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.

Check out this great interview about Art at the Matador on Butte Views and Beyond with Ray Laager on KZFR 90.1 FM with Cynthia Sexton and Dolores Mitchell.

Our Sponsors

AG Elite Security
Matador Motel
North State Public Radio  – Tune in to KCHO/NSPR (91.7fm) Friday May 12, 3pm, for “Weekend Showcase” interviews on “Art at the Matador.”
The Chico Nut Company
Todd & Molly Hall
Upgraded Living

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. 


Check out the list HERE and preview many of the artists works!


Chico Entreprise Record
Chico News & Review – Art Devo
Upgraded Living – Current Issue page 76
Action News