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Gift Show

Gift Show

December 1-28

Reception: December 1, 5:00-7:00pm
Set up: Nov 27-30; Take Down: Dec. 29-30

Make your gift budget go farther by staying close to home! Shop at Chico Art Center! Artists set up shop to sell one of a kind, handcrafted goods; pottery, jewelry, paintings, prints, cards, accessories and more. From functional dishes to forms of fantasy, your community art gallery will have the perfect thing for that special someone.

Call to Artists

Artists, want to “set up shop” for the holidays? The Chico Art Center rents the gallery in sections; wall space, approx. 48 inches wide from floor to ceiling, and floor space of 4 feet square space to exhibit your works for sale during the holiday season. Artists control how your works are displayed. Rent a space in the gallery for $100 - $200.

Rental Information (PDF)



Upcoming Exhibits

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

Member Showcase 2018

Member Showcase

January 8 - February 2, 2018

Reception: January 12, 5:00-7:00pm

This annual show is open exclusively to current members of the Chico Art Center. This is a submission-free non-juried exhibition to showcase the work of our valued members.


Discovery Series Group Show

February 9 - March 2

Reception: February 9, 5:00-7:00pm

This juried exhibition features bodies of work by 2-4 artists that have had limited local exposure. Juried by CAC Vice President, Lisa Freeman- Wood and CAC Gallery Director, Cameron Kelly.


Livable Planet?

March 9 - 30

Reception: March 9, 5:00-7:00pm

From the local to the planetary and beyond, artists respond to global change from their own backyard. Juried by Natalie Carter of Butte Environmental Council and CAC Board of Director, Nicolai Larsen and CAC Gallery Director, Cameron Kelly.


Creative Fusion

April 6 - 27

Reception: April 6, 5:00-7:00pm

13th Annual Junior High & High School Exhibition of artwork selected and prepared by their art teachers.


Body In Motion

May 4 - 25

Reception: May 4, 5:00-7:00pm

Body In Motion juried exhibition challenges the way we look at dance traditions by highlighting diverse forms of movement evolving through cultural fusion and trends around the world.


The Puzzle Show

June 15 - 29

Reception: June 29, 5:00-7:00pm

Gallery is transformed by this community-made installation popularized by Titus Woods, Jen Sisk and David Sisk at The Drive By Gallery over two decades ago.


Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous support!

First Impression Sign Co.Sherwin-Williams Heithecker FinancialInterWest Insurance Services, LLC Butte Community College
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