Chico's Zoning Administrator approved our Conditional Use Permit! Thank you to everyone who sent letters of support—they definitely made an impact. The process isn't over yet, but we are one big step closer to bringing 1710 Park Ave. back to life!
Conditional Use Permit approved!
We're seeking letters of support for the Conditional Use Permit that we've applied for with the City of Chico. If granted, the permit will allow us to have amplified music performances in our new space at 1710 Park Avenue (with certain restrictions that will be specified in the permit).
Letters of support can be emailed to:
City of Chico
411 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928
Letter-writers should say they are writing in support of the approval a Conditional Use Permit for 1078 Gallery at 1710 Park Avenue. Letters from nearby residents and business owners would be especially good to have.
Please cc the gallery (firstname.lastname@example.org / 722 Flume Street Chico 95928) for our records.
Best hope for Chico's arts future
Thanks to the Chico News & Review editors for naming 1078 Gallery "Best hope for Chico's arts future" in their 2017 Best of Chico issue!
Gallery space update
We've found a new gallery space!
1078 Gallery is pleased to announce that we are close to signing a 5-year lease on the building at 1710 Park Avenue (the old Sierra Market). We're excited and think the space has lots of potential!
Once we sign a lease, we'll begin the process of applying for a costly Use Permit with the City of Chico (required for this location, based on recent changes to city code, in order to have amplified music,) and transferring our beer license to this new address.
In addition to the $5,646 Use Permit required by the city, we're going to have construction costs for building out the space, finishing the walls, adding gallery lighting, and sprucing up the exterior of the building.
All of these expenses are going to add up quickly! We are estimating that successfully establishing ourselves in this new space could cost as much as $30,000.
We're going to need your help to make this transition happenâ€”we'll be planning some serious fundraising for early 2018, and we may need letters in support of the Use Permit to present to the Chico city council. Of course if you just can't wait to help us out, you can always make a fast and easy donation on our website.
We're looking for a new space!
The board of directors of 1078 Gallery announces that after almost 11 years in our current location at 820 Broadway Street in Chico, we will be leaving the space at the end of May 2017.
The gallery, now in its 36th year of operation, is searching for a new location to house our visual art, literary, music and theater programming. We will be closed temporarily while we conduct this search.
Our upcoming show Alma Mudder, a ceramics show featuring former CSU, Chico students, will be the final show in this location, running May 4-27, with the reception on Friday, May 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The current gallery facility is the third location in the gallery's history. The gallery was founded at 1078 Humboldt Avenue in 1981 and later moved to 5th Street before moving to the current location in 2006.
The public can stay informed about our move and upcoming fundraising efforts by signing up for our E-newsletter on our website at 1078gallery.org.
The board of directors wishes to express its appreciation to the many volunteers, contributors and community members who have supported the gallery during our time at this location.
Contact Erin Wade (email@example.com) if you have questions or leads to share!