Until the Week of Giving
The Chico Art Center's main arts event is the Open Studios Art Tour (OSAT), offered at the end of every October. Due to the Covid 19 virus, our tour has become virtual and online this year. To accommodate artists in need, we have made our OSAT tour a year-long event starting in October 2020 through July 30 2021. This allows artists to promote themselves and sell their work during hard times, when they don't have access to face-to-face visits.
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.