Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Jake Early Designs Chico Experience Week Series
Jake Early's (BA, Information and Communication Studies, 1994) design work and printmaking have earned him much notoriety. A California native, Early produces unique serigraphs on the printing press he designed and built in his Chico studio. His simple illustrative style, bold color palette, and strong depiction of place all resonate with collectors. Early's trademark is his use of metallic inks, created by mixing powdered metals into a clear ink base. These inks capture and reflect natural light, shifting the mood of each print as lighting conditions change. Early is designing a series of five prints to celebrate The Chico Experience. In collaboration with Chico Paper Company he will donate a portion of the prints' sales to the Chico State Alumni Association. The third print will be unveiled at a dessert reception, featuring the music of Tobin Roye on classical guitar during the 3rd Annual Chico Experience Week at Chico Paper Company on October 5, from 5–7:00 p.m. Early will be in attendance to answer questions and meet fellow alumni and fans. (First and second prints pictured above) Chico Paper Company is owned by alums Greg Strong (BA, Asian Studies, History, 1991) and Jana Donoho-Strong (BFA, Fine Arts, 1992). To RSVP for the reception, please call the alumni office at 530-898-6472. To avoid the possibility of the third print selling out before the unveiling you can purchase your signed/numbered print now. There are still unframed individual pieces of the "I" available, as well as other prints in the series. Click here or call 530-891-0900 to reserve yours today.
Early's work includes the popular Chico Landmark series, Chico Street series, Bidwell Park Centennial series, Chico Seasons, Bidwell Presbyterian, the Santa Barbara series, and his work with Neil Young and "My Morning Jacket" on their 2008 concert imagery, Chico Sideways series, National Parks Service "Whiskey town" and his latest: California Highway 1 series.
In addition to his degree from CSU, Chico, Early also studied at the School of Fine Arts in Seville, Spain.
Chico Paper Co.
Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend
Welcome to California's newest farm trail where you can taste why we are as proud of what we farm as much as where we farm. The Sierra Oro Farm Trail highlights not only an enthusiasm for local agriculture but also an excitement to share it with your family.
The Sierra Oro Farm Trail is a non-profit association of farmers and business people in Butte County with a shared passion for agriculture and our community. So whether it is a romantic weekend getaway or a family adventure, join us in celebrating a lifestyle that creates a trail of memories.
Chico Artoberfest is a month-long festival of arts & culture featuring more than 130 exhibits, concerts, art fairs and more. Enjoy a pop & blues performance by Joan Osborne or the folk & bluegrass music of icon Gillian Welch or storytelling by NPR favorite Garrison Keillor to special events like the National Yo-Yo Championships and Open Studios Tour.
America's No. 10 Art Town has something for everyone— from beautiful natural landscapes to world-class performances, art and entertainment to some of the best beer (Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is located here) and sweets (Shubert's Ice Cream Parlor, purveyor of ice cream and candy since 1938 was one of four finalists in Good Morning America's "Best Scoops in America" contest). It's all here. It's affordable. It's all waiting. What are you waiting for? Your Stay-cation just got better!
The Downtown Chico Business Association
The Downtown Chico Business Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and maintaining Downtown Chico as a vital and thriving retail and cultural center.
The Chico Chamber of Commerce
The Chico Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy organization representing more than 900 area businesses. Our mission is to Foster a Climate in Which Business can Operate Profitably.
The Chico Chamber of Commerce has five core objectives:
- Creating a Strong Loval Economy
- Providing Networking Opportunities
- Promoting the Community
- Representing the Needs of Business to Government
- Political Action