Here it is Thursday morning the 17th of November and we are just days away from Christmas Preview. The students have been working on paintings for our winter show in the studio and the big group project for the window. I think this is going to be the best Christmas Preview of them all. I'm excited for Sunday and our BIG event. I've really enjoyed putting this one together. We started planning and preparing for it back in July. Many of the students did their Christmas paintings early to ensure they would be done on time. The big 40 x 60 group painting will be raffled off at the end of Christmas Preview. Come in and buy your tickets early or wait for the event. 
This Friday night the businesses on Third Street Downtown Chico are having a special event from 5pm to 8pm in honor of you our customers. Each business has planed something special, most will have refreshments and some will have live music. My business, Art E Studio will be open. I'm offering a once in a life time deal to all my customers. I've marked down eleven of my acrylic paintings to $11. The original prices range from $35. to $95. I've also set aside six of my 16x20 oil paintings and have marked them at $111. for this night only. These paintings sell for $720 each regularly. What's with all the $11's? Well this Friday is 11-11-11 and I thought it would be fun to play off those numbers.

You can check out what the other businesses are doing by going to What's happening On Third Street on facebook.