Art at the Matador

Art at the Matador - a Living Gallery

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

at the Matador Motel, The Esplanade between 9th and 10th Avenue, Chico
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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. 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 for kids, a penny-stamping machine, fire dancing, Fairy Doors tour, food, a cantina, and easy parking.

Interested in showing?

1. Download the prospectus as a PDF HERE, or as a Word Doc HERE.

2. Send your application and check to ChiVAA, P. O. Box 1967, Chico, CA 95927.
Or email your form, photos, statement to artatthematador@ChivAA.org and pay via PayPal below.
(Payable with any major credit/debit card – no need to have a Paypal account.)

Sign-up for rooms starts on Wednesday, February 21 at 12 noon… Space for rooms is limited.
First come first serve. 50% Deposit due at time of application – Balance due April 14

 

Room for ChiVAA Member
$80 Deposit – $80 Balance due April 14 ($160 total)

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Room for Non-Member
$95 Deposit – $95 Balance due April 14 ($190 total)

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If the limited number of rooms are sold out, a waiting list will be created. There is ample outdoor booth spaces in the Matador courtyard.

10 x 10 Tent Space for ChiVAA Member
$60 Deposit – $60 Balance due April 14 ($120 total)

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10 x 10 Tent Space for Non-Member
$75 Deposit – $75 Balance due April 14 ($150 total)

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Questions? Email info@ChivAA.org or call 530-318-2105


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.