Karin Malzan Phifer’s color pencil art, ‘Underwater Playdate,’ introduces a greatly expanded Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival

Karin Malzan Phifer’s color pencil art, ‘Underwater Playdate,’ introduces a greatly expanded Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival

Coast Calendar: New poster highlights updated Clam Fest

  • Tue Jan 29th, 2019 3:30pm
  • Life

With its name updated as the Ocean Shores Razor Clam & Seafood Festival — and five major sponsors announced — the annual March shellfish and coastal culinary celebration now features new colorful poster art.

Presented by the Quinault Beach Resort Casino and produced by the Ocean Shores/North Beach Chamber of Commerce, this year’s festival will take place at the Ocean Shores Convention Center March 16-17.

A news release announcing some of the changes included the collaboration with Associated Arts of Ocean Shores (AAOS) to select Karin Malzan Phifer as the poster artist for the 2019 festival. “Karin’s whimsical and delightful color pencil art, ‘Underwater Playdate,’ introduces a greatly expanded Razor Clam Festival,” the release said.

In 2013, Karin and her husband, driftwood sculptor Stephen Phifer, moved from Arizona to Washington state, where they opened Sandphifer Gallery in 2016 in Pacific Beach.

The sponsors listed this year include Quinault Beach Resort & Casino as the presenting sponsors, and gold sponsors including Bennett’s Seafood Shack, Oyhut Bay, The Daily World, and The Weed Shack.

“The Clam Festival is the celebration of our local life, culture, and foods, the relaxed pace of life at the beach, and our Razor Clam digs,” the news release said. “… The festival is growing and expanding this year — take a look and come on down to the beach.”

There are clam digs tentatively scheduled for both days, and the festival will be open until 8 p.m. Saturday, with closing at 3 p.m. on Sunday just before a low tide expected about 4 p.m. (check tide tables for details).

For more information online, visit www.osrazorclamfestival.org; E-mail info@osrazorclamfestival.org, or call (360) 289-2451.

Renewed Antique Show’s

‘Peek and Purchase’

Ocean Shores Renewed Antique Show returns Feb. 16-17 to the Convention Center with a “Peek and Purchase” premier social event kicking things off on Friday, Feb. 15. “Enjoy shopping at the vendor booths before the big crowds arrive while enjoying an adult beverage and some nibbles. There will be live music with Sunni and KC of Unexpected Soul. Your ticket will allow you to come and go as you please during the weekend with no admission costs,” a news release said.

The show opens to the public on Saturday Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Show features include a vintage accessories show at 1 p.m. on Saturday on the main stage.

The event showcases more than 50 different vendors with a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, upcycled, and repurposed items.

Admission to the show is $3 or $2 with a non-perishable food donation for the Ocean Shores Food Bank.