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Open Studios Art Tour 2016

Open Studios Art Tour
2016 Preview Exhibition

October 7 – 30

Kick-Off Reception: October 21, 5:00–7:00pm

Not sure which artists studios to visit or simply want to streamline your Open Studios experience? Make CAC's Preview Exhibit your first stop! Check out examples of the amazing talent participating in Open Studios Art Tour and pick up your Guidebook with studio map for $10. Let the adventure begin!

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Open Studios Art Tour

weekends: October 22-23 & 29-30

CAC invites the public into local artists’ studios, providing not only a glimpse into the working process of the community’s talent, but also a chance to meet the people that make Chico an Art Community. Guidebooks with maps are available at our front desk and at local art galleries.

You can buy a guidebook at: Art Etc, 122 W. 3rd Street; Chico Paper, 4th & Broadway; Ellis Art, 122 Broadway; Sally Dimas, 493 East Ave.; Made in Chico, W. 3rd St.; 9th Avenue Gallery, 180-1 9th Ave; Broken Color Gallery, 1360 Montgomery St., Oroville.

Upcoming Exhibits

Exhibition Opportunities:
Look for prospectus and entry forms below in the list of exhibits.

Day of the Dead 2016

Day of the Dead Live Art Exhibit

November 4 - 25

Open Call For Entries
Entry fee: $15 non-members, $10 members

Drop Off Artwork/Install Personal Alter: October 30-31
Pick Up: November 26-27

Reception with Chili Cook Off: November 4, 5-7pm
Papel Picados Demonstration: Saturday, November 12, 10am - Noon

Dia de los Muertos

Honor ancestors and loved ones at this lively exhibit of alters, artwork, poetry and music. Offer flowers, photos, little sculptures or sweets on the community altar. “Ofrendas” are built this time of year to entice those who have passed to the other side back for a visit. Make papel picados at our activity table. All are welcome to contribute to the richness of our multicultural society.

Want to participate?
Does your group want to play music or offer la calavera catrina face painting at the reception? Contact

Entry Form | Chili Entry & Trophy Info

Winter Gift Show

Winter Gift Show

December 1 – 28

Reception: December 2, 5:00–7:00pm

The Chico Art Center rents space in the gallery to artists to exhibit their works for sale during the Holiday Season. Artists control how their works are displayed within their space, it is a way to “Set Up Shop” for the holidays.

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