Thousands of glass art treasures will be hidden at the coast

Thousands of glass art treasures will be hidden at the coast
Photo by Bob Gibson (courtesy of the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau).

This is a press release courtesy of the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau

On the Central Oregon Coast from September 7, 2013, to May 26, 2014, more than 3,000 pieces of glass art will be placed on the beach in Lincoln City for lucky beachcombers to find and keep.  Among the treasures are glass crabs and sand dollars, modern glass floats and antique Japanese glass fishing floats.

Although the precious finds are set out daily, during this 15th Anniversary of Finders Keepers, on 12 occasions (see attached schedule), Float Fairies will leave behind large quantities to make your chances better.  The signed, numbered, and handcrafted glass floats will be hidden along the 7½ miles of public beaches of Lincoln City.  When the floats are found, they become collector’s items.  Bring your discovered treasure to the Visitors’ Center at 540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City to receive your certificate of authenticity and a biographical sketch of the artist who created the glass float.  If you are unable to walk on the beach, stop by and fill out a slip to enter to win a glass float.

Finders Keepers is an annual promotion, featuring hand-crafted glass floats being placed along the public beaches in Lincoln City, from the Roads End area to the Cutler City area. You find it, you keep it!  The project began in 1997, when a local artist first thought of glass floats as an intriguing way to launch the new millennium. Lincoln City sponsored the project, hosting the inaugural season in 1999-2000. Tourists continue to come from around the country to search for their own brilliantly-colored, signed and numbered glass float.