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Hank Alrich of Greenville and Shaidri Alrich of Austin, Texas, the talented father daughter musicians, will be playing during the Almanor Art Show. Photo submitted

Beautiful art and music in a lovely setting this weekend in Almanor

Join Plumas Arts this weekend, June 25-26, for the 51st annual Almanor Art Show on the Collins Pine lawn in Chester on Highway 36.  Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 am to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Ongoing since 1969, this is Plumas County’s oldest and one of the best exhibitions of fine arts and crafts in several counties. Artists from near and far grace the show with their original paintings, drawings, photographs, jewelry, furniture, sculptures, wood, metal, fabric and whimsical art in a full range of prices. Many Plumas County artists will also be featured.

This show is unique and a wonderful way to spend the day and find many beautiful items to take home. There will be six fine arts artists and six artists specializing in wood working. Be prepared to see high-quality fine art, great body products, fine leather work and two furniture makers. Spend several hours leisurely enjoying an idyllic moment at a charming event. Check out the art, have lunch, listen to music, and then go back for that art purchase that will still be tugging at your memory and head on back for more music. There is no more pleasant a place to be on a summer afternoon.

Fiesta Fresh food truck will be offering delicious meals, many drinks, shave ice, and other treats. Bakers Choice kettle corn will be popping fresh at the show.

Featured musicians Hank & Shaidri Alrich are a dynamic daughter and dad Americana duo who will play during the entire art show. Their music has proven appealing across genres and generations. Hank & Shaidri draw from a vast reservoir of American traditional music, along with the work of some of our best down-to-earth songwriters, and a plentiful selection of original material. The sum of those parts yields a marvelous range of songs in varying styles, all of which they make their own. Their delivery is natural and unpretentious. 

For this 2022 Almanor Art Show Hank & Shaidri will be supported by Bill Liles from Boise, Idaho, on upright bass. Bill is a fun guy and a fabulous player across many genres. He’s a passionate pro who always brings his best, and his best is truly excellent. Anticipate that Bill and Hank will begin the music with an instrumental set of standards, familiar and timeless favorites from the great American songbook.

 Plumas Arts hopes to see you in Chester for fine art, crafts, music, and food!

Plumas Arts has coordinated the Almanor Arts Show since 1983. Any 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 530-283-3402

Chester resident Paul Braun has been presenting his fine art jewelry at the Almanor Art Show for several decades. He will always provide the story behind each stone, many of which he has collected. Photo submitted
Swanson Designs loves coming to Chester from Idaho for this show and for vacation. This photo is an example of his artistically designed hardwood furniture. Photo submitted
Sherrie Russel Meline of Mt. Shasta, CA has been a professional artist since the mid 1970s. She was chosen to be a part of the federal duck stamp program in 2006 and 2007. Photo submitted
Quincy resident Judy Dailey makes high quality jewelry – wire wrapped, woven, and electro formed. Photo submitted
As a Sporting Dog Artist, Joanne Graham is a dedicated supporter of the California Waterfowl Association, Ducks Unlimited, Canine Companions for Independence, and many other organizations. Her talent and passion for animals is shown in her beautiful work. Photo submitted

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