The Napa Valley showcases its wealth of art and artists from American Canyon to Calistoga for the sixth annual Napa Valley Arts in April, featuring works that span artistic disciplines, genres and decades. Dozens of special shows, openings and exhibits throughout the entire month of April 2016 provide an artistic feast.

Arts in April officially kicks off on April 4, 2016 with the opening of Napa Valley Collects at a reception at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, and closes with the Engage Art Fair April 30, 2016 and May 1, 2016 at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga.

Additional Napa Valley Arts in April 2016 highlights include:

American Canyon:

  • April 8 – 16: American Canyon Arts Foundation - 24th Annual Art Extravaganza

The Arts Foundation will hold its 24th Annual Art Extravaganza, hosted once again at Jamieson Ranch Vineyards.  This is a juried show, highlighting the works of artists throughout the North Bay. The exhibit runs April 8-16. The guest artist event and reception will be held Saturday, April 9, from 4 - 7 p.m. Media contact: Stephanie Gibbins,

  • April 9: Jamieson Ranch & Vineyards - Art & Politics:  A photographer's perspective

Napa Valley native Lynn Bogert Dykstra bought her first camera at age seven.  She moved to Washington, DC in 1986 and built a career photographing international and national special events. Her photography extends from Presidents Reagan to Obama and Dykstra will share her observations and stories at Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, with a reception following her talk. Media contact: Stephanie Gibbins,

  • April 10: Graffiti Art at the future Napa Valley Ruins & Gardens

Explore the proposed Napa Valley Ruins & Gardens in American Canyon, planned to be the catalyst for an entire new visitor experience at the south end of the Napa Valley.  The day include tours of the site, which has some of the most unique graffiti art in the North Bay, along with updates on the project and future plans. Media contact: Mark Joseph,


  • April 16-July 10, 2016: diRosa -- Paul Kos: rEVOLUTION

This exhibition highlights the work of Paul Kos, a leading figure of the Bay Area Conceptual art movement, through a number of site specific performances and art works produced at di Rosa between 1968 and 2000, as well as more recent works. Through film, photographic documentation, drawings, and sculptural elements, the exhibition reflects on Kos’ lifelong interest in the natural landscape and his deep relationship to di Rosa as medium and muse. Media contact: Stephanie King,

  • April 1 – 30: Napa Valley Wine Train Station - Friday Night Live Music

Enjoy live music with local artists at the Wine Train Station every Friday evening in April from 5 – 7 p.m. Small bites will be available along with wine tastings for purchase, as well as wines by the bottle in the Wine Train’s Wine Store with corkage waived for the event. Media contact: Kim Powers,

  • April 1 – 30: Hagafen Cellars – Showcasing local artists Weir & Mendelson

Visit the Silverado Trail winery marked with the large iron grape clusters of local artist, Richard Mendelson, at the entry and then enjoy the diverse found-object artworks in the garden along with the mosaics of Irit Weir, local artist.  In addition, Weir’s oil paintings adorn the walls of the tasting room and winery.  Media contact: Ernie Weir,

  • April 8: Napa County Library – Art in the Library

Visit the Napa County Main Library at 580 Coombs St. in Downtown Napa to view the acrylic and oil work of The Bay Area Studio Artists (BASA). Their work will be on display throughout the month of April.  The artist reception is Friday, April 8, from 6 - 7:30 p.m.  The Art talk begins at 6:30 p.m. Media contact: Stephnia Pramuk,

  • April 9: The Wine Foundry - Abstract Topophilia by Ben Joyce

Abstract Topophilia (Greek for 'Love of Place') was developed by Ben Joyce as a way for people to connect with, and experience a personal odyssey through the birds-eye vantage point of each piece. Visit The Wine Foundry to meet the artist and travel through the exhibit, including a striking, one-of-a-kind piece of Napa Valley, commissioned by the winery in 2015. Media contact: Monica LeLea,

  • April 9: Nancy Willis Studio - Charcuterie and the art of the MONOTYPE

In this unique offering Panevino maestro David Katz joins local printmaker Nancy Willis as a guest artist and brings along his famous charcuterie and artisan breadsticks for food for thought. The two will guide guests through the monotype process in a fun and spontaneous way. Media contact: Nancy Willis,

  • April 16: Creative-a-Tea - Creative-a-Tea's Artisan Fair

Creative-a-Tea’s Artisan Fair showcases booths of handmade arts and crafts from local artisans to celebrate Arts in April. Experience creativity at its best and meet the talented artisans of Creative-a-Tea, where crafts, tea and community blend together. Join for a day of shopping, refreshments, workshops and fun. Media contact: Robbie Critchley,

  • April 30: Kitchens in the Vineyards - Home & Garden Tour

Take a peek into five premiere homes in the Napa Valley, each styled by notable designers and florists. With a focus on entertaining, statement kitchens, stunning art, and outdoor lifestyles, this year’s self-guided tour delights patrons with an inspiring mix of both sleek and rustic elements. Meet local chefs and authors, and spend a spring day exploring wine country living. Media contact: Natasha Biasell,


