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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Want to help bring arts and arts education to California communities and schools? Contribute to the Arts Council Fund on your annual state tax return! It's simple, whether you're filling out paper forms or using tax preparation tools like Turbo Tax. Look for the “Arts Council Fund” in the Contributions section.  Contributions are tax deductible.  More information at: