Chico Art Center

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Debra Simpson


Fund Purpose

Celebrating our 60th Anniversary, our mission is to actively support local and regional artists, artistic activity and the continuing placement of visual art in the community, thereby enriching the quality of life for community members of all ages.

The Chico Art Center strives to support and enhance art appreciation and provide the highest quality visual arts education; to encourage and advance excellence in the visual arts, and to promote and provide artistic and cultural opportunities that celebrate our richly creative and diverse community.


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We ask you to support our organization as we support our community. The Chico Art Center supports both the community and artists of Chico and Butte County. We provide classes and workshops for all age groups in a wide variety of media. Our gallery shows benefit both the artists and the viewing public. We offer arts educational programs, scholarships, as well as community events supporting the local artists and the arts in general, including our summer “Art in the Park”, a free weekly event for children at the Downtown Plaza during the Friday night concert series.

it is to these ends that we use your valued contributions.