Art Venues

ChiVAA 2014 Member Art Galleries & Organizations

1078 Gallery – Avant garde art exhibits, musicales, theater featuring artists of cultural and geographical diversity. 820 Broadway St. at the Junction (530) 343-1973 Th-Sat 12:30-5:30

AicoraGems “Jewelry Box” Gallery – Unique award-winning jewelry gallery specializing in local metalsmiths, custom designer jewelry, art glass and visiting artists. 1334 Mangrove Ave. (530) 809-1034 Seasonal – call for current schedule

All Fired Up! Ceramic Art Center – Ceramic art studio with classes and workshops in a historic classic brick building at the Junction. Owner Janice Hofmann is invested in bringing a clay education to young and old and has made a real impact on the Chico arts community. 830 Broadway St. at the Junction (530) 894-5227 10-7 Tu-Th, 11-4 Fri-Sat.

Ambiance Antiques & Art – Uptown Chico’s newest upscale space full of intriguing, eclectic and inspiring antiques and representing some of the most desirable local artists. Owners Claudia Schwartz and David Shimamoto also offer estate services. 180 E. 9th Ave at the Esplanade (530) 894-6900 W-Sat 11-5; Sun by chance or by appt.

Angelo’s Cucina Trinacria – The best kept secret west of the tracks: fine Southern Italian cuisine and homemade cannoli made by Angelo himself! All this, fine art on the walls and weekly live music, 6-8 pm: 2nd Weds Susan Schrader and Jazz Satin; Thursdays Matteo acoustic guitar; 4th Weds Mood Swing. 407 Walnut Street (corner of 4th St & Walnut/Hwy 32) (530) 899-9996 From 5 p.m. Wed to Sat.

The Art House – An urban art garden with the contemporary sculpture of David and Jana Lawton. 325 Nord Ave. (530) 894-1843 1-5 Sunday and by appt.

Avalon Portrait Gallery – Avalon Portrait Gallery represents the portrait artistry of Steve Twist and Alicia Hayes whose goal is to show you the relationships in your life in a way that will speak to your soul. 2667 Alamo Avenue (530) 891-3442 9-5 M-F and by appt.

Avenue 9 Gallery & Art Guild – This is a 20-member cooperative art guild exhibiting work in all media in a distinctive iconic building in the Avenues’ Chico Vecino neighborhood. Avenue 9 has been honored with a Mayor’s Award for excellence in the arts, several CN&R Best of Chico awards; and a Turner Prize for exceptional community outreach. 180 E. 9th Ave at the Esplanade (530) 879-1821 12-5 W-Sat. & by appt.

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park – Chico’s community treasure, this beautiful 3-story 26-room Victorian House Museum, a memorial to founders John and Annie Bidwell, is a Chico must-see. Call for specifics including seasonal and tour hours. 525 The Esplanade (530) 895-8144 M 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Call for additional hrs & info.

Chico Art Center – Fine art instruction, professional gallery shows, and arts events since 1955. Home of the Chico Open Studios Tour! 450 Orange St. Suite 6 (530) 895-8726 Every day 10-4

Chico Art School and Gallery – Award-winning artist and art instructor Janet Lombardi Blixt offers classes for children (7+) and adults. Year-round lessons for all levels and summer camps available. 336 Broadway St., Suite 20 (530) 570-3895 Tues. thru Friday 3:30-5:00, Sat. 10-noon or by appt.

Chico Creek Nature Center (Official Bidwell Park Visitors Center) – The Chico Creek Nature Center is the gateway and official information center for Bidwell Park complete with interpretive exhibits and educational opportunities. 1968 East 8th Street (530) 891-4671 W-Sun 11-4; call for seasonal hours.

