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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The 21st Annual Oroville Salmon Festival is on Saturday Sept. 26 and the FRNC Dinner & Dance is Friday Sept. 25


The Salmon Festival returns to historic downtown Oroville overlooking the beautiful Feather River on Saturday September 26 from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. There will be a Street Fair, Food Court and Kids Zone, kids art activities, free Tours of the Fish Hatchery starting at 9 a.m., free shuttle bus service, BCOE Family Fun Day, free live music, @ Salmon Court, a Beer & Wine Garden and of course lots of GREAT FOOD. 

The Weekend kicks off with the Feather River Nature Center Dinner & Dance on Friday night, Sept. 25. At 6 p.m. there's a no host bar with music from 'The Crawlers', at 7 it's grilled Alaskan Salmon or Tri-Tip Beef with potato, green salad, roll, beverage and dessert. And at 8 it's dancing to the 'Charlie Robinson Trio'  on-the-levee at Salmon Court overlooking the beautiful Feather River. This fund raiser is not to be missed. Linen table cloths, great food and music in an elegant outdoor setting, plenty of on-site free parking, all as the sun sets and of course the Feather River complete with jumping Salmon. For tickets contact the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at 538-2542. Adults are just $25.00 and children under 12 for only $12.00. 


For more information go to


Feather River Nature Center BBQ Dinner and Kick-Off

6 p.m.- Friday, Sept. 25

 Buy your tickets online - click here!


Lake Oroville Website

Salmon Festival Facebook Page

Oroville city website

Oroville Chamber of Commerce website