Chico ART Festival - May 6 & 7, 2022 · Finding Chico Area Artists

Patty Moriarty | Ceramic, Painting

“I love experimenting with texture, color and a variety of ceramic and painting techniques to bring the most interesting results. Join me on Mother’s Day weekend and experience the fabulous art of Chico’s talented art community. ”  As a long time local artist and art educator, Patty Moriarty has worked in a variety of art mediums… Continue reading Patty Moriarty | Ceramic, Painting

Chico ART Festival - May 6 & 7, 2022 · Finding Chico Area Artists

Brenda Schlegel | Jewelry

The best thing I ever did for myself was apprentice as a Goldsmith in Germany, and skills I learned there have been a venue,, an anchor, and way to meaningfully connect with the world ever since. I love what I can discover working with metals, the possibility of coloring them, forming and texturing them, and… Continue reading Brenda Schlegel | Jewelry

Chico ART Festival - May 6 & 7, 2022

Kids Activities | Mt Lassen Fiber Guild

The Chico ART Festival will have lots of interesting activities for children. The outdoor parklike setting has a playground, a walking labyrinth, and lots of space to run around. Many of the non-profit organizations will have activities and demos, such as face painting at Chico Community Ballet, sing-a-long at the Children’s Choir of Chico. Mt… Continue reading Kids Activities | Mt Lassen Fiber Guild

Chico ART Festival - May 6 & 7, 2022 · Finding Chico Area Artists

Tazuo Yamaguchi | iPaintCreatures

Long time Chico resident multi disciplinary artist known worldwide as iPaintCreatures (aka IPC or Tazuo Yamaguchi) is an award winning performance poet, published writer, painter, illustrator, visual storyteller, musician, animator and filmmaker. He specializes in visual storytelling as he creates paintings and illustrations from his imagination that tell fantastical stories. Being full blooded Japanese, IPC… Continue reading Tazuo Yamaguchi | iPaintCreatures

Chico ART Festival - May 6 & 7, 2022 · Finding Chico Area Artists

Judy Abbott | Mixed Media, Alcohol Ink

I have been creating art for 6 years. My art is unique, creative, and clever. I love the whimsical and I also like to create charming ladies and couples in nature scenes. I use shadow boxes and my own photos to create warm and inviting scenes (using driftwood, sea glass etc.) that have a 3D… Continue reading Judy Abbott | Mixed Media, Alcohol Ink

Chico ART Festival - May 6 & 7, 2022

About our New Location

For 8 years visitors to Art at the Matador relished exploring the intimate rooms of the Mission Revival Matador complex that now serves as emergency housing. This year, the renamed Chico ART Festival will take place at St John’s Episcopal Church on Floral, with a background of buildings designed by Thomas Tarman, one of Chico’s… Continue reading About our New Location

Chico ART Festival - May 6 & 7, 2022

Maria’s Dream by Dolores Mitchell

Do you know why Art at the Matador is now Chico ART Festival and scheduled for May 6 & 7 at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Floral? Here’s some history. Twelve years ago Maria Phillips, co-founder of Avenue 9 Gallery, said to me “I have this dream of taking over the Matador Motel for a… Continue reading Maria’s Dream by Dolores Mitchell