2021 Nye Beach Banner Auction

Virtual Auction – Bidding from 10am 11/6 – 7pm 11/14

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Now in its 13th 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 and the City of Newport.

The 2021 auction will be a multi-day, multi-platform event, starting with an in-person kick-off party on Saturday, November 6, from 1PM to 5PM at Newport’s Visual Arts Center in Nye Beach.  Online Bidding will be open until 7PM November 14, 2021.

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.  This year, with a challenging 2020 behind us, it was “A Tribute or Thank you to our Front Line Workers” and “Looking Towards New Horizons”. These themes are by no means mandatory.  Some artists addressed the 2021 theme while others responded to the COVID pandemic. Many artists included conceptual statements on their banners.

Nine banners are part of the second 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.  This is the second year for banner exchanges.  Look for them as you walk through Nye Beach.