About Friends of the Arts


Friends of the Arts promotes communication, education, economic development, arts, culture 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
500 Main St., Ste 150
Chico, CA  95928



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Upstate Community Enhancement Foundation

6th Annual Chico Silent Film Festival

Come be a part of Chico’s first Silent Film Festival.  This event will be held on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2.  

The Chico Silent Film Festival will feature world-class pianist Frederick Hodges and reel films provided through the generosisty of the late David Shepard of Blackhawk Studios.  

Cost details: 

  • $10 adults, per film block
  • $2 for children 12 and under
  • FREE to children 5 and under
  • $25 for an all-festival pass 

Location: Chico Women’s Club  |  592 E. Third St.  |  Chico

Tickets available online or by calling 530.228.2860

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017