Arts in April

Inspiration Beyond the Vine

Come experience the Napa Valley's most creative month. The seventh annual Napa Valley Arts in April will showcase over 40 arts and culture events across the Napa Valley from American Canyon to Calistoga and in between.

In addition to the independently produced events that dot the idyllic valley at wineries, museums and galleries, the county will host five central city events that celebrate each town’s unique scene. With four weeks of special events, you'll see just how many beautiful things are cultivated here in the legendary Napa Valley.

Arts in April is a time of countywide celebration of the arts. In 2016, over 90 independently produced Arts in April events filled local calendars with special experiences and offerings.

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Calistoga

SARAFORNIA: The Arts of Calistoga  |  March 30 - April 2

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Join us for a four-day grassroots celebration of Calistoga's bohemian spirit. Begin your cultural deep-dive with FLOWER BOMB, an exhibition featuring floral interpretations of iconic masterworks and local original artworks.

Continue the adventure with the third annual ENGAGE Art Fair, a unique and interactive showcase of local and Bay Area artists. The weekend will include family-friendly art activities, public artwork throughout town by artists Lisa Kaplan and Karen Lynn Ingalls.

Enjoy the vibrant Storytelling Speakeasy at TANK Garage Winery, highlighting the art of storytelling, poetry and live music in the style of popular podcasts This American Life and The Moth.

You're invited to kick back with some Calistoga culture this spring - get out and get boho!

 

St. Helena

Arts in the Streets  |  April 15, 12-3pm

 

St. Helena's Lyman Park will come alive with arts and culture for the town's celebration of Napa Valley's Arts in April.

"Arts in the Streets" is a nod to the beautiful complexity of St. Helena's modern and multicultural identity from generations of winemaking families to our rich Latino community – St. Helena is made great by its cultural diversity.

In the spirit of this theme, the park will come alive with community interactive art with Nimbus Arts, poetry from the Napa Valley Writer's Conference, culinary delights from the Napa Valley Cooking School and music from local bands across the valley!

