Tour: October 18-19 & 25-26. Reception: Friday the 17th 7-9 pm.
Open Studios Art Tour 2014
OPEN STUDIOS #26
Looking forward to the next 25 years!
About the Tour
This is the 26th year of Open Studios Art Tour. There will be over 60 artists for you to visit and experience this year. All the information you need for the two weekends of art exploration is here in the tour guide.
The same information is on line and you can access it by going to
Studios are open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The number in each artist's listing corresponds to a number and location on the maps.
Look for the blue and white markers (see picture right) to help you locate the studios and enjoy the creative output of Butte CountyÕs Artists. This is a rare opportunity to interact with artists,
see where and how they work, and buy art at affordable prices from the artist who created it.
The Preview and opening reception at the Art Center (located in the old Southern Pacific Railroad Depot) will be on Friday night, October 17.
This festive event provides the opportunity to see the gallery exhibit, plan your tour itinerary,
and enjoy some tasty treats.
Annual Funding Events
In addition to our gallery shows,
classes, and community projects, we
also have some exciting fund-raising
December 2014 - Salon Ôd Arte
Rent a space to sell your art and crafts for the holidays.
Spring 2015 - Treasures of a Collection
Private art collection tour and exclusive dinner.
Fall 2015 - Jazzed About Art
A one-day festival of jazz music, art, and food!
About the Chico Art Center
Visual Art Exhibitions
The Center boasts an 800-square-foot gallery space with professional lighting, and a high open-beamed ceiling. It is a very desirable place to exhibit work and the annual call for artists elicits proposals from a wide range of regional and national artists. Group shows, as well as solo exhibitions, representing all media, are presented throughout the year.
The Discovery Series of exhibitions is designed to encourage local artists in the
exploration and development of their respective mediums. Through such exhibitions at the Center, the diversity of talent that surrounds us is highlighted and recognized.
The gallery also brings regional and national talent to our community through the Discovery Series exhibitions.
Members of the Art Center have annual opportunities to display their work in the
gallery during the Members Show. Gallery visitors can view the always interesting and eclectic offerings of area artists at these shows.
Events and CAC Services
Open Studios Art Tour
A self-guided tour of local artistsÕ studios, in this exciting
venue, art lovers and the curious have the opportunity
to watch artists at work and to purchase art directly
from the people who create it. The Tour takes place in
October as part of Artoberfest, a month-long city-wide
celebration of the arts. This year, the gallery show
for artists on the Tour runs October 3-26 with a
reception on October 17.
A variety of arts education courses is offered four times
per year. Classes are four to eight weeks in length and
geared toward specific age groups or experience levels. The Center also offers special workshops, lectures, and demonstrations by guest artists.
CAC is now producing an on-line newsletter, which is sent out every other month to all members by e-mail. This news letter includes information of interest to artists, announcements of upcoming events, and details about classes or workshops.
Art in the Park
Throughout the summer, at the weekly Friday
night Concerts in the Plaza, children have the
opportunity to do free art projects facilitated
by instructors from the Chico Art Center. This
introduces kids to a variety of art mediums and
the fun of creating something they can take home.
Chico Art Center
450 Orange Street, Suite 6
Chico, California 95928
We invite you to
Become a member!