Coast Weekend – Photo Contest

IMAG0461If you are like me when you make a trip to the Oregon Coast you take a ton of pictures.  Did you know that Coast Weekend has an annual photo contest and they are currently accepting submissions for 2015?   You need to hurry though because the submission deadline is December 13th at 11:59 pm.  They will accept all subjects and are welcoming all expertise levels from photographers that reside in Washington or Oregon state.  You can submit print or digital media, and it can be traditional image or artistically enhanced.   There will be gift card/certificate prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as People’s Choice.   You can find submission guidelines and contest rules at the contest website.  Submit those entries and let us know that you did so those of us that are part of Lincoln City Beach Retreats can vote during the voting period (December 14th – 20th).    Good Luck to all!

Lincoln City Chalk Art Challenge – July 11

chalkitupIf you happen to be in Lincoln City on July 11th you should plan to stop at the Lincoln City Cultural Center (just north of the D river and south of 6th) for the Chalk Art Competition.   This is the second time this event has been held in what appears to be a new annual event for the city.

All skill levels (children, families and accomplished artists) are invited to attend.   The day starts with a free workshop from a professional chalk art instructor from 9 to 11 and then everyone is invited to create their masterpieces from 11 to 3.   The competition is broken into categories for the awards and prizes.

If you are not wanting to be a chalk artist there will be booths setup on the lawn that will sell food and drink.  Stop by and take a look at what these artists are doing…

There’s always something fun going on in Lincoln City or the surrounding area.   Perhaps you should consider visiting… Lincoln City Beach Retreats can offer you accommodations…check us out!

Finders Keepers – Special Glass Float Drop – Spring Break

Lincoln City has finders-keepers-01been placing glass floats on the beaches since 1999. What started as an idea to welcome the millennium has turned into an annual event that runs from October until May. Each year the promotion places the same number of floats as represented by the year. 2014/2015 will have 2014 hand crafted, signed and numbered, floats placed on the 7 and 1/2 miles of Lincoln City beach from Road’s End down to Cutler City. If you happen to find one you get to keep it. (I am still hopeful that some day I will find one of these gorgeous pieces of art.)  Remember the floats are hidden/placed above the tide line and below the embankment and will not be placed in “cliff” areas.

For Spring Break – March 21-29th – There is going to be a Special Drop of Glass Floats and art pieces (including glass starfish, sand dollars and crabs). 300 pieces will be placed during this time making it a great time to do some beach combing. And of course if you don’t happen to find one there are many art galleries in the city that have floats available for purchase or you can create one of your own. [For those with a late spring break April 11-12th there will also be a drop of about 100 glass art pieces.]