News Release 12-090
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Tina Dinzl-Pederson, (360) 387-3342 Christina.Dinzl-Pederson@parks.wa.gov
Hilary Schult, (360) 902-8604 Hilary.Schult@parks.wa.gov
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388
Artists welcome to the first annual Cama BEACH ART Festival at Cama Beach State Park
Sept. 11, 2012 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to a beach art festival at Cama Beach State Park along Saratoga Passage.
The Cama BEACH ART Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15 near the historic store at Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S.W. Camano Drive on Camano Island. In the spirit of environmental awareness and art, participants may create drawings or sculptures using inanimate objects found along the beach. Each individual or participating team will receive a 25-foot-long piece of rope to define their work space on the beach. Artists have three hours to gather shells, rocks and driftwood as art materials and construct their pieces within their section of rope. After the festival, the rope canvases will be removed and the high tide will wash away festival artwork and materials. Artwork materials must remain on the beach during and after the festival. Registration is required the day of the event and is free. Teams may include up to five individuals. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the festival.
One free festival t-shirt per team is provided for customization at the event. A limited supply of event t-shirts are available for purchase at $5 a shirt.
Photos of festival artwork will be displayed on the Cama Beach Foundation website at www.camabeachfoundation.org and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Cama-Beach-Foundation/124599764243123?v=wall after the festival.
The festival is presented by the Cama Beach Foundation and Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The Cama Beach Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds and in-kind donations to support and develop educational programs and activities for visitors at Camano Island and Cama Beach state parks. For more information about the Cama Beach Foundation, visit www.camabeachfoundation.org.
Cama Beach State Park is a 433-acre historic fishing resort with more than 6,000 feet of rocky beach. The park provides sweeping views of Saratoga Passage, Whidbey Island and the Olympic Mountain Range. The area now known as Cama Beach State Park was used for centuries by Native Americans for fishing and hunting. It was later developed into a fishing resort, popular with families for more than 50 years, before becoming a state park in 1994 through a combination of property donation and sale.
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The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 99-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.
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