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View photos and details of public art installations in downtown and around Chico.


Learn more about the public art in Chico with narrated videos.


walking tour

Download a PDF of the Downtown Art Benches and Pedestal Art Seat Project and use the walking map.

Public Arts Program

As you wander around downtown and the wider area of Chico, you'll come across a variety of vibrant and eye-catching artworks such as colorful murals, shining sculptures, tiled benches, water fountains, and other art installations. These pieces not only beautify our sidewalks, alleys, building walls, and parks, but also help to cultivate a lively and inclusive community.


The following is a non-exhaustive inventory of outdoor public art in and around downtown, which has been funded by both public and private sources.


During the summer, CACF offers free Downtown Chico Public Art Tours. Be sure to visit our Chico Arts and Culture Foundation channel where videos of many pieces are available. Or download the Walking Map to lead your own tour of the Art Benches and Pedestal Art Seat Project.

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