Chico Art Festival

Hello Art Followers and Fellow Artists,

ChiVAA, the Chico Visual Arts Alliance is excited to announce the return of our Mother’s Day Weekend Art Festival Extravaganza formerly known as Art at the Matador on Friday, May 6th from 4 to 8 pm and on Saturday, May 7th from 10 am to 5 pm. Save the dates!

Renamed Chico ART Festival, it will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 2341 Floral Avenue in Chico. The serene setting with beautifully landscaped grounds, picnic tables, and a labyrinth will be the site of live music, a margarita bar, food, and of course, artwork. This is a family friendly event.

After several year of hiatus, the 2019-2021 events were cancelled due to disruptions from the Camp Fire and the Covid pandemic, we would like to see a rebirth of this event under its new name, Chico Art Festival, and new location, with the goal of uniting artists, art organizations, and the public within a beautiful, serene oasis. This festival fosters the awareness that a strong arts community makes Chico a better place in which to live.

This year’s event will be outdoor only due to continuing concerns over Covid transmissions. In addition we will follow pandemic safety guidelines recommended for Butte County and the State of California for events such as the Chico ART Festival.

2022 will be our ninth year of a spring festival that unites artists, art organizations, and the public. St Johns serene setting includes naturally lit indoor spaces, and beautifully landscape grounds, picnic tables, and a labyrinth. Demos, live music, a bar and food trucks will enhance this family friendly event. Mark your calendar for participation in a spirit renewing art festival on Mother’s Day weekend of 2022.

This two-day, one stop ART festival has four aims: to showcase our local artists, to promote Chico as an arts destination center, to educate the public about the variety and value of art in our community, and to throw a really great Chico-style party. Over 2000 people attended our last event. > More Info HERE

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ChiVAA is expanding opportunities for you as a working artist to build your arts business and to improve the cultural and economic well being of our community.

We’re revving up some familiar ChiVAA projects. And, we’re dedicating the organization to delivering new opportunities for artists to flourish in our area.


Chico Art Map

The Chico Art Map is now online > More info HERE