Hello Art Patrons, Enthusiasts, and Fellow Artists,
The 2022 Chico Art Festival was a success. We thanks all the art patrons and enthusiasts who came, plus all artists and musicians who participated. The festival was well attended for its first year at a new location while we are all still recovering from a pandemic. Everyone we talked to seemed very positive about the new venue. Our new location, although a bit tucked away, once found had plenty of parking and the atmosphere was serene and uplifting. We are already planning our 2023 event.
ChiVAA, the Chico Visual Arts Alliance, is excited to announce our next 2023 Chico ART Festival, Mother’s Day Weekend Art Festival Extravaganza formerly known as Art at the Matador, will be held on Friday, May 12 from 4 to 8 pm and on Saturday, May 13 from 10 am to 5 pm St. John’s Episcopal Church at 2341 Floral Avenue in Chico. Save the dates!
After several year of hiatus, the 2019-2021 events were cancelled due to disruptions from the Camp Fire and the Covid pandemic, 2022 saw a rebirth of this event with a 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.
2023 will be our tenth year of a spring festival that unites artists, art organizations, and the public. St John’s serene setting includes naturally lit indoor spaces which we may be able to use in 2023, 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 2023.
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. > More Info HERE
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.
THE CHICO ART MAP
The Chico Art Map is now online > More info HERE