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About Keep Chico Weird

Weird is good. When we say, “Keep Chico weird,” it’s another way of saying, “Keep Chico fun and interesting. Keep Chico from being ordinary and boring.” While it’s true that we are well known for our big park and our big school, to really get the flavor of Chico, you have to include all the unique businesses, active and adventurous arts-makers, freaky groups, roadside oddities, and most of all, the quirky and sometimes flamboyant characters—all the funky artists, twirling hippies, street people, theater geeks, politicians, crusty punks, community rabble-rousers, and hipsters.

Absent the weirdness, Chico would just be another rural Nor Cal city. Only mini-malls and party bars would make Chico a dull city. We need weirdness of all stripes, and with our annual Keep Chico Weird issue, plus the Keep Chico Weird Art Show, the Chico News & Review celebrates them all—the bright and colorful people, places and organizations that make Chico …“Chico.” CN&R


Hey, weirdos!

Chico needs you again. The Chico News & Review is once again planning to celebrate your strange, freaky, bizarre, unique approach to making art! Submissions are now being accepted for the seventh annual Keep Chico Weird Art Show, happening March 19-22 at the 1078 Galley.

  • Art in all mediums is eligible (including performance art for the reception on March 19)
  • Must be 18-over to submit

Here's how to enter

To be considered for Keep Chico Weird Art Show, submit an image of your art. Include a short bio, as well as any pertinent internet links, plus contact info. If you'd like to perform as part of the reception entertainment, send us a video of your act.

Send submissions to Selected entrants will be notified within a week or so from the deadline.

Deadline for submissions is Feb. 28, 2020.

Email your submission

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Chico News & Review
353 East Second St
Chico, CA 95928