Prospectus 2024

Chico ART Festival

Chico ART Festival

Art, Music & Dance Festival
Friday, May 10 – 4 pm to 8 pm | Saturday, May 11 – 10 am to 4 pm

Participation Requirements

  • You must be present to interact with the public during event hours and may only show your own art. If you share a room or booth with other artists, each of you must submit an application (with images and descriptions) for approval.
  • No imports or resale items are allowed.
  • All participants must have a valid CA Seller’s Permit or team up with a participant who has one. To obtain a CA Seller’s Permit contact the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration at 800.400.7115 or go to and register online.  
  • The event will take place rain or shine with no refunds or alternate dates in the event of a natural disaster.


Onsite security provided Friday night after the close of the show until 9:00 am Saturday morning.

Booth Rates and Payment Schedule

Booth spaces are 10 feet by 10 feet outdoors. You provide your own tent and display.
The booth fees are tiered as follows:
• February – $150 – Apply and make booth payment by February 29.
• March – $175 – Apply and make booth payment by March 31.
• April – $200 – Apply and make booth payment by April 30.

Cancellation and Refund Policy – No refunds after April 15, 2024.

Payment Method

Pay on our website,, or send a check or money order payable to ChiVAA to P.O. Box 1967, Chico, CA 95927.


To be valid, your application must contain all items on this list:

  1. Apply online HERE (preferred) or download a PDF or Word Doc application.
  1. Pay your booth fee.
  1. Submit 4-5 images of your work, 1 of your booth, 1 of artist. You can submit digital images or hard copy photos. Digital images must be in jpeg or png format. We require high-resolution (300 dpi) images suitable for web and print publication. Hard copy photos will be used for screening only, but not for promotional purposes, and they will not be returned. Name your files as FirstLastName_Title.jpg, FirstLastName_Booth.jpg, and FirstLastName.jpg. Not sure how to do this? Check Art Submission for help and guidelines.
  1. Artist statement for publicity. Please let us know if you are planning to add something exciting to your booth. Past exhibitors have added to the excitement of the show with special events and/or live demos.

How to Apply

  • Online Submissions: Apply online HERE. The new and easiest way to apply!
  • 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.

Artists who share spaces must submit individual applications with images and information as noted above.

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!

Media Campaign

This includes radio, newspapers, TV, web & social networking. It is also important for you to use your social media to help promote your work and the show. Make sure to post regularly leading up the days of the Chico Art Festival. Connect your social media with the ChiVAA’s website, posts about your work and the show, and the Chico ART Festival Facebook page and event.

Questions? Email: or call Cynthia Sexton at 530-318-2105