Art Galleries in Chico

Chico Hands Art Installation

“The Hands” at City Center. | © Curtis Pope

Art galleries in Chico come in many sizes and shapes. We offer this page as a first step to explore art in our community. From the larger elegant spaces provided by our university to the quirky places in yards and homes across Chico, there are many places to view art in our town. And if you seek it out there are many art spaces around the region.

The tabs below contain many of the galleries and art resources in our area.

Art in our Community!

3rd Floor Gallery

  • BMU 3rd Floor (2nd & Chestnut)
  • California State University, Chico campus
  • 400 West First Street | Chico, CA 95928
  • Phone: 530-898-3380
  • Monday thru Thursday 7am – 10pm Friday 7am – 7pm
  • Saturday 9am – 7pm Sunday 12pm – 10pm
  • Visit the 3rd Floor Art Gallery web site.

City of Chico Arts Commission

  • 411 Main Street | Chico, CA 95928
  • Phone: 530-896-7214
  • Visit the City Arts web site.

Chico Art Center

  • 450 Orange Street – Suite 6 | Chico, CA 95928
  • Phone: 530-895-8726
  • Wednesday -Sunday: 10am – 2pm
  • Visit the Chico Art Centerweb site.

Chico Art School & Gallery

Chico Paper Company

  • 345 Broadway | Chico, CA 95928
  • Phone: 530-891-0900
  • Monday thru Friday 9:30am – 6pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm – Sunday 12pm – 4pm
  • Visit the Chico Paper Company web site.

Chico Visual Arts Alliance – ChiVAA

  • PO Box 1967 | Chico, CA 95927
  • Phone: 530-487-4553
  • ChiVAA is an umbrella organization that links arts organizations & individual artists, enabling them to have a united voice and presence in Chico.
    Visit the Chico Visual Art Alliance web site.

Coyote Gallery

  • Butte College – Main Campus – Arts Building Rm 140
  • 3536 Butte Campus Drive | Oroville, CA 95965
  • Phone: 530-895-2877
  • Spring Semester Hours: Monday and Wednesday 9:15am to 10:45 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, and Tuesday and Thursday 2pm to 4:30 pm.
  • Visit the Coyote Galleryweb site.

dStudio

  • 198 East 11th Street – #1 | Chico, CA 95928
  • Phone: 530-345-2101
  • Visit the dStudio site.

Felver’s Corner | Art Gallery & Antiques

  • 196 East 15th St. | Chico, CA 95928
  • Phone: 530-895-3030
  • Hours by appointment only
  • Visit the Felver’s Corner web page.

The Healing Art Gallery – Enloe Cancer Center

  • 265 Cohasset Road | Chico, CA 95926
  • Phone: 530-332-3856
  • 8:30am – 5pm Monday thru Friday

The Healing Arts Gallery uses the power of art to inspire healing and wellness, featuring local artists touched by cancer.

Humanities Center

  • Trinity Hall 100 & hallway – California State University, Chico campus
  • 400 West First Street | Chico, CA 95928
  • Phone: 530-898-4642
  • Monday thru Friday 8am – 5pm
  • Summer Monday thru Thursday 8am – 4pm
  • Visit the Humanities Center site.

Janet Turner Print Museum

  • Meriam Library – California State University, Chico campus
  • 400 West First Street | Chico, CA 95929-0820
  • Phone: 530-898-4476
  • Monday thru Saturday 11 – 4pm
  • Visit the Janet Turner Gallery site.

Idea Fab Labs

  • 603 Orange Street | Chico, CA 95928
  • Phone: 530-592-0609
  • Weekly Open House 6:30pm – 9:30pm Thursdays
  • Visit the Idea Fab Labs web site to learn more about classes and events.

Leo Cast Alley Gallery

  • 1126 Bidwell Avenue | Chico, CA 95926
  • Phone: 530-898-5331
  • Visit the Leo’s Gallery

The gallery is also known as the James Kuiper’s Studio and the Merry Boon Stable. Located in central Chico along Chico Creek it is open 1pm – 5pm Sundays or by appointment.

Norm Dillinger’s Home Gallery

Pointillist art viewable via drive by for outdoor items or indoor items open by appointment.

Orient & Flume Art Glass

  • 2161 Park Avenue | Chico, CA 95928
  • Phone: 530-893-0373
  • Visit their online gallery.

A fine art glass producer since 1972, Orient & Flume gets it’s name from the original location of the business. Recognized for it’s incredible artistry and craftsmanship, they are one of the flagships of Chico’s art community.

City of Orland Gallery

  • 1732 4th St. | Orland, CA 95963
  • Phone: 530-865-5920
  • 1pm – 7pm Tuesday – Saturday during showings
  • Visit their web site for details on classes, workshops and gallery showings.

Paradise Art Center

  • 5564 Almond Street | Paradise, CA 95969
  • Phone: 530-877-7402
  • 9am – Noon & 1 pm – 4pm Monday thru Friday, 1pm – 4pm Saturday
  • Visit the Paradise Art Center web site.

The center hosts classes and workshops and showings in the Wheeler Gallery.

Satava Art Glass

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  • Chico, CA 95926
  • Phone: 530-x-x
  • Hours: 1pm – 5pm Sunday and by appointment
  • Visit the Chico Art House web site.

Sculpture Garden Art Studios

  • 325 Nord Ave
  • Chico, CA 95926
  • Phone: 530-894-1843
  • Hours: 1pm – 5pm Sunday
  • Visit the Chico Art House web site.

Shasta Arts Council

  • 1313 Market Street
  • Redding, CA 96001
  • Phone: 530-241-7320
  • Hours:
  • Noon – 5pm Tuesday – Thursday
  • Noon – 6pm Friday
  • 11am – 3pm Saturday during gallery shows
  • Visit the Shasta Arts Council web site for information on workshops, classes and events.

Smallhouse Art Glass

  • PO Box 5046 | Chico CA 95927-5046
  • Phone: 530-343-8960
  • Please call for viewing appointments.
  • Visit the Smallhouse Art Glassweb site to view their work and more info.

University Art Gallery

  • 100 Trinity Hall – University of California, Chico campus
  • 400 West First Street | Chico, CA 95928
  • Phone: 530-898-5864
  • 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday
  • Visit the University Art Galleryweb page.

Many events in Chico involve the arts community. The pinnacle event each year is Chico’s Artoberfest, held each October. Visit the Chico Art Center’s Art tour studio pages for more artist’s websites.

We offer these listings of art galleries in Chico and the surrounding areas to help you begin your exploration of art in the community. Here you can find information, and links to studios, cooperatives, galleries and viewing spaces. Feel free to use this list is a starting point when seeking art in our community.

Updated: July 20, 2015

The website links and phone numbers for these art listings have been verified and updated. Curtis Pope

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