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.
OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR Weekends
October 19-20, 10:00am - 5:00pm
October 26-27, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Open Studios Art Tour is a two-weekend event. Visit Artists in their environment as they share their behind the scenes, studio practice and welcome you to buy paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, jewelry, woodwork, stained glass and other handcrafts. Over 60 artists participate.
October 6-27, 2019
View one artwork by each artist, buy a tour guide booklet and plan your self-guided tour of artists’ studios throughout Chico and parts of Oroville. Free and open to the public.
Guide Book with Map
Purchase for $12 at the following locations
Vagabond Rose Gallery & Framing
Ellis Art and Engineering, Downtown
Chico Art Center
Friday, October 18, 5:00-7:00 pm
Free and open to the public
Meet the makers and view one artwork by each artist, buy a tour guide book and plan your self-guided tour of artists’ studios throughout Butte County. Complimentary food and beverages.
Patron's Exclusive Preview Reception
Saturday, October 5, 6:00-8:00 pm
This is the first public view of artworks by all Open Studio Artists. The $30 tickets to attend include the Open Studios Tour Guide with map and info of all of the artist's studio locations ($12).
With musical stylings by premier surf instrumental musicians, Miles Corbin and Robert Karch. Enjoy Surf Music Duo with catered drinks and refreshments.
10 Patron of the Arts will be honored to celebrate generous community support and love of art and creativity!