Gala Opening, Friday, May 11 – 4 pm to 9 pm
Art, Dance & Music Festival, Saturday, May 12 – 11 am to 7 pm
Now in its eighth year, Art at the Matador at the historic Matador Motel on The Esplanade and 9th Avenue continues to raise the profile of Chico’s visual arts community. This two-day, one-stop Art Expo has three aims: to give local artists a space of their own from which to share their visions; to educate the public about the variety and quality of the art in Chico; and to encourage an appreciation of the Chico vecino neighborhood – past and present.
Local artists will transform rooms and tents into imaginative galleries. The Matador Motel will become a living gallery. A large outdoor tent will showcase live music and local talents. It is a joyous block party, free, and family friendly with live music, art demos, fun activities for kids, a penny-stamping machine, fire dancing, augmented reality glasses, Fairy Doors tour, food, a cantina, and easy parking.
Check out our exhibitor list HERE!
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.