Open Studios Art Tour is an annual Butte County tradition. Artists share their private studios with the public to explore. This 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.
VIRTUAL ART TALK
Sunday, November 15, 4:00 PM
Join us for four, 15 minute presentations by selected artists from Open Studios Art Tour. Each artist shares how they develop their visual ideas, their inspirations and current projects.
This zoom talk is hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Friday, October 30, 5:00 PM
Connecting Art Patrons with Northern California Artists.
- Look at art + crafts
- Learn about creative processes
- Visit artists studios
- Collect Northern California Art
Join us for a tour of the ChicoOSAT.com website and watch artists Cris Guenter, Marvey Mueller, Geralyn Sheridan and Ellen Hedfield give live demonstrations.
This zoom event will not be recorded.
The Virtual Tour is Live
OCTOBER 1, 2020 – JULY 31, 2021
Visit ChicoOSAT.com all year for artist updates of available artwork and in-person Studio Visit availability. With COVID-19 still active, we have adapted this year’s Open Studios Art Tour (OSAT) to accommodate required safety measures.
OSAT is an annual Butte County tradition. This event is produced solely by Chico Art Center (CAC) volunteers as our major fundraising project of the year. Your patronage pledges your commitment to arts and culture and helps make CAC’s programming possible all year.
Many thanks to our sponsor, Heithecker Financial and local businesses advertising in the Tour Guide and ChicoOSAT.com. We hope you’ll support local artists and businesses with your patronage.
Instead of having the traditional tour for only two weekends, as we have in previous years, we encourage you to visit ChicoOSAT.com all year, from October 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021 for artist updates and Studio Visit availability.
It will be important to practice social distancing, use masks and hand sanitizer for both visitors and the artists while visiting Artist Studios. Artists may make special requests when scheduling appointments with visitors.
How can I purchase a Tour Guide?
Purchasing a tour guide gives you preview information about a majority of the artists, how to contact them, and which artists welcome in-person Studio Visits. Purchase Tour Guides for $15 at the following locations:
- Broken Color Gallery
1360 Montgomery Street, Oroville
(530) 534-5474 – please call for hours