It only stands to reason that the same region that devotes itself to the ultimate in food and wine experiences would also seek to please the visual senses. Napa Valley is home to a wide assortment of art studios and galleries representing local painters and sculptors. Even better, it has several areas where you can enjoy original art for free.

Put these venues on your short list for your next artistic adventure in Napa Valley.

Rail Arts District (RAD) Napa

The Rail Arts District is transforming a semi-industrial corridor of town into a two-mile-long outdoor art gallery at the junction of the Napa Valley Wine Train and the Napa Valley Vine Trail. Come here to see murals, sculptures, and creative gateways.

RAD Napa – Rolling Portrait of a Firefighter by Fintan Magee


Napa Art Walk

This is a biannual, rotating exhibition of juried sculptures created by artists from all over the United States. The walk takes you around downtown Napa. All of the sculptures in this exhibition are for sale. Ten percent of all sales made during the exhibition support future Napa Art Walk exhibitions. Visit the website for an Art Walk map.

Napa Art Walk – Solar Flare by Patricia Vader


Yountville Art Walk

The town of Yountville's pedestrian-friendly atmosphere has a one-mile stretch of main street that is perfect for taking a walk and enjoying the collection of outdoor public art of approximately 35 sculptures. Each piece is for sale, and since its inception in 2009, more than 40 sculptures have sold. Visit the website for an Art Walk map and accessible audio tour.

Yountville Art Walk – Nautilus by Jessica Bodner


HALL Wines in St. Helena

As you drive up-valley and approach the town of St. Helena on Highway 29, you can’t miss the 35-foot-tall sculpture of polished stainless steel, Bunny Foo Foo, by Lawrence Argent. Wander inside and you’ll get a glimpse of a spectacular collection of contemporary art by internationally acclaimed artists, including John Baldessari, Nick Cave, and Jaume Plensa. For the full experience, you’ll need to book the winery’s Wine and Art Exploration experience.

HALL Wines


Open Studios Napa Valley

Held over the last two weekends in September each year, Open Studios is a free, self-guided art discovery tour that will take you to dozens of studios showcasing artists all across the valley.

Open Studios Napa Valley