Fun Fact #34
In March 1883, the "tramp season" was in full swing. Five were "put off the passenger train" in Gridley at this time.

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The Open Studios Arts Tour allows the public to see a variety of artists work on display. The tour begins with an opening reception and preview on Friday evening October 10th, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Chico Art Center Gallery, 450 Orange St. Each artist on the tour will have one work on display. This will give you a chance to see the range of work available on the tour. Enjoy this festive evening in one of the areas finest galleries - located in the historic Southern Pacific Train Depot. Food prepared by special local restaurants and coffee shops will be available for your enjoyment. Studios are open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. You are welcome to visit all the studios: Your favorites and those new to you. Artists can be creative in almost any space imaginable: a garage, a barn, a converted room, an industrial warehouse, a downtown walk-up. Open Studios Art Tour is a rare opportunity for the public to join artists in their creative environments and to converse with them about their work. It is also an opportunity for collectors to meet the artists whose works are in their homes. Your art purchases not only give artists the gift of recognition, but also provides further incentive to create and enrich our community. For more information please visit, or call 530-895-8726.


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