March 23, 2015, Napa, CA – The Fifth Annual Napa Valley Arts in April begins next week, 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 offers an artistic feast of exclusive events, openings and exhibits throughout the entire month.

Week two, April 6 through 12, 2015 is focused on the towns of Yountville and Oakville, offering more than a dozen events, highlights include:

Winemaker's Private Collection

hope & grace
6540 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599
04/06/2015 to 04/12/2015
Tasting is $15 per person

Exclusively from winemaker Charles W. Hendrick's private collection, visitors may sip on limited produced Napa Valley wine, while strolling through various styles of art, including abstract, oil on canvas, lithography and conceptual art. Charles will be there to explain how and why he acquired the art, in addition to any questions one may have about his other art, hope & grace wines. Media contact: Natalie Hurley,

O'Brien Estate presents Tim Howe

O'Brien Estate
1200 Orchard Ave
Napa, CA 94558
04/06/2015 to 04/12/2015
Daily from 12 – 3 p.m.

Join O'Brien Estate on April 6 as they present local artist, Tim Howe who will paint landscapes from their vineyard while chatting with guests and enjoying O’Brien Estate wines. Media contact: Steve Distler,

Robert Mondavi Winery Art Tour

Robert Mondavi Winery
7801 St. Helena Hwy
Oakville, CA 94562
04/06/2015 to 04/10/2015
Daily at 11 a.m.

Robert Mondavi Winery will offer a complimentary tour of the winery’s permanent collection of Beniamino Bufano’s sculptures. The tour will also include the rotating exhibit of paintings by landscape artist Gregory Kondos in the winery’s famous Vineyard Room. A wine tasting is included. The tour is limited to 15 guests each day; advance reservations are required. Please call (800) 766-6328, option 2, for reservations. Due to the nature of this tour, they cannot accommodate children under 13. Media contact: Ainslie Bruneau,

The Art of Creation at Domaine Chandon

Domaine Chandon
1 California Dr.
Yountville, CA 94599
04/06/2015 to 04/12/2015

Join Domaine Chandon for the “Art of Creation,” highlighting their newest art installation as well as their popular permanent collection. Tour the property's curated art collection at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. On Friday, watch a demonstration of ceramic clay firing. Wine Country Clay, artists-in-residence at Domaine Chandon since 2011, will be onsite with a demonstration of the ceramic process: Firing and Forming 2 – 5 p.m. On Sunday, meet Bay Area artist Dennis Puglisi at 2 p.m. Dennis will lead a tour of his art and share the inspiration behind his remarkable paintings including a series based at Domaine Chandon. Media contact: Lori Narlock,

Art & Antique Appraisal Day with Bonhams

Napa Valley Museum
55 Presidents Circle
Yountville, CA 94599
10 a.m. to Noon and 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
$10 per item, limit 5 items per person

At this lively event, international auction house Bonhams will provide appraisers from several collecting areas who will provide participants with verbal market values of their property. Bonhams appraisers will be available in the following specializations: Fine Wine, Fine Art, Furniture & Decorative Arts, Books & Manuscripts, Asian Works of Art and Jewelry. For a small donation, collectors may bring their items to be professionally evaluated. Media contact: Kristie Sheppard,

TasteMaker Series: Busking ~ Taking it to the Streets with Author Heather Jacks

Jessup Cellars
6740 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599
7 p.m.
$35 per person

The Jessup Cellars April Edition of its ongoing TasteMaker Series features producer and music journalist Heather Jacks, author of The Noise Beneath the Apple. Jacks will share her vision and creative experience on what became a stunning, multi-media production. In 2013, the leading-edge project won Book of the Year - Performing Arts & Music. In addition to creating a 200-page collector’s edition art-style book full of high quality photographs and intimate stories from 35 groundbreaking buskers (street musicians) in NYC’s underground music scene, Jacks’ project includes a full-length vinyl LP, ongoing blog, documentary short, and a remake of Billy Joel’s New York State of Mind. Jessup Cellars wines, along with thematic pairing bites, will be on this All Senses menu of artistic expression, Media contact: Joel Quigley,

The Phantom of the Symphony: A Musical Mystery - Lollipops Concert

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
100 California Dr.
Yountville, CA 94599
Shows at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Have you ever wondered where sound comes from, how it is made and how it travels? Symphony Napa Valley presents the Air Ensemble, musicians of the Lincoln Theater Artist in Residence Program, as they take guests through a musical mystery of sonic proportions. Children and parents alike will learn about classical music, different musical instruments and sound production through this exploratory chamber music concert performed in a welcoming and creative environment. Following the concert there will be a musical instrument “petting zoo” where everyone can touch, feel and even play different instruments with the musicians. Although concert is geared toward children five years or younger, all are welcome to attend. Media contact: Josepha Bertolini:

Art Sip & Stroll

Yountville Arts
6516 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$10 for an all-day tasting bracelet. All proceeds go to the Yountville Arts Fund

Yountville Arts invites guests to the Annual Art, Sip & Stroll, an afternoon of fine wines while strolling through the Art Walk. While the route will be easily walk-able, the Yountville Trolley will run all day to transport visitors through town, free of charge. Tasting bracelets will be available at each artist tent. Meet the artists and peruse booths from some of Napa Valley’s finest artists. Media contact: Kristie Sheppard,

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 lodging packages will be posted on March 1, 2015 at To download images, follow this link.