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 Guidebook. We hope you'll support local artists and businesses with your patronage.
Open Studio Weekends
October 16-17 & October 23-24
10:00 AM - 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
It will be important to practice social distancing, use masks and hand sanitizer for both visitors and the artists while visiting Artist Studios. Artists state their mask and vaccination requests on their webpage and in the guidebook.
Gallery Preview Exhibit at Chico Art Center
OCTOBER 2 - 24, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Visit the gallery all month to view one artwork by each artist, purchase your guidebook and plan your self guided studio tour! Masks are required for all visitors.
The Virtual Tour is Live OCTOBER 2, 2021 – JULY 31, 2022
How can I purchase a Guidebook?
Purchasing a guidebook gives you preview information about the artists, how to contact them, and which weekends art studios are open. Guidebooks will be available October 2nd. Purchase Tour Guides for $15 at the following locations: