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Arts and Culture       

The arts and artists thrive in Plumas County. Plumas Arts is the county's local arts agency and primary events producer, promoter and information resource for cultural activity.  Working in the spirit of collaboration, a variety of community and private events producers bring a richly diverse program of cultural events to the area.

Visitors will find an impressive quality of work by regional visual, musical and literary artists within the Plumas County Art Gallery, galleries in Chester, Lake Almanor, Quincy, Portola and Graeagle, and in many restaurants, shops and public buildings around the county.  

Plumas Arts galleryPlumas Arts Gallery in The Capitol Arts Gallery

Plumas Arts has brought new life to a downtown Quincy with a loving transformation of the historic (circa 1873) Capitol Saloon. The newly renovated Capitol Arts Gallery now houses the Plumas Arts Gallery.  Stop in to see an impressive showcase of the diverse and talented member artists of Plumas Arts featuring two and three-dimensional fine art and artisan creations in wood, basketry, pottery, jewelry in a variety of price ranges accessible to everyone.



The Town Hall Theatre, located on Main Street in Quincy is a professional performing arts venue while doubling as one of the few single screen theaters left anywhere.  From a regular schedule of feature, classic, foreign and cult films to local dramatic productions or dance recitals as well as visits from world class artists,  the "THT" remains close to the hearts of residents countywide.  The Town Hall also hosts a children's theatre program. 

The West End Theatre, at 541 Main Street in Quincy, is a traditional black box theatre that provides an intimate space for community performances. With its state of the art design, Edie O'Connor and Earl Thompson aspire to advance Quincy community theatre to a new level. The theatre has a flexible performance space with moveable seating that can fit up to 99 audience members and a cutting edge lighting system that provides professional features.

Kinne design studioThe Kinne Design Studio  is located at 818 Quincy Junction road.  The techniques and materials used in Greg's artwork are a result of years of experimentation, research, and practice. He works from sketches, or the inspiration of the moment. The techniques are either adapted from other art techniques or ones that he has developed.


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The life of the artwork requires the vision of the client. When the client sees the artwork as part of their space, the process is complete.

Main Street Artists, located in the historic Clinch building at 436 Main Street in downtown Quincy, is a co-operative featuring the fine work of local artists.  When you step inside the gallery you will find oil paintings, pottery, jewelry, hand crafted wood items, wood furniture and more.  A featured member artist is showcased every two weeks in the main portion of the gallery, and art walks, a favorite of locals and visitors are held four times during the year.                   

Main Street Gallery, Quincy CA

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday  from 11 am to 5 pm.  Visit their website and click on "About the Gallery" on their homepage to find a link that will take you to information about upcoming art and music events.


B&B BooksB & B Booksellers, located at 140 Main Street in Old Town Chester, features the work of regional artists each month in the Back Room Art Gallery inside the store.  Be sure to check out the event and shows calendar on their webpage to learn about upcoming artists receptions, wine walks, music festivals and more! 

The Blue Goose Gallery of Artists at 607 Main St, Chester, offers the work of a local watercolor artist as well as several national artists. It also features hand-crafted log furniture, wood sculptures and soap-stone carvings.

Music and art festivals bring the cultures of the world to the beauty of the mountains as well as highlighting an impressive level of local talent. The High Sierra Music Festival takes place in Quincy at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds over the Fourth of July holiday every summer.
Artist at work
Chester and Graeagle fine art and craft shows are well respected locally and in the Northern California arts scene.  Chester galleries host a 2nd Friday Art Walk April through October, and Quincy galleries host a First Friday Art Walk most months. 

In the spring, you can sample the culinary artistry of local restaurants at the "Taste of Plumas" where you'll find wines, music and an art and food auction.

Quilt shows  held throughout the year in various county locations are a major draw.

In October, the Mountain Harvest Festival in Quincy blends an arts and crafts show with a micro-brew pub tasting and music. 

Bring a picnic and attend a free outdoor summer concert!  Live music is offered in conjunction with a weekly Farmers Market on Thursday evenings in downtown Quincy from early June to mid-September.Portola City Lights celebration

Portola City Lights evening concerts are held on Fridays in Portola City park during July and August.  On Sundays, the public can enjoy summer concerts at the bandshell in Lake Almanor County Club.

Sierra Valley Farms also hosts a farmer's market on Fridays from early June to mid-September that includes cooking and gardening demonstrations. 

The Chester Community Chorus takes the stage for a series of well-loved performances each May and December. 

The Taylorsville Grange, with its legendary bouncin' dance floor, hosts some of the area's most enjoyed dances. 

Words and Music, monthly presentations of poetry and music in local cafes, frequent the calendar with locations in Quincy, Portola and Chester. Mural Come and share your talents at open mike!

Murals highlight  Plumas County heritage in Quincy and Greenville. 

Balls and concerts to benefit local organizations also fill out the area's cultural calendar.

Looking to hire a band?, Find a local artist or venue to see music or rent?, Get art instruction or... ??? Plumas Arts has been building an Artist & Cultural Resources Directory to provide this information and much more. Check it out:
To learn more about the local arts community contact Plumas Arts, (530) 283-3402. 

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