Plumas Arts cordially invites you to the 50th anniversary of the best summer art show that the area has to offer, taking place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4, on the spacious, cool and glorious green Collins Pine Lawn in Chester. Show hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Plumas Arts is pleased to showcase more vendors than in recent years for the highest quality collections of artwork that they have seen in many years. Painters, printmakers and photographers are a featured part of the show. You will also find unique and wonderful pottery, woodwork, fabric arts, jewelry, metal work, furniture and even artisan foods. Items fall in a full range of price ranges and the purchase of a unique artisan-made item supports the work of the creative people to put it all on the line to create something original and hand crafted.
In addition to a grand collection of art for all tastes, the show offers food by Serranos and Fiesta Fresh, Kettle Corn and a Saturday Fruit Stand with breads, cookies and jam. There will also be music both afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m.
This year music will be provided by Hank and Shaidri Alrich, a dad and daughter duo musical team born at home and nurtured on a steady diet of musical roots crops since Shaidri was a child. They pull from the traditional legacy of their historical predecessors, and their own original work, plus a great reservoir of contemporary writers’ material to create a special version of acoustic American string band music, one that appeals to many listeners, regardless of age or general musical preferences.
Lovely acoustic instrumental work supports inspired singing, with that “blood harmony” blend that attends familial singing voices. Shaidri alternates between guitar and fiddle, and Hank switches off on guitar, mandolin and five-string banjo. As Hank says, “We can play for a minute or a mile.” They have enjoyed applause and acclaim for years, across venues in the West ranging from living rooms to concert halls and festival stages.
For the Almanor Art Show Hank and Shaidri aim to stretch their musical limbs by digging into great chunks of their repertoire. Local and regional fans will have ample opportunity to catch a set, or more.
They are the real deal with no frills attached: great songs, tasteful down-home arrangements, and warm harmonies, all delivered with sincerity, heart and soul.
Plumas Arts is also pleased to welcome our neighboring Lassen County Arts Council to the Almanor Art Show. The LCAC will have a booth displaying artwork — sketches to sculptures form their artist members and will be providing information about exciting new developments for their local arts agency.