2022 Nye Beach Banner Auction
Virtual Auction – Bidding from Noon 11/5 – 4pm 11/13
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Now in its 14th year, the Nye Beach Banner Project celebrates Nye Beach as the ‘Art Heart’ of Newport, beautifies the coastal neighborhood, and highlights the creative talents of community artists. It also raises funds for Youth Art programs, sponsored by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.
The 2022 auction will be a multi-day, multi-platform event, starting with an in-person kick-off party on Saturday, November 5, from Noon to 5PM at Newport’s Visual Arts Center in Nye Beach. Online Bidding will be open until 4PM November 13, 2022.
The Banner Project is a program of the Nye Beach Merchants Association. The Association provides the banners for the artists, who donate their time and talents. They are encouraged to depict some element of Nye Beach -music, dance, acting, writing, art, architectural elements, natural elements- on one side; and a quote on the other side that is thought-provoking or smile-inducing, or simply ‘Nye Beach’.
Artists are also welcome to create a banner based on an additional theme – Solidarity with Ukraine.
Eight banners are part of the third year of banner exchanges with Newport’s Sister City, Mombetsu, Japan. The Banner Art Project helps to grow the connection between cities by trading four Newport banners for four Mombetsu banners. Look for them as you walk through Nye Beach.