in-person at our Information Center.
In 2014, the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest was recognized as an Oregon Heritage Tradition by the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, making it one of just 26 events statewide to achieve such a designation. An Oregon Heritage Tradition is an event with broad public appeal, with at least 50 years of continuous operation and that contributes to the identity of the state.
Sandcastle Events Include:
Bonfire, Music & Smores
Friday, June 10th | 7:30pm | Free Admission on beach off of 2nd St.
Saturday, June 11th – building starts at 2pm/Final judging 7pm | Cost TBD
Registration coming soon
Singing Sands Fun Run/Walk
Sunday, June 12th 9am | Cost: TBD
Registration coming soon
Artists Bio: Donald Scott Masterson
Donald Scott Masterson, a multi-medium artist, has called Cannon Beach his home since 2000. Born in Oregon and growing up in Canada, his career has spanned being a graphic designer for a Nashville record label, to an Art Director for Disney and Universal Studios in China. Inspired by the beauty of Cannon Beach from his early childhood while visiting his grandmother, he would wander the local galleries and gather inspiration from artists like Jeﬀrey Hull and Bill Steidel. Now his paintings can be seen in local restaurants and hotels such as The Stephanie Inn and Pelican Brewery, as well as in private collections around the Northwest. When he is not working in his studio at home, Donald spends his days on film sets as a scenic artist and sculptor. He was honored to be asked to create his first Sandcastle Contest Poster back in 2006, and just as excited to create the new poster for the 2022 contest.
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