Wearable art is celebrated in Ocean Shores at a remarkable fashion show. Artists of all media types create functional and not-so-functional pieces of spectacular styles. Creations come to life in one magical evening of music, dance and wearable art. Wearable art is described as individually designed pieces of (usually) handmade clothing created as fine or expressive art. The theme for this year’s event is FlashBack. Therefore, artists are required to create a piece inspired by something in your past or someone else’s past. Perhaps it’s something “flashy” or based on a historical design. Maybe even part of Ocean Shores’ history! Don’t miss the action this year, download an entry form, design and make your piece and then show it off on the runway! Find out more here. Start creating. And, book your stay at The Polynesian Resort.
Whether you’re in boots or barefoot, the sandy beach at Ocean Shores is perfect for digging clams (seasonal/low tide), searching for treasure, or watching a storm roll in to shore. Fly a kite, go for a seaside run, or gaze at a night sky brimming with stars it’s all yours just outside the Polynesian Resort.
Across the Harbor
At the North Jetty, just south of the Polynesian Resort, you can take in views of the shipping channel and historic Westport across the bay, featuring one of the west coast’s tallest lighthouses!
Deep-sea, surf, and freshwater fishing are all close at hand. For freshwater fishing, try Duck Lake or any of the inland canals’ 23 miles of fresh water, navigable, interconnected waterways.
Surf fishing is best near the North Jetty or at Damon Point State Park (near the marina). Waters off the State Park are also the best places to go crabbing.
Catch a charter boat in Westport for deep-sea fishing adventures if you’re after salmon, tuna, halibut, or other bottom fish. (seasonal)
Natural Beauty and Wildlife
There’s nothing like fresh air, exercise, and exploration amid the natural beauty and wildlife surrounding Ocean Shores. A few miles north, the Lake Quinault Valley is home to many nationally recognized giant trees. This unique ecosystem has more than 15 maintained trails and uncountable vistas at every turn.
East of Lake Quinault, explore the 11,961-acre Colonel Bob Wilderness area and wonder under an evergreen canopy, surrounded by ferns, moss and lichens.
For the Birds
Ocean Shores is one of the premier bird watching sites in the Northwest. From waterfowl to migratory birds, predators to prey, you’ll marvel at the action and diversity. Be sure to visit Damon Point (also known as Protection Island) for a chance to see the Snow Plover, Peregrine Falcon, and Brown Pelican.
It’s all here… just steps away from the Polynesian Resort!
The deadline to submit work for the annual Fine Arts, Photography & Electronic Media Show is Monday, April 20 for the event scheduled for April 24-26 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.
Hand-delivered work accepted at the Ocean Shores Convention Center on both Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Monday (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
“Many of our guests love to attend the event, and as artists, are inspired by the natural beauty of the area,” according to Tate Johnson, general manager of The Polynesian Resort, in Ocean Shores.
The show begins on Friday April 24, with a special artist reception Friday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. The theme will be “Beach Time,” and artists will be on hand to perform a “Quick Draw” at 7pm, creating finished pieces that will be up for bid that evening.
The Associated Arts of Ocean Shores will split the proceeds, raising funds to support the Outreach High School Scholarship for 2015 and the purchase of art supplies for North Beach High School Art Program.
If you’d like to attend and have a chance to meet many of the award-winning fine art, photography, electronic media and 3D artists, contact Chris Chappon by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (360) 289-5655.