Plumas Arts cultivating culture & community

Plumas Arts is pleased to host the 44th annual



August 3rd and 4th 2013
upon the Collins Pine Lawn on Highway 36, in Chester

Bolivian-born artist Oscar Reynolds performs

The 44th annual Almanor Art Show takes place August 3rd & 4th on the beautiful Collins Pine Lawn right on highway 36 in Chester. Ongoing since 1969, this is Plumas County's most tenured art show, providing one of the best collections and exhibitions of visual arts and fine crafts in several counties. More than 80 artists will 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 and the surroundings of Lake Almanor in Chester offers a beautiful setting to enjoy and explore that fine art. Food vendors will provide a tasty food options —or you can arrange a lunch at one of Chester's eating establishments as part of your day's outing. And, as if it could get any better, there will be wonderful music provided for you listening pleasure under the shade of centuries old trees. Bolivian musician Oscar Reynolds will perform on pan flute and guitar on Saturday between noon and 5pm and on Sunday from noon to 4pm.
Charlotte Certain

Many artists return to this location year after year from all around the Western US. Organizers also appreciate that each year brings new talented artists to the fold. Painters and photographers are a featured part of the show. You will also find unique and wonderful pottery, woodwork, fabric arts, jewelry, metal work and even furniture, Purchasing a piece of original art is less costly than you might imagine. Plus in these economic times nothing makes more sense than supporting the artisans that still put it all on the line to create something original and hand crafted.

The Almanor Art Show, August 3rd & 4th on the Collins Pine Lawn, Hwy 36 in Chester host more than 80 artists. Charlotte Certain showed her dynamic pottery in 2012.

Show hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturday the 3rd and 10am to 4pm on Sunday the 4th. Admission to the event is free so that you can save your pocketbooks to support the vendors.

Spend several hours leisurely enjoying an idyllic moment at a lovely event. Check out the art. Have lunch. Listen to music. Then go back for that art purchase that will still be tugging at your memory. Then head on back to your place on the lawn for more music. How could you find a better way to spend a Summer afternoon?

Plumas Arts has coordinated the Almanor Arts Show since 1983. Event proceeds support art education and cultural programs in the Almanor Basin as well as the rest of Plumas County.

For more information on this event, contact Plumas Arts at (530) 283-3402 or email


You will find art galore in an idyllic setting at the 43rd annual Almanor Arts Show. The event is sponsored by Plumas Arts.

Saporta Leather
Holly Gonnella Ceramic Pendants
A diversity of jewelry artists will be part of the Almanor Art Show. These ceramic pendants are created by Holly Gonella.
Don Gilmer Clock
Pam Saporta's extraordinary handcrafted leather bags with beaded accents has been a long-time favorite at the
Almanor Art Show.
Plan to make time for a visit to the Almanor Art Show. One of the many hundreds of works of art will be the clocks made of recycled materials by Don Gilmer.