Artist Portal 2023

Chico ART Festival 2023

Art, Dance & Music Festival
Friday, May 12, 2023 – 4 pm to 8 pm| Saturday, May 13, 2023 – 10 am to 5 pm

Outdoors at St John’s Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Ave, Chico | Map

2023 will be our tenth year of a spring festival that unites artists, art organizations, and the public, and our second year at St John’s Episcopal Church. Its serene setting includes beautifully landscaped grounds, picnic tables, a labyrinth, and plenty of parking. Demos, live music, a margarita bar, food trucks, and children’s art activities will enhance this family friendly event.

We at ChiVAA will continue to garner support from Chico businesses to offset expenses and will promote our artists in print, on the air, and through social media. Participating artists will have the opportunity to transform their assigned spaces into living galleries where they can meet the public, market their wares, and be inspired by each other. Participating artists will automatically become ChiVAA members for a year.

Want to exhibit this year?

Step #1. Read the Artist Prospectus: View Online | View/Print PDF

    How to Apply

    Step #2. Apply online HERE – It’s the easiest way

    Applications submitted online are easier all around. You can upload your images right on the form. You may need to create a free google account if you do not have one already. For anyone who prefers older ways to apply, we still accept applications sent by email or by post.

    • Email Submissions: Email to with (Chico ART Festival in the subject line) – Make payment on (under Chico ART Festival in the Artist Portal).
    • By Mail: Send to ChiVAA – Chico ART Festival, P. O. Box 1967, Chico, CA 95927. Only digital images will be used for electronic and print publicity. Hard copy photos will be used for screening only, but not for promotional purposes, and they will not be returned.


    Step #3. Pay for your Booth

    Pay via Paypal, with any credit or debit card. You do not need to have a Paypal account. Payments made online are the easiest way all around, but if you prefer, send a check or money order payable to ChiVAA P.O. Box 1967, Chico, CA 95927 with a copy of your application.

    Pay $150.00 – 100% Full Payment for one (1) 10×10 Space

    PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online

    Pay $75.00 – 50% Deposit for one (1) 10×10 Booth Space – Balance to be paid by April 15

    PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online

    Pay $75.00 – 50% Balance for one (1) 10×10 Booth Space.

    PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online

    Apply and make all your payment before April 15. After that date, space permitting, late entries will still be accepted with a $50 surcharge. Payment of balance made after April 15 will be subject to a $25.00 surcharge.

    Upon submission, the Chico ART Festival committee will review your application, with its accompanying images and descriptions, to ensure that your art meets exhibition-quality standards. We will contact you by email with the status of your application. Thank you!

    Questions? Email: or call at 530-318-2105.