Friday, May 6, 2022 – 4 pm to 9 pm – Gala Opening
Art Show till 8 pm – Music & Lumininjas till 9 pm
Saturday, May 7, 2022 – 10 am to 6 pm – Art, Dance & Music Festival
at St John’s Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Ave, Chico |Map
Save the dates!
The artists prospectus will be available in February 2022
ChiVAA, the Chico Visual Arts Alliance, is postponing this event until Mother’s Day weekend of 2022. Formerly “Art at the Matador,” the festival was to run 2020, in a new venue at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Avenue. Then, because of the pandemic, the event had to be delayed. Now, in the interest of public welfare, we must postpone once again until May 6 and 7 of next year.
The ART on Floral, formerly Art at the Matador has been a very successful, well known, and well attended one-stop Art Expo. We have moved the event to a new location this year as the Matador Motel was no longer available due to long term effects from the Camp Fire. Our new location is a definite upgrade with gardens, a playground, a labyrinth, and plenty of parking, and the new dates in October. Over 2000 people attended our last event in 2018. The 2019 event was cancelled due to disruptions from the Camp Fire. We are postponing now due to the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).
Our goal, next year, will be to celebrate in a post-pandemic era, our area resilience, and to continue to attract both Chicoans and out-of-town visitors to this premier art event. Participating artists will have their own ‘living galleries’ for 2 days in which to meet the public, market their wares, and be inspired by each other.
Questions? Email info@ChivAA.org or call 530-318-2105
ChiVAA’s aim in organizing and sponsoring the Art at the Matador on Floral 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 on Floral is a great way to connect with many of the artists in the area.