Folks love to shop at the High Sierra Art & Craft Fair with its colorful array of quality clothing, jewelry, musical instruments and other crafts that our vendors create and gather from all over the globe. We emphasize handcrafted items that are unique and hard to find in conventional shops.
Take a stroll over to the non-profit booths in the Grandstand Meadow. Each of these organizations is committed to addressing compelling social, environmental and community needs. Stop by to meet some nice folks, learn something new, and find out how you can get involved!
Conscious Alliance is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Boulder, CO. Their prime focus is supporting communities in crisis through hunger relief and youth empowerment – locally and nationwide. Conscious Alliance teams up with bands and music festivals across the country to host ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drives and hunger awareness programs. The donations collected benefit local food pantries as well as economically isolated Native American reservations. Conscious Alliance also facilitates empowerment programs for youth in impoverished regions of the country in the form of art workshops as well as nutrition and gardening education. Make sure to swing by the Conscious Alliance booth and donate to this year’s High Sierra Music Festival x ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive for a limited-edition event poster! Donations will benefit the local community by going to Community Assistance Network in Quincy. consciousalliance.org
Join High Sierra Music Festival and Conscious Alliance in the fight to end hunger and empower youth right here in the local Quincy community, and also nationwide! Stop by the Conscious Alliance booth (indicated on the festival map) and donate 20 non-perishable food items or a suggested monetary donation to the HSMF x ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive and receive a commemorative event poster created by one of Conscious Alliance’s very talented artists. A limited number of posters will be available so don’t miss out!
Conscious Alliance always encourages food donations to be low-sodium and health-oriented products. ORGANIC food donations are especially encouraged. Ramen Noodles will NOT be accepted in exchange for the poster.
HeadCount harnesses the power of music to drive social change. Since 2004 it has registered nearly 500,000 Americans to vote, and helped organize massive initiatives to promote civic participation within the live music community. With 15,000 volunteers, street teams in more than 50. cities, and affiliations with over 200 touring musicians, HeadCount ranks as one of the largest music-oriented non-profit organizations in the U.S.
Visit their booth to register to vote, sign up for local election alerts, or take a group photo celebrating the #VoteLocal message. headcount.org
Love Hope Strength is the world’s leading music-inspired cancer foundation working to save lives, one concert at a time. This is accomplished by implementing bone marrow donor drives at concerts, festivals and other events in an attempt to identify life-saving marrow donor matches for cancer patients in need of transplants. To GET ON THE LIST, all it takes is a free, simple cheek swab, corresponding consent form, and that’s it. To date, HSMF has helped LHS register 282 new individuals to the marrow registry so far resulting in TWO potentially-life-saving donor matches being discovered!
The Wharf Rats/Camp Traction are a group of friends and concert-goers who have chosen to live and attend live music events drug- and alcohol-free. Their primary purpose at shows is to be available as a resource to anyone who feels the need for support, strength and fellowship. They do not tell others how to live their lives or attend shows, but rather provide some positive traction in an otherwise slippery environment. To locate them, look for the Yellow Balloons on the map. wharfrat.org
Shabbat Tent is an “oasis of chill”, a place for sharing food, song, conversation and Shabbat celebrations to enhance your Festival experience. We also offer Kabbalistic meditation, cell-phone charging and creative activities. Above all Shabbat Tent is a place to unplug, hydrate and connect with other festival goers and is always open to everyone! Peace and Shalom!
Plumas Arts keeps art and culture a vital part of everyday life in these Sierra Mountains with art workshops in schools, events, gallery art-walks and more. We make a real difference with projects that restore and revitalize historic buildings in Quincy including the Capitol Arts Gallery housing fine art to artisan crafts by regional artists, and Town Hall Theatre — the only movie house within a 70-mile radius that shows feature and art house films and provides a performing arts space. We also recently launched the Plumas Artisan Made branding, marketing and training program for local handmade goods. plumasartisanmade.com and plumasarts.org