The tiny villages of Netarts and Oceanside have long been a draw for artists.
These artists can often be seen painting plein-air, sketching, and photographing the beauty that is spread out before them, while others might find their inspiration walking along the shore or up the surrounding hills.

In addition to serving as a muse, Netarts and Oceanside are host to local events that display and honor its cadre of creatives. The upcoming annual Labor Day weekend Art Show at the Oceanside Community Club (and its sister show during Memorial Day weekend), have been showcasing local artists for more than two decades.

These popular events become the focal point for visitors and residents alike - many taking home their favorite medium - be it a piece pottery, a sculpture, a painting, a photograph or perhaps some hand-made soap. 

A new art venue has also popped-up just across the street from the Rob Trost Real Estate office in Netarts. Peaceworks is the counseling office of Tam Hulburt. Tam and her husband Clyde Zeller, both artists in their own right, host an art show once a month throughout the summer in the space known as the Peaceworks Art Annex. This intimate space fills up with local art and artists for the day and usually includes a live musical soundtrack courtesy of Oceanside musician and painter Eric Sappington on guitar and harmonica. Admission, delicious snacks and good conversation are all free of charge.

Come and see for yourself and support local artists who are inspired by this beautiful slice of the Oregon coast.You might just find that your inspiration lives here as well - and maybe you could too!


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