Next Up – UPTOWN!
Friday, March 14, 2014, we are back to our summer hours (5-8 pm)
Here’s the map, hot off the presses! It’s also published in the Sunday March 9 E-R and will also be in the Thursday March 13 edition. As you can see, the area encompasses the areas North of Chico’s Downtown: the Avenues and the Esplanade, the Mangrove Corridor, and on up to East Avenue. Participants include the neighborhood galleries (Geralyn Sheridan’s Aicora Gems, Sally Dimas, and Avenue 9 Gallery) as well as individual artist studios, this time, Paula Busch, who will be having hot wax available to show people some things about her encaustic art; and the Pat and George Koszis Studio will be showing the art of 13 artists including Kay Wooldridge, Heather Alexander, Eva Farley, Mark Alexander, RayeLynn Dixon, Lauren Mesa, Patty Moriarty, Jeannine Olson, Retta Wilmarth, Karen Martin, and Marlys Anderson. For a downloadable map you can print, please click here.
Uptown is always very rich in art and fun! A great way to celebrate getting back to summer hours.
Would you like to participate in the ARTabout and have your venue added to the 2nd Friday Map?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information: Business/ Organization/ Artist Name, Contact Name, Contact Phone, Contact Email, Address of Event, and a few lines about what you are doing that night and what you or your organization is all about.
Below is last month’s art map, of the SOPO neighborhood, as an example:
You may not know that the very first ChiVAA ARTabout was is November of 2011 in the SOPO neighborhood. This was an idea waiting to happen – a new, improved, revised, reinvented monthly art tour that was tailored to fit Chico’s unique identity. That’s when we invented the term ARTabout (a reference to the Australian aboriginal “walkabouts”) for a Chico version of an art walk. That’s also when we dreamed up the term SOPO (South of the Post Office) to demarcate an up-and-coming neighborhood, south of 5th Street, that has since been thriving and has already lived up to its quirky and cosmopolitan artsy reputation-in-the making. Uptown’s ARTabout too, encompassing the Chico vecino area and the Avenues between Mangrove and the Esplanade and parts North, has grown and is thriving, rich as it is with individual artist studios as well as art gallery and business spaces.
Read about past ARTabouts:
“ARTabout Inspires Patrons” Juan Mejia The Orion, November 14, 2011