Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/domains/stage.explore.publicartarchive.org/public/wp-content/themes/salient/nectar/redux-framework/ReduxCore/inc/class.redux_filesystem.php on line 29
Chico, California - Public Art Archive
was successfully added to your cart.


Chico, California

Chico, California

Population: 93,293
Type of Requirement: Voluntary

Visit Website

Contact Information

Physical Address:
Arts Commission
411 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928

Main Contact:
Deborah Presson, City Clerk
Email Deborah | 530.896.7250

Program Summary

The Policy establishes a voluntary public art in private development program. Development projects recommended for the program are:

  • Multi-family residential projects with more than twenty-five (25) units;
  • Single-family detached developments of twenty-five (25) or more units;
  • Commercial, industrial, institutional, and public building projects with building budget exceeding two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00); and
  • Any remodeling project of an existing building with a budget in excess of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00), which improves or enlarges spaces in the building regularly frequented by the general public, or which is located in a highly visible public area.

Developers are encouraged to contribute to the public art program by acquiring and installing public artworks or art treatments with a value of one percent (1%) of the building budget as part of the project. The City will assist developers in the public art process at the time a permit application is made. Alternatively, developers may contribute funds to a City Art in Public Places Fund to be used for public art projects within the city.

View Voluntary Policy

Spirit Flags (2008). By Cal Ling. City of Chico, CA, Collection. Courtesy: Cal Ling