The annual Wild & Scenic Festival set for Sept. 15

Plumas Arts is excited to announce the 14th Annual SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Quincy Sept. 15. “This year will be a hybrid event with a virtual option online and an in-person option at the Town Hall Theatre,” says Jennifer Ready, events coordinator.

Plumas Arts will be showing 12 films from this year’s virtual Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival based in Nevada City, CA.  The show starts at 6:30 p.m. and will run approximately 2 hours.

“This is the perfect opportunity to get the family together and enjoy the festival in the comfort of your home, or head out with a friend and watch some inspiring films at the Town Hall Theatre. Either way will be an impactful time and is great support for your local arts commission. We hope you can attend and we look forward to seeing you there.”

In-person tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, with virtual being $10 per person and both are available for purchase at The “lobby” for both virtual and in person will open at 6 p.m. and films start at 6:30 p.m. sharp. If you have any questions, please contact Plumas Arts at 530-283-3402.


Masks will be required at the in-person event, and Plumas Arts also has information on its website about other covid precautions that will be taken. Seating is limited for the in-person option, so be sure to get your tickets in advance. More information on all aspects of the festival can be found at

Plumas Arts would like to thank its local sponsors for supporting the event- Feather River Land Trust, Friends of Plumas Wilderness, Feather River Outdoors, Plumas Corporation, Pachuca Productions, Taco Fly Co., and Feather River College- both Student Services and the Environmental Studies Program.

Quintopia brewing Co. is generously donating beer that they will be pouring at the in-person event! A few “friends” are also sponsoring the fest, Pete and Julie Hochrein, Amy Bennett, and Diane and Van Bowman. Thank you to all these generous local sponsors!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The 5-day event features over 150 award-winning films and welcomes over 100 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement. The home festival kicks-off the international tour to communities around the globe, allowing SYRCL to share their success as an environmental group with other organizations.

Have you seen this year’s flyer? The beautiful art is done by Stephanie Littlebird Fogel. Stephanie is an indigenous artist, writer, and maker hailing from Portland, Oregon. Drawing connections between our collective past and imminent future, Fogel mixes her own tribal traditions with contemporary materials and subject matter. This original piece was commissioned for the festival with the theme of “Resilient by Nature” in mind, as that is the theme of the festival this year.