The first event is "Chico Palio" on the 25th of September. This all day event is the "Artober Fest" kick off. You can read more about all the activities on http://www.artoberfest.org/. I have signed up for a booth to help promote my art school, Art E Studio. Some of my teenage students will be helping me out by showing their art work and talking about how they created them. We will be having an art project for anyone who wishes to participate. We will be creating ATCs (Art Trading Cards) with watercolor paint and color pencils. The event is from 10am to 3pm. If you are Downtown that day stop by our booth and say Hi.
The second event is "Open Art Studio Tour" here is the web site for this event http://www.chicoartcenter.com/gallery/upcoming-exhibits.htm. My studio is #41 in the tour guide. I have lots of new work on the walls to show you. Along with prints, art cards, and my miniature paintings. I've been cleaning and organizing my studio on the free moments that come up.
Both the events are very exciting. There will be lots of art and artists throughout the month of October. Something for everyone to see and enjoy.