Art at the Matador

Art at the Matador

Gala Opening, Friday May 12 – 4 pm to 9 pm
Art, Dance & Music Festival, Saturday, May 13 – 11 am to 7 pm

at the Matador Motel, 9th Avenue & The Esplanade, Chico

 List of Exhibitors  |  Live Music Schedule  |  Fire Dancing by the Lumininjas  | Map 

Seventy-five local artists will transform rooms and tents into imaginative galleries. It is a joyous block party, free, and family friendly with live music, art demos, fun for kids, a penny-stamping machine, fire dancing, Fairy Doors tour, food, a cantina, and easy parking.

Special Features This Year

• Tour of the Matador Architecture and Tile Work > More Info
• Artists’ Theme Rooms such as ‘The Book Room’‘Imagination Unleashed’‘The Power of Paint’, ‘Zona Romantica’
• Plein Air Painting on iPads. Daniel Donnelly, Butte College Arts & Media Instructor, will set up a booth with 15 iPads. Butte College students will demonstrate. Visitors can participate. 

Our Sponsors

The Chico Nut Company
Wizard Graphics
North State Public Radio

And of course ChiVAA.

ChiVAA’s aim in organizing and sponsoring the Art at the Matador is to educate the public in the quality and variety of creativity of the Chico Visual Arts and Performing Arts Communities. ChiVAA also want to promote collecting original art with the goal of every home having at least one original art piece by a local artist. The Art at the Matador is a great way to connect with many of the artists in the area. 

Apply to Show

There is still time to register for the Art at the Matador. A few tent spaces are still available. Rooms are sold out. Please read the prospectus completely and follow the instructions to sign up for this extravaganza show.  > PDF Application