  • April 1: Jessup CellarsBuskloose: Taking it to the Streets

Jessup Cellars welcomes back producer, music journalist, and author Heather Jacks for a month-long exhibit of photography for her upcoming multi-media book Buskloose. Shot by photographers Mike Gibbons & Benjamin Benoit, the book showcases a historical review of busking in the Bay Area. Her current book The Noise Beneath the Apple won 2013's Book of the Year–Performing Arts & Music. Media contact: Joel Quigley,

  • April 4: Napa Valley Museum – Napa Valley Collects

Napa Valley Collects features significant works from private art collections throughout the Napa Valley. The reception is 5 – 6 p.m. for Museum members and 6 – 8 p.m. for guests. The cost is $10 for Museum members and $20 for guests.  A selection of works from private collections, including pieces from world-renowned artists such as Rembrandt to Warhol to Andy Goldsworthy will be on display April 3 - May 31, 2016. Media contact: Kristie Sheppard,

  • April 16: Art, Sip and Stroll

The town of Yountville’s art walk and wine tasting includes personal appearances by featured artists. Although the route is walkable, the Yountville Trolley offers complimentary transportation. Stop by the Yountville Community Center for the debut of the art sale, featuring forty artists. Media contact: Karen MacKenzie,


•     April 3: Peju Province Winery - Garden to Table: A Florist Workshop

Stroll through Peju’s gardens and learn about the winery’s varied terroir and their approach to winemaking and viticulture. After the garden tour, enjoy a complimentary tasting of their current release wines paired with a selection of local cheeses. Guests will create a floral arrangement to take home. Media Contact: Emily Bryne,

St. Helena:

•     April 1: Harvest Inn - Harvest Inn Sculpture Garden

Gracing the grounds of Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer is a completely new curated art installation comprised of sculpture from artists across the Bay Area. The sculpture garden, commissioned by Chef Charlie Palmer, recognizes the synergy between art and nature. Each unique piece of art, composed of various mediums, is spread out upon eight acres of the iconic property. Available through 2016. Media contact: Ashley Hamik,

  • April 3 – 24: HALL Wines - Wine & Art Exploration

Wine tasting is woven throughout this experience, which features some of the most influential, internationally acclaimed artists working today. Media contact: Lisa Heckaman,

  • April 9 and 23: ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens - Artist Show and Tell

Become inspired by Napa Valley artist, Kate Salenfriend’s “living” oil paintings April 9 and 23 at ÆRENA’s St. Helena gallery in addition to being the featured artist of the month. A new body of work will be on exhibit at all three ÆRENA gallery locations throughout the month of April.  Media Contact: Mackenzie Reilly,

  • April 23: Markham Vineyards - Blues to Psychedelia

Visit the Markham Gallery and Tasting Room to celebrate the husband and wife installation that celebrates the enduring influence of southern Blues on contemporary music and the colorful abstraction of Psychedelic art. Meet the artists, Harold and Peggy Francis, and view their work while enjoying Markham wines, small bites and live music. Media contact: Marie Smith,


  • April 1 – May 27: Sterling Vineyards - 500 Years of Wine in Art

Selected from the Sterling Vineyards Print Portfolio, the exhibition presents examples of the printmaker's craft as well as a cultural appreciation of wine through centuries of art. The prints include work by fifteenth and sixteenth century artists such as Hans Baldung, Jose de Ribera and Lucas van Leyden, as well as later artists including Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso. Media contact: Graham Jones,

  • April 1 – May 1: Calistoga Spa Hot Springs - Calistoga Camera Club

Now in its third year, Calistoga Spa Hot Springs host the works of the Calistoga Camera Club.  Members of the club will display unique works of photography skill in large format. Think of high gloss chrome paper, aluminum, plexiglass and other materials used in an "In Your Face" presentation. Club members include amateur and former AP and National Geographic photographers. Media contact: Michael Lennon,

  • April 30 and May 1: Napa County Fairgrounds – Engage Art Fair

Engage Art Fair is a two-day art fair 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,

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 to encourage guests to dream big and paint their own masterpiece with easels, canvas, paints and brushes. The package also includes overnight hotel accommodations in a superior guestroom or suite, a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, daily breakfast credit, and $260 Spa Terra credit.  The package is available through April 30, 2016. Media contact: Andrew Bradley,
  • The Blackbird Inn is an historic, fully renovated California Craftsman inn in downtown Napa within walking distance to restaurants, wine tasting rooms, entertainment and more. Room rates include breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy 15 percent off a two-night stay in any room at the Blackbird Inn, plus two passes to Arts in April events. Valid Sunday through Thursday nights during the Napa Arts in April period. Passes will be presented upon check-in to package participants. Rates begin at $295 for a two-night stay, valid through April 28, 2016.
  • The Vintage Inn Arts/Villagio Inn & Spa Arts in April package includes two-night accommodations for two at either the Vintage Inn or Villagio Inn & Spa (Sunday-Thursday), complimentary bottle of wine at check-in, daily champagne breakfast buffet, and afternoon tea service.  The package also includes complimentary access to Spa Villagio's facilities and amenities on the day of your scheduled spa treatment, along with daily access to the hotel's fitness center. Relax with two 50 minute Wellness Massages at Spa Villagio, (Monday-Thursday). Valid Through: April 30, 2016.

A complete listing of Napa Valley Arts in April activities, community events and special lodging packages will be posted on March 1, 2016 at  To download images, follow this link.