Chico Museum (Far West Heritage) – The Chico Museum is dedicated to being a source of information and knowledge about our past, our present and our future possibilities through locally relevant exhibits, the visual arts, and educational outreach. 141 Salem (corner of 2nd & Salem) (530) 891-4336 W – Sun 12-4

Cocoon – A resale boutique filled with unique creations by talented local artisans in a historic charming bungalow. 1431 Park Avenue (530) 343-5440; 228-2669 Tu-Sat 11-6

Cory’s Country Inn – Bed & Breakfast, horse boarding, weddings and fabulous art 4673 Nord Hwy (530) 345-2955 Call for availability

Diamond W Western Wear – Locally owned for 34 years, this unique upscale Western accessories shop supports art and artists in a distinctive and elegant atmosphere. 181 E. 2nd Street (530) 891-1650 Facebook; 9:30-6 M-Sat; Su 11-:30-5

Downtown Salon & Gallery – Beauty salon and art gallery with rotating exhibits by local artists. In the Garden Walk. 225 Main Street, Ste E (530) 332-9393 Facebook M 10-3; T-F 9-5; Sat 10-3

Earthen Iron – Forged and fabricated metalwork of all kinds 231 W. 8th St. at the Junction (530) 519-5299 Open most days 8-5pm. Best by appt.

Ellis Art & Engineering – Premier art & engineering supplies and a window gallery 122 Broadway (530) 891-0335 Monday – Friday 8 am to 6 pm. Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Sunday.

Enloe Medical Center Art Alcoves – A collection by various artists, with the theme of healing power of nature, is on display since on the Enloe parking structure. 6th Avenue & Magnolia St (530) 332-5541

Furniture by Lea – Woodworking, furniture design, gallery & showroom Cabin Hollow Court, Bldg. 13303, Studio #200 (530) 343-4238 or 591-9012 9-12 M-F & by appt.

Gateway Science Museum – This newest CSU Chico museum provides a gateway into science through exploration, interpretation, and celebration of the natural heritage of our region. Call for seasonal hours and current exhibitions. 625 The Esplanade (next to Bidwell Mansion) (530) 898-4121

Marianne Govan, Homegrown Designs – Graphic design for print, logo; T-shirt design, watercolors (530) 828-9547 By appt.

Grana – Grana specializes in traditional wood fired neapolitan pizzas complemented by a variety of fresh seasonal food, boutique wines, and craft beers in a beautifully repurposed space. The welcoming atmosphere includes museum-quality art and occasional music for a totally satisfying and nourishing experience. 198 E. 2nd Street (corner of Wall) (530 809-2304 Tu-Th 11-10 pm; Fri-Sat 11-11pm; Su 11-8 pm

Grilla Bites, Garden Villa – Fine, natural, and organic foods served in a setting of beautiful fine arts from Avenue 9 Gallery and other local plein air groups. 196 Cohasset Road (530) 343-4876 M-Sat 11-8:30; Su 11-7

Healing Art Gallery at Enloe Cancer Center – Exhibits by Northern California artists whose lives have been touched by cancer. 265 Cohasset Rd. (530) 332-3856 8-5:30 M-F.

In Motion Fitness – Murals, mosaics, glass and more: 14 local artists in an award-winning design fitness facility. 1293 E. 1st Avenue (530) 343-5678 Open Mon: 3:00 am Mon – Fri: OPEN 24hrs. Closed Fri: Midnight Sat & Sun: 5:30 am – Midnight

James Snidle Fine Arts – The James Snidle Fine Arts Gallery represents many local and regional artists working in various mediums. The gallery has an on going collection of artwork as well as alternating exhibitions with art for sale. 254 E. 4th St. (530) 343-2930 9-5 Tue-Fri., 9-2 Sat.

Leo Cast Alley – Exhibitions/Performances 1126 Bidwell Avenue (530) 774-5391 By appt.

Lyon Books & Learning Center – A favorite independent book seller, voted Best Local Bookstore in 2011, host to many authors for presentations, talks & book-signings in an environment peppered with art by local artists. 121 W. 5th St across from the City Plaza (530) 891-3338 M-Sat 9-8; Sun 10-6

MÁNÁS Art Space/Gallery – An exciting new art space that shows art and hosts fun and creative events. This unique venue showcases local art makeers, open-entry shows, caters to all media and is open to collaborative ideas and events for stimulating activities and mega-fun. 1441 C Park Ave (530) 588-5183 T-Sat 12-5

Monks Wine Lounge – Great wine; gourmet meals; and local art! 128 W. 2nd Street (530) 343-3408 Every day from 4:30 p.m.

