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Details are falling into place for a new incarnation of the Courthouse Lawn Art Show on June 29 and 30 in Quincy.
“Plumas Arts has been working with the Quincy Merchants Group and chamber of commerce to breathe new life into this once long-standing event,” said Plumas Arts Director Roxanne Valladao, “wrapping it up new and pretty in high quality art and local music. It is also designed to infuse our local economy with some much-needed economic impact.”
Three dozen artisan crafters and fine artists will come from near and far to set up booths on the lawn for the two-day show. A teaser of the wide array of work includes fine art watercolor landscape and wildlife paintings and prints, historic photographs, wooden constructions from cutting boards to yard art to custom furniture, jewelry running the gamut from precious metals to beaded to fanciful reconstructions of recycled curiosities, sculpture and pottery, stained glass, wire whirligigs, toys and handmade fabric creations of hats, bags, purses, clothing, accessories and woven rugs.
Shops, restaurants and eateries from Carey’s Candy Co., Forest Stationers and Alley Cat to Patti’s Thunder and Courthouse Cafe right on down the street to La Casa Bella, Quincy Natural Foods and American Valley Baking will extend their business hours to add to the festivities of the weekend. Many will offer sidewalk sales, in-store specials and debut new product lines. A schedule of participating businesses and hours of operation for the weekend will be available at the Plumas Arts booth on the lawn and in the Capitol Arts Gallery across the street.
Music performances and children’s art and music activities will offer free entertainment during the afternoon hours in the Dame Shirley Park. Benny, Penny and Dude, Holly Sternberg and Chris Retallack, Andrew Ohren and others will provide a sampling of the many and diverse talented Plumas County musicians.
“Bring a folding chair and spend some time listening while you debate a fine art purchase across the street,” said Valladao. A full music and activity schedule will also be provided in next week’s Feather Publishing papers.
One block away on Lawrence St, Village Antiques is sponsoring the 2nd annual Village Marketplace, an Antique and Collectible Fair scheduled for Saturday, June 29th.
Organizers invite locals and visitors alike to explore Quincy — the only West Coast burg to be voted one of the top 10 coolest small towns in America by Budget Travel — in the new light of a beautiful summertime weekend.
For more information check the plumasarts.org website and next week’s paper or call Plumas Arts at (530)283-3402.
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