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Small World, Small Works 2016

Small World / Small Works

September 9 - 30

Reception: September 9, 5:00–7:00pm

An exhibition of 12x12”artworks by artists of all ages from all walks of life. Bring the family and view art by your neighbors and friends.

Entry Form

Voyanic: Space Gardens and Alt Beings

Voyanic: Space Gardens and Alt Beings

All of September
at Great Northern Coffee

Sculpture by Sienna Orlando-Lalaguna and drawings by Trevor Lalaguna. Playful portals capture abstract views of cultivation, civilization and alternate beings.


Upcoming Exhibits

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

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!

Artist Invite | Application

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Individual or Family

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.

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: October 30-31
Pick Up Artwork: November 26-30

Reception with Chili Cook Off: Nov. 4, 5:00-7:00pm

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

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.

We'd like to offer a special Thank You to Frazee Paint, Knight's Paint, and Sherwin-Williams
for donating new paint for our Gallery!

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