FREE ART in Chico

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Chico has a welcoming feeling, made even more welcoming with FREE art ( on the outside of buildings, not just the usual white walls of a gallery).   Free can mean less respect for the offering but, it can also mean delight and awe.

When you stroll the downtown streets of Chico. YES, you can be a flaneur in Chico…the treelined streets, wide sidewalks, little eateries & galleries, and bountiful benches lend themselves to meandering and looking and seeing.  Take your coffee, or tea, and enjoy the slow pace.   OBSERVE what is not glaringly obvious.   You will discover a town with a lot of “secrets” which become unexpected gifts.    BIDWELL PARK is another pleasantry.   Large enough to spend at least half a day, walking through this treasure trove of nature’s beauty provides a deep relaxation and, in the summer especially, a respite from the withering heat.    ENJOY!

On the wall outside  Pluto’s, in downtown Chico, ( a brilliant eatery started by Stanford grads with a far-out menu of  fantastic salads,  and Thanksgiving dinner all year round!)  is a long wall full of art.

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Jaimie celebrates this vibrant  discovery ( and joy in the unexpected, and some rather good art too!) by spinning. Yes, the wide and welcoming sidewalks embrace this…along with the many Chico skateboarders too!

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Keep walking, right through the giant hand sculpture art….

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