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With so many opportunities to enjoy the arts, it’s no wonder Chico has been ranked “Best Small Art Town in America” by author John Villani in his book The 100 Best Art Towns in America. Downtown Chico is a vibrant center for culture in the community, hosting numerous galleries and studios, the historic Blue Room Theatre, live entertainment at The Senator Theater, independent and foreign films at the Pageant Theatre and beautiful public artwork and murals. Plus, just outside of Downtown, artists and art lovers take great pleasure in the cultural offerings of Chico State, the Chico Cabaret, the Chico Community Ballet, the Chico Theater Company and the Chico Art Center.

In addition to these outstanding cultural attractions, Chico hosts a number of exciting events throughout the year, notably the California Nut FestIval in spring, the Annual Passport Weekend along the Sierra Oro Farm Trail and Artoberfest in October, as well as several prominent tours. The Open Studios Art Tour, the self-guided Spring Blossom Tour, the self-guided Winter Migratory Waterfowl Tour and the Historic Downtown Walking Tour are among the favorites.

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