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Pomegranate Products by Pat Hannan of Chico offers a variety of pomegranate sauces, jams and dressings, at the 50th annual Almanor Art Show in Chester, sponsored by Plumas Arts. Photos by Stacy Fisher

Plumas Arts’ 50th anniversary show in Chester

Situated in an idyllic setting on the manicured Collins Pine lawn in Chester, Plumas Arts hosted its 50th annual Almanor Art Show on Aug. 3 and 4.

Patrons had the opportunity to browse a wide assortment of unique one-of-a-kind, artisan- crafted artwork available to purchase in a variety of mediums, including such items as jewelry, pottery, premium soaps and skincare products, original oil paintings, leather goods, framed photographs, birdhouses, quilts, ceramics, metal work and wood sculptures along with numerous gift and decorative objects for the home and garden, plus much more.

The art show, ongoing since 1969, is Northern California’s oldest, most respected and finest juried art and artisan fine arts & crafts fairs in the state, noted Roxanne Valladao, executive director of Plumas Arts headquartered in Quincy.

The event attracts hundreds of art enthusiasts during the two-day event. “It’s one of very few art shows not run by out-of-county promoters,” Valladao added.

The laid-back, family friendly event also offered a variety of food vendors to fill hungry appetites and quench the thirst of attendees with appetizing food and drink options, from Serranos and Fiesta Fresh, to vendors offering Philly cheese steak sandwiches, Indian tacos, barrel-smoked tri-tip and Kettle Corn.

Father and daughter musical team duo Hank and Shaidri Alrich performed original tunes on both days for the crowd, helping to instill a relaxed atmosphere enjoyed by all.

Valladao was the coordinator of this year’s art show. She said Plums Arts always insists that the quality of the art at the Almanor Art Show be as high as possible.

Proceeds from the event support art education and cultural programs throughout Plumas County.

For more questions about how Plumas Arts serves the community and for information regarding upcoming events, call the main office at 283-3402 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; or email [email protected]. You can also visit www.plumasarts.org.

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