About Friends of the Arts


Friends of the Arts promotes communication, education, economic development, appreciation and collaboration in Butte County. Events are hosted throughout the year where community members have the chance to enjoy silent films, make sculptural horses, attend a jazz festival and more! Large community events and campaigns include Artoberfest, Chico Palio, the Oroville Salmon Festival, the Silent Film Festival and the Nor-Cal Jazz Festival.



Contact Friends of the Arts

Debra Lucero
Upstate Community Enhancement Foundation - Friends of the Arts
805 Whispering Winds Lane
Chico, CA  95928
530-342-8243 FAX



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2015 Dates TBA


Nor-Cal Jazz Festival 


 The Usual Suspects of Redding at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s Big Room

History in the making ... musicians from both days in Chico and Redding signed several original posters.

The Bumptet rocked the Big Room with big sound!

Charlie Robinson and Dave Elke at Sierra Nevada's Big Room