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Almanor Art Festival

Almanor Art Festival

July 2, 2019 by: Sharon Roberts

The Almanor Art Show is celebrating its 50th annual art show this year on the first week of August in Chester, CA. This wonderful art show truly shows all the creativity that this beautiful part of the world has to offer. Artists from all over Northern California and Southern Oregon are gathering to show off their labors of love. With over 80 booths showcasing all different kinds of art, 2 days is barely enough.

Hosted by Collins Pine on their gorgeous lawn dotted with large shade trees, this event showcases the beauty in art in a beautiful setting. Wander through the vendors to see intricate oil paintings, delicately crafted jewelry, pottery, homemade household goods, and so much more. With 80+ vendors on site, there will be plenty of stunning pieces to interest everyone.


Both days of this wonderful event, Oscar Reynolds will be providing live music. As a guitarist and master of the Bolivian flute, Reynolds will supply the perfect audio backdrop for a relaxing day. On the lawn, there will be food and drink vendors to sample from Thai, Chinese, Mexican, and Kettle Corn carts. However, if you would like to enjoy a wonderful meal either during or after the event, we suggest heading over to Tantardino’s in Westwood for their amazing pizza pies, and hunger satisfying pastas. 


Plumas Arts, which has coordinated the Almanor Art show since 1983, is working with the proceeds from this event to support art education and cultural programs throughout Plumas County. 


With free admission and ample parking, there's no reason not to attend this lovely show. On Saturday the show opens at 10am and runs till 5pm, and on Sunday the show opens at 10am and runs to 4pm. Enjoy this lovely art show and the lovely late summer weather here at Lake Almanor.


Planning a trip to the Almanor Art Show in Chester? Book a stay at the St. Bernard Lodge, a charming and historic bed & breakfast just minutes from Lake Almanor!







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