Open Studios Art Tour is an annual Butte County tradition. Artists share their private studios with the public to explore. This month-long event series is produced solely by Chico Art Center (CAC) volunteers as our major fundraising project of the year. Your participation and patronage pledges your commitment to visual artists in your region and helps make CAC's programming possible all year. Many thanks to our sponsor, Heithecker Financial and local businesses advertising in the Tour Guide Booklet. We hope you'll support local artists and businesses with your patronage.
Make A Date For Art!
"Make a Date for Art" is our theme for the 2020 Open Studios Art Tour (OSAT). We do not want to bypass this annual tradition. Both artists and the public look forward to this community favorite every year. With COVID-19 still active, we have adapted the Tour to accommodate required safety measures.
Online + Studio Visits
Connecting Art Patrons with Northern California Artists. Explore artworks of all media through Online Galleries, artists profiles and studio visits in Butte County.
Make a date for face-to-face Studio Visits by appointment, following COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Instead of having the traditional Tour for only two weekends, as we have in previous years, we will promote studio visits by appointment for all year long.
It will be important to practice social distancing and to use masks and hand sanitizer for both visitors and the artists while on the Tour. All recommended protocols will be listed in the tour guide and artists may make any special requests when scheduling appointments with visitors.
October 3- November 1, 2020
Free and open to the public. View one artwork by each artist, buy a tour guide with map and artist info and plan your self-guided tour of artists’ studios throughout Butte County.