Almanor area provides setting for art show this weekend
|Mike Carey brings both originals and prints of his exquisitely executed wildlife art to the Almanor Art Show. Photos courtesy Plumas Arts|
The 45th annual Almanor Art Show takes place this weekend: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3, on the beautiful Collins Pine Lawn right on Highway 36 in Chester. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
“Admission to the event is free so that you can save your pocketbooks to support the vendors,” said Roxanne Valladao, Plumas Arts director.
Ongoing since 1969, this is the oldest exhibition of fine arts and crafts in several counties. Artists from near and far grace the show with their original painting, drawings, photographs, jewelry, pottery, furniture, sculptures, wood, metal, fabric and whimsical art in a full range of prices.
The location on the cool, green Collins Pine lawn amid the surroundings of Lake Almanor in Chester offers a beautiful setting to enjoy and explore. Food vendors will provide several options — Thai, Chinese, Mexican and kettlecorn — and attendees are also encouraged to arrange a lunch at one of Chester’s eating establishments.
As an added attraction from noon to 4 p.m. each day, Ken Cawley & Friends will perform a mix of musical styles under the shade of centuries-old trees: bluegrass to folk, even jazz standards and a few surprises played on dobro, guitar, fiddle and bass.
Plumas Arts has coordinated the Almanor Arts Show since 1983. Event proceeds support art education and cultural programs throughout Plumas County. For more information about this event or Plumas Arts go to the website at plumasarts.org or call the office at 283-3402.