Museum of Northern California Art (monca) – Our mission is to make art accessible and promote awareness of Northern California artists through collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. Until we have a permanent home, we are a Pop-Up Museum and we take art to the public in our Museum Mini-School Bus! PO Box 4654 (530) 891-4304 – This museum is in the pop-up stage! Pops up when you least expect it! Call for heads up!

Nantucket – High-end furniture and full interior design services. 603 Broadway Street (530) 895-1038 – Tue-Sat 10-5:30, Sun-Mon 12-4.

Northern California Papier Artists – The purpose of this organization is to encourage, advance, and educate the public about the durability, affordability and creativity of art with paper; to promote  opportunities for paper artists to exhibit quality works of fine arts, and to explore and collaborate with other artists the vast techniques of creating great works of art with paper. Sadie Card (530) 898-9709,, or – By appt. 

Orient & Flume Art Glass – Founded in 1972, Orient & Flume art glass has specialized in the transformation of molten glass into reflections of the natural world. Nationally acclaimed for its excellence in design. 2161 Park Ave. (530) 893-0373 10-5 Mon.-Sat.

Patrick Ranch (Far West Heritage) – A living museum of the Sacramento Valley’s agricultural history , the Patrick Ranch offers interpretive programs and cultural events frequently featuring exciting art events. Call for current offerings. 10381 Midway  (530) 342-4359; (530) 570-7343; Seasonal – call for current schedule

Pixel Perfect Printing – Owner and artist Elizabeth Newman Kuiper offers fine art digital printing on a variety of papers and canvas, archival, specializing in large scale media with personalized service (located inside Art Etc Gallery & Frame Shop). 121 W. 3rd Street (530) 680-7880 By appt.

Sally Dimas Art Gallery – Art gallery, gifts, antiques and home décor. 493 East Ave #1 (530) 345-3063 11-4 Tues-Sat.

Satori Color & Hair Design – As good as it gets–color everywhere; creative design in an environment enriched and enlivened by original art by local artists. 627 Broadway, Ste 120 (530) 342-2828 Facebook

Satava Art Glass – Internationally-renowned, seductive glass productions. 819 Wall St. (530) 345-7985 9-4 Tu-Sat.

Spice Creek Café – An exotic food mecca featuring seasonal local ingredients and spicy flavors from around the world. 230 W. 3rd St. (530) 891-9951 Wed-Sat, 6-Close.

Three Sixty Ecotique – Gently-used, eco-friendly & one-of-a-kind clothing store. 511 Main St. (530) 342-8752 Facebook Tue-Sat 10-6,Sun 12-5.

Upper Crust – Delectable exhibitions of local art with seriously delicious food. 130 Main Street (530) 895-3866 Open daily.

Upgraded Living (Fishbowl Gallery)- Publishing house with a gallery space. Monthly artists are featured in both gallery and magazine. An elegant one-stop resource for art and home. 301 Broadway (corner of 3rd St) (530) 894-8091 By chance or by appt.

Wall Street Salon – Hair and art studio. 252 E. 4th Street (530) 892-8000 Open daily.

California State University, Chico: Humanities Center Gallery – Thematic, solo and group exhibitions offered through the Humanities Center. Trinity Hall, CSU Chico (530) 898-4642 School-year hrs: 8-5 M-F; Summer hrs: M-Th, 8-4

California State University, Chico: 3rd Floor Gallery, Bell Memorial Union – CSUChico student art work. 2nd & Chestnut St. (530) 898-5489 Open hours match BMU hours.

California State University: University Gallery, Taylor Hall – A student-centered exhibition space that focuses on original works by regional, national and international artists. 111 Taylor Hall, CSU Chico (530) 898-5864 Sep-May M-F 10-4; Sat&Sun 12-4, closed for summer; check for special shows.

Turner Print Museum – 3,500 fine art prints spanning six centuries and more than 40 countries CSU, Chico Meriam Library, 400 W 1st St at Warner Street corner (530) 898-4476 Monday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Check website for special summer hours.