Napa Valley Destination Council
With an eclectic mix of art galleries, performance venues and museums, Napa Valley offers a vibrant and thriving art scene rich in cultural offerings for guests to discover. Visit local galleries featuring works of established and emerging artists; learn more about the region’s fascinating history at several area museums; enjoy a leisurely stroll through a variety of sculpture gardens; marvel at the mix of old world and new architectural detail found at several stately wineries; attend one of The Napa Valley’s many annual art and music festivals; or enjoy an evening out and take in a show or concert at one of the area’s historic theatres.
Last summer, the City of Napa and Arts Council Napa Valley launched the Napa ARTwalk program in downtown Napa, a juried collection of 10 sculptures. Brochures with maps are available throughout downtown and visitors can enjoy a self-guided audio tour. www.napaartwalk.org
Art gallery meets nature preserve on 87 hectares in the Napa Valley’s famous Carneros appellation. More than 2,000 works by more than 900 Northern California artists – including Robert Arneson, Robert Bechtle and Nathan Oliveira – are shown in three expansive galleries and a stone winery house. www.dirosaart.org
Take a self-guided tour of several metal and glass sculptures by public artist, Gordon Huether, placed throughout the beautiful town of Yountville. www.Yountville.com
Many Napa Valley wineries let you experience wonderful art while enjoying the region’s prized wines. Perfect pairings include paintings, sculpture and photography in contemporary, modern and emerging schools.
The Napa Valley offers a diverse mix of museums and galleries that chronicle the region’s stories from its environmental heritage to its commercial and cultural history. Tour museums to learn more about the land and the legends behind The Napa Valley. Peruse galleries showcasing everything from fine art to handcrafted glass to masterful sculptures.
Performing arts are also a big draw in The Napa Valley. Historic as well as new venues host singers, dancers, orchestras, bands, theatre and improv artists.
For a deeper immersion into The Napa Valley’s art and cultural scene, take in the various art and music events and festivals throughout the year or join workshops to try your hand at everything from glass making to painting the region’s picturesque landscape.
For more information about Napa Valley art galleries, exhibits, festivals and events and more, visit www.legendarynapavalley.com. Additionally, the Arts Council Napa Valley provides a calendar of upcoming arts and cultural events in The Napa Valley at www.artscouncilnapavalley.org.