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‘Chico Print Party’ makes its debut

Some pennants depicting Clone Troopers and Storm Troopers, recurring characters featured in the Star Wars franchise. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

Angel Ortega

September 12, 2019

The 1078 Gallery hosted its first Chico Print Party; a gathering where artists can showcase and sell all different types of printed, visual art pieces. The event was organized by Micah Black, an artist originally from Chico. Black had always wanted to curate or organize an event in Chico to support...

Featured Artist: ‘Your Mom’s Favorite’ new Downtown Chico tattoo shop

Her focus and creative mind brought along the anticipation of a finished art piece. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Rayanne Painter

September 11, 2019

For the past 20 years, the corner of W. First Street by Celestino’s and Chico State has been a tattoo shop. The shop has been swapped from owner to owner over the years, but over the summer, tattoo artists Noe “Weezy” Alvarado and Morgann Villalobos have rebranded the space into th...

“Broken Open” gallery highlights Chico artists

Rayanne Painter

February 5, 2019

"Broken Open," an art exhibition focusing on sound, words and objects, is open at 1078 Gallery on Park Ave. in Chico. Featuring Chico artists, the gallery collaborates between three different art forms. Clay plates and oval dishes portraying colorful scenes, often of political discourse, hang on the wal...

School of the Arts Productions to host Chico Unplugged

Chico State's SOTA will host its Chico Unplugged competitions for three Thursdays starting Sept. 21. Image courtesy of SOTA.

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2018

Chico State's School of the Arts Productions will host the first of three musical competitions, Chico Unplugged, at the Madison Bear Garden restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 20. This biannual competition by SOTA allows the competition of singers and songwriters, for three Thursdays, to share their original...

Playlist of the Week – Seven Chico performers to watch

Playlist of the Week - Seven Chico performers to watch

Julia Maldonado

August 29, 2017

Here are seven performers that are from, have performed or went to school here in Chico. MAWD – Summer in a Dream – MAWD EP KLEZ – Loaded Gun – Here Right Now Scout – Serious – Single Citysick – Joyride – Get Better So Much Light – Full Body Mirror – Oh, Yuck Hobo ...

Local pointillist uses art to help refugees

Norm Dillinger gazes at his art. Photo credit: Carin Dorghalli

Carin Dorghalli

November 27, 2016

  Norm Dillinger's art is on point. Literally. He's a pointillist. Dillinger defines pointillism as "dots and dashes of color." This local artist has provided beauty to Orient Street in Chico since the early 70s. To keep his life upbeat, Dillinger provides himself with the things he wants—wo...

David Mcmillian Art Show

Getting lost in the pieces was a reoccurring theme at the art show because the characters were so creatively put together. The mixture of characters and poems kept the viewer engaged. Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

Jordan Rodrigues

November 14, 2016

The Naked Lounge hosted an art show featuring local artist David Mcmillian on Nov. 11. His show had a variety of different styles and messages conveyed through his art and about 15 total pieces were multimedia pieces of work. The show had a very mellow atmosphere that the venue helped create with their...

Behind the art: ‘One Artist, Four Visions’ by Ruben Heredia

Behind the art: 'One Artist, Four Visions' by Ruben Heredia

Elias Denny

September 16, 2016

"One Artist, Four Visions" is an art exhibit featuring the art of Ruben Heredia and is running from Sept. 1-24 at the 1078 Gallery in Chico. The gallery exhibits drawings and work from Heredia's the Mystery, the Metamorphosis, the Abstract works and the Mesoamerican Transformation series. More in...

Local artists display work at Thursday night market

Saturn Orion touches up the painting he is the proudest of. Photo credit: Cortneanne Campbell

Anisha Brady

September 14, 2016

The popular Thursday night market always unites the community of Chico. With its fresh and local produce and exotic food trucks, people are mesmerized by the plethora of food and overlook the talented, ingenious artists who share their talent. Saturn Orion “Happiness is a choice,” said street...

Market showcases artistic offerings

Max Valentine and Hayden Senter, both art majors, making prints for the Thursday Night Market attendees. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Sarah Scharf

April 20, 2014

Chico State School of the Arts presented Keep Chico Creative on Thursday night downtown at the Farmer's Market. The idea behind Keep Chico Creative is to encourage and inspire creativity in the community by showcasing the work of local musicians and artists, and allowing the organizations in Chico’s art community to engage ...

Cammies Music Festival kicks off with local hard rock and metal talent

Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy performs  at Cafe Coda for the 2014 Cammies hard rock/metal award. Photo credit: Matthew Vacca

Sarah Scharf

April 4, 2014

Some people don’t know that Chico is home to awesome musical talent of all genres.The Cammies Music Festival kicked off Thursday, showcasing these local artists and bands. Fans of hard rock and metal enjoyed energetic performances by live local bands Sorin and Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy, as well as mus...

Americana harmonies amaze cafe audience

Sarah Scharf

February 23, 2014

For anyone who loves bluegrass and Americana music, Mossy Creek delivers an energetic performance that really hits the spot. The seven talented members of the band took the stage at Cafe Coda Saturday night. The band consists of original members Pat Haley, who plays banjo, dobro and guitar, Kim...

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