Art at the Matador

Art at the Matador 2019

Friday, May 10 – 4 pm to 9 pm – Gala Opening
Art Show till 8 pm – Music and Fire Dancing till 9 pm

Saturday, May 11 – 10 am to 6 pm – Art, Dance & Music Festival

at the Matador Motel, The Esplanade between 9th and 10th Avenue, Chico Map 

Now in its ninth year, the 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 transform rooms and tents into imaginative galleries. The Matador Motel becomes a living gallery. A large outdoor tent showcases 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, Fairy Doors tour, food and drinks, a cantina, and easy parking. More exiting events are planned, so stay tuned!

Interested in exhibiting this year? Go to Artist Portal
2018 Exhibitors | Live Music | Fire Dancing by the Lumininjas
We will update to this year list and offerings soon!

Art at the Matador
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. 

Thanks to our generous 2018  sponsors:
AG Private Protection
Chico Nut Company
Matador Hotel
KZFR Community Radio,
North State Public Radio KCHO
Todd Hall
Upgraded Living