April 6, 2015, Napa, CA – The fifth annual Napa Valley Arts in April is in full swing, 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.

The fourth and final week, beginning April 20, 2015 is focused on the town of Calistoga and northern Napa Valley, offering a variety of events, culminating in the Engage Art Fair, the closing event for the fifth annual Napa Valley Arts in April. Week four highlights are below and previous highlights may be found in the Press Room on Visit Napa Valley’s website, http://www.visitnapavalley.com/press_releases.htm.

Calistoga Camera Club featured at Calistoga Spa Hot Springs

Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
1006 Washington Street
Calistoga, CA 94515
04/20/2015 to 04/26/2015

Calistoga Spa Hot Springs Resort is proud to present works of photographic art from members of the Calistoga Camera Club. The lobby of the Calistoga Spa Hot Springs will be converted into an art gallery to showcase the work of these talented artists. Media Contact: Michael Lennon, mlennon@calistogaspa.com. www.calistogaspa.com

Carlo Marchiori Art Studio

Villa Ca´ Toga
3061 Myrtledale Road
Calistoga, CA 94515
11 a.m.
$30 per person, $20 children 8 -12, children 7 and younger (accompanied by an adult) free

A behind the scenes tour of internationally renowned artist Carlo Marchiori’s Villa Ca’Toga. This Palladian villa is a glimpse into the private world of an artist, featuring a large salon and six other rooms decorated in trompe l'oeil frescoes. The gardens and grounds offer surprises of pools, statues, fountains, Roman ruins and 18th century follies. Media contact: Tony Banthuth, tour@catoga.com. www.catoga.com

Meet Artist, Author and Vintner Sherri Carter

Blue Horse Studios at Envy Wines
1170 Tubbs Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
04/25/2015 to 04/26/2015
12 – 5 p.m.

Discover the creative world of Sherri Carter, artist-in-residence at Envy Wines in Calistoga. Sherri's acrylic paintings are whimsical and expressive, featuring bold colors and strong, dynamic lines. She paints right outside the winery door, and guests are welcome to sip wine and watch her create. Her favorite subject are horses, although roosters have made their way onto her latest canvases. Media contact: Sherri Carter, sherri@bluhorsestudios.com.



Celebrate! Napa Valley
1435 N Oak Street
Calistoga, CA 94515
04/25/2015 to 04/26/2015
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$20 per person

Under the direction of artist Penelope Moore and selected artist-in-residence Mikey Kelly, ENGAGE Art Fair is a two-day art fair in Calistoga where art in every form converges under one roof to create an immersive sensory and interactive experience. Fusing food, wine, paintings, photography, sculptures, multimedia, installations, performers and participants alike, ENGAGE Art Fair breaks down the boundaries and barriers of traditional exhibition and compartmentalization of art into categories by blurring the lines entirely. Media contact: Carlene Moore, carlene@celebratenapavalley.org. www.engageArtFest.org

Several of the Napa Valley’s finest lodging establishments offer special Arts in April overnight 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, abradley@themeritageresort.com
  • 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, lheckaman@hallwines.com


  • 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, kini.sanborn@bardessono.com

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, ahamik@charliepalmer.com.


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 artsinapril@mountviewhotel.com. The package price starts at $159 per night and is valid April 1 – 30, 2015. Media contact: Debbie Greene, dgreene@mountviewhotel.com

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