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In response to concerns of downtown closures during the weekend Plumas Arts has decided to increase their weekend hours. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 16 The Plumas Arts Gallery will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. right through until Christmas. These hours will be added to regular gallery and office hours of Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This development has been inspired by a sincere interest in serving the tourist market as well as to expand opportunity for residents. It was made possible by a generous donation of volunteer labor.
The Plumas Arts Gallery is a program of Plumas Arts, the nonprofit local arts agency that manages two businesses in downtown Quincy— the gallery as well as the Town Hall Theatre. This budget conscious organization has weathered more that one financial storm in its 30-year history and to do so has become business savvy and resourceful. Plumas Arts has a diverse palette of programs and projects impressive for a small budget organization and a track record of balancing dedication to services with the realities of doing business.
"Like many other businesses, "explains Gallery Manager, Lori Davis "we have tried to open on weekends before but sales never paid the cost of even a minimum wage staff person. Luckily we have had a very generous offer for volunteer staffing and are planning to give it a try again."
The Plumas Arts Gallery features an impressive array of the work of several dozen local artists in prices ranges to suit every budget. Shows change monthly so there is always something new to see. The gallery also hosts a great selection of jewelry, candles, cards and gift items. Patronizing the galley offers you an opportunity to shop local and support your community’s artists and cultural programs.
The gallery has been open for more than a decade. "We are always pleased with the comments from new visitors where they be tourists or locals who have yet to visit,“ adds Davis. Take the opportunity of the expanded hours to stop in and take a look.
Plumas Arts celebrates 30 years of service to Plumas County in 2011. As a nonprofit arts agency, Plumas Arts has served as the Plumas County representative to the California Arts Council's State-Local Partnership Program since the program's inception in 1981.
The Plumas Arts office is in the Plumas Arts Gallery at 372 Main Street in Quincy which has, for more than a decade, provided an exciting showcase for the fine work of regional artists. For more information contact Plumas Arts today at 283-3402 or visit plumasarts.org.
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