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Art at the Matador on Floral

Friday, May 7, 2021 – 4 pm to 9 pm – Gala Opening
Art Show till 8 pm – Music & Lumininjas till 9 pm

Saturday, May 8, 2021 – 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 2021

ChiVAA, the Chico Visual Arts Alliance, is postponing this event until Mother’s Day weekend of 2021. Formerly “Art at the Matador,” the festival was to run May 8 and 9, 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 until October of 2020.  Now, in the interest of public welfare, we must postpone again until May 7 and 8 of next year.  Space deposits paid by artists for the 2020 event will be refunded.

The 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 rescheduling our event to the May 2021 dates due to the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Our goal, next year, will be hopefully 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 a weekend in which to meet the public, market their wares, and be inspired by each other.

Questions? Email 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.