March 30, 2015, Napa, CA – The Fifth Annual Napa Valley Arts in April has begun, when the valley showcases its wealth of art and artists from American Canyon to Calistoga. Featuring works that span artistic disciplines, genres and decades, Napa Valley Arts in April 2015 offers an artistic feast of exclusive events, openings and exhibits throughout the entire month.

Week three, April 13 - 19, 2015 is focused on the towns of Rutherford and St. Helena, offering more than a dozen events. Week three highlights are below and previous highlights may be found in the Press Room on Visit Napa Valley’s website,

Creative Wines, Live Paintings and Live Music

Flora Springs - The Room
677 South St Helena Highway
St. Helena, CA 94574
04/18/15 and 04/19/15
2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

April 18 and 19 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.: Acclaimed singer-songwriter John Brazell will perform his original acoustic/pop songs. John regularly plays with the folk-rock ensemble “Branches,” a nationally touring act that has opened for Family of The Year and MUTEMATH, to name a few. His song “City Girl” was recently featured on the TV show “Reign.”

April 18 at 3 p.m.: Watch artist Joshua Nissen King paint his works, which will be showcased through the month of April. The San Francisco based Joshua Nissen King, who has roots in Napa, draws from childhood memories resulting in vivid painted landscapes.  

April 19 at 2 p.m.: Dante Stewart’s artwork strikes a balance between the brightness of life, and the serenity of the afterlife. Dante has been working at Flora Springs – The Room for two years. Engaging and unassuming, he rarely speaks of his past or passion. After witnessing his talents first-hand at The Room, Dante was recently commissioned to design and create an upcoming wine label. Media contact: Jake Podesta,,

Wine & Art Exploration

HALL Wines
401 St. Helena Hwy.
St. Helena, CA 94574
04/13/2015 to 04/19/2015
Daily, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Tour and tasting is $40 per person

Join Hall St. Helena on Monday, April 13 - Sunday, April 19 for a unique and inspiring tour of the property encompassing the Hall’s renowned contemporary art collection. Wine tasting is woven throughout this experience that inspires all of the senses. Featuring some of the most influential, internationally acclaimed artists working today such as John Baldessari, Jaume Plensa, Peter Wegner, Nick Cave, Jim Campbell, and many others. Media contact: Jocelyn Hoar,

Contemporary Art in Rutherford

Peju Province Winery
8466 St. Helena Highway
Rutherford, CA 94573
04/13/2015 to 04/19/2015
Daily, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

During Arts in April, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting in the upstairs art gallery between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., April 13-19, 2015. Guests are invited to roam the beautiful and manicured gardens at Peju and enjoy the collection of sculptures carefully placed throughout the Rutherford Estate. Continue the tour by visiting the second-floor art gallery as part of the unique Peju Napa Valley experience. With a line-up consisting of award winning artists, the quality of art represented is acclaimed locally and nationally. Media contact: Dan Gaffey,

Pottery & Crafts in Pope Valley

Pope Valley Winery
6613 Pope Valley Rd.
Pope Valley, CA 94567
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tour & Tasting is $10 per person

Enjoy an exclusive Tour & Tasting on April 18th while viewing beautiful wine themed Pottery by Atlas Peak Pottery & Crafts.  The tour includes an exclusive food and wine pairing and introduction to the artist of Atlas Peak Pottery & Crafts, Fran Brady Padilla. Media contact: Megan Daniels,

The Internal Monologue: Gordon Huether’s Creative Exploration and Expression

St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery
8440 St. Helena Highway
Rutherford, CA 94573
3 – 5 p.m.
$30 per person

Guests of St. Supery will enjoy a Single Vineyard tasting, lecture, and gallery tour featuring acclaimed artist Gordon Huether, who will talk about his continuous creative exploration and his internal expression through his fine art. Though known primarily for his large-scale work, Huether shares some of his internal monologue, or how his fine art comes to be. Huether’s projects have included art installations for private corporations, airports, transportation centers, parking garages, hotels, universities, hospitals, recreation centers, civic buildings, libraries, and museums. He is proud to have been awarded 70 public art awards and more than 160 private commissions nationwide and abroad. Media contact: Jenna Sanders,

Wine, Brunch & Sculpture Garden Tour

Auberge du Soleil
180 Rutherford Hill Road
Rutherford, CA 94573
10:15 a.m.

Brunch is $65 per guest. Gratuity and additional alcoholic beverages excluded.

Auberge du Soleil & Ærena Galleries provide an intimate insiders experience at one of Napa Valleys’ hidden artistic treasures. Enjoy a one-hour guided walk through the Sculpture Garden at Auberge du Soleil with a glass of wine in hand with one of the curators of Ærena Galleries. After the personalized tour, curators will bring guests to the Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil to enjoy a Bellini and an a la carte Brunch on the Terrace (weather and space permitting). Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Media contact: Lea Wilson,

bASH - A Wine & Food pairing competition

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
2555 Main St
St. Helena, CA 94574
6 – 8:30 p.m.
$100 per person

A delicious opportunity to sample the creative artistry of CIA students and St. Helena chefs paired with 35 of St. Helena's world famous wines. Students from all over the world enroll at the CIA to work under the careful tutelage of the renowned CIA staff. This is an opportunity to meet these young chefs before they become world famous. Media contact: Dave Yewell,,

Rosgal Gallery at Cairdean Estate Unveiled

Cairdean Estate
3111 St Helena Highway North
St. Helena, CA 94574
1 – 5 p.m.

Cairdean Estate, Napa Valley’s wine and food village and new destination, opens Rosgal Gallery in April, in conjunction with Napa Valley Arts in April. Rosgal Gallery will host a variety of artists and creative works through rotating exhibitions in its exquisite space. This public unveiling features artists on hand to demonstrate and speak about the featured works. All guests of their tasting room will receive a complimentary splash of Sauvignon Blanc, and for every bottle sold, Cairdean will donate $5 to Creative Change, a program that benefits the arts in Napa Valley. Media contact: Edwin William,

Curated Tour With Kelleen Sullivan

Sullivan Vineyards
1090 Galleron Road
Rutherford, CA 94573

As a professional fine artist, Kelleen Sullivan interlaces classic and contemporary techniques into extraordinary forms with her dynamic imagery and concepts.

Reflecting both her thought process and classic art training, Kelleen’s work delivers a strong sense of composition and unbiased use of the positive and negative space to achieve harmony and balance. From this framework emerges an aesthetic that appeals for its raw zeal. Kelleen has shown her work all over the world, including Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;Rome, Italy; Oslo, Norway; as well as in Hong Kong. Her artwork is sought by large corporations and private collectors worldwide, including well-known collector Michael Jordan. Kelleen will be at the winery on April 19 to walk people through her artwork in the winery gallery and the private residence. Media contact: Sonyia Grabski,

Uncovering Modern Art in Napa Valley - One Hop at a Time

Harvest Inn & Hall Wines
401 St. Helena Hwy. South
St. Helena, CA 94574
2 – 5:30 p.m.
$15 per person

Neighboring St. Helena properties HALL Wines and Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer introduce a fresh and contemporary art 'Hop-Up' experience during Arts in April. With art installations of rabbits at both the resort and the winery, including the 35-foot Bunny Foo-Foo at HALL St. Helena and as part of the 26-piece sculpture garden at Harvest Inn, it is  only fitting that the two Napa Valley destinations partner together for a joint cultural experience during the month-long Napa Valley arts promotion. Guests will enjoy a guided art tour and tasting at both properties along with an afternoon of artist talks. Media contact: Ashley Hamik,,

 Several of the Napa Valley’s finest lodging establishments offer special Arts in April packages.   A highlight of these packages include: 


The Meritage Resort offers the “Art of Relaxation” package, which includes overnight accommodations in a guest room or suite, a bottle of sparkling wine, easels with paints and paintbrushes to use in the resort’s hillside vineyard, and two 50-minute spa treatments. The package is available through April 30, 2015 and starts at $718, for a two-night minimum, or $359 per night. Media contact: Andrew Bradley,

 Senza presents an “Arts at Senza” overnight package, which includes the opportunity to view Senza’s new art collection, curated by owners Craig and Kathryn Hall, overnight accommodations in one of the hotel’s new luxury suites, a bottle of HALL wine and a complimentary wine tasting for two at HALL Wines. The minimum two-night package is available Sunday through Thursday only through April 30, 2015 and is $349 per night. Media contact: Lisa Heckaman, 


Bardessono features overnight accommodations in a luxury suite, a private tour of the hotel’s rotating artwork and sculpture on display, an “art-inspired” appetizer and two beverages at Lucy Restaurant & Bar, and a map of the Yountville Art Walk. The starting rate for this package, which is available through May 1, 2015, is $685 per night. Media contact: Kini Sanborn,

St. Helena:

Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer offers a "Paint 'n Sip" hotel package, featuring an overnight stay in a deluxe room, a welcome bottle of wine, easels, brushes, and paints set up in view of the Mayacamas Mountains and the vineyards. The package starts at $350 per night and includes a VIP wine tasting at HALL Wines. Media contact: Ashley Hamik,


Mount View Hotel & Spa in Calistoga invites Arts in April celebrants to enter the hotel's fourth annual Arts in April Art + Photography contest for the chance to win a future stay in an Artist Winery cottage and a Hydrotherapy mud bath for two. Reserve an Artist Winery Cottage and receive an easel, canvas and paints, ready to create a masterpiece for entry. Entrants may also email photos of their artwork to The package price starts at $159 per night and is valid April 1 – 30, 2015. Media contact: Debbie Greene,

A complete listing of Napa Valley Arts in April activities, community events and special may be viewed at  To download images, follow this link.