Nov 4 - Nov 11, 2023


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365



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2023 Nye Beach Banner Auction

VAC in-person banner viewing:
November 4 – 11

Online auction:
Previews available November 1st
Bidding begins November 4th at 1pm
Bidding closes November 11th at 4pm

A kick-off party will take place on Saturday, November 4th from 12pm – 5pm on the 2nd floor of the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC). The event will feature refreshments and live music by Ronnie Pirrello.


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Funds raised from the Nye Beach Banner Auction help to make arts activities, camps, workshops, and scholarships available to area youth.

Now in its 15th 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 2023 auction will begin with an in-person kick-off party on Saturday, November 4, from 12pm-5pm at Newport Visual Arts Center in Nye Beach. On the closing day, November 11th, join us from 1pm-4pm for a Family Art Project!

These stunning banners begin as drop cloths that are cut, sewn, and primed with leftover house paint, then painted by the artists (who donate their time and talents). They’re then clear-coated, grommeted, and hung in the Nye Beach neighborhood. All of this is done by volunteers, with Veronica Lundell – the project founder and organizer – keeping the project going.

While most of the artists reside in the Lincoln County Area, this is the fourth year that banners have been exchanged between Newport and its Sister City in Mombetsu, Japan. This year four banners from local artists were sent to Mombetsu, and five banners from Mombetsu artists were shipped back to Newport. Those banners will be offered as part of the auction, along with the others.

Newport Visual Arts Center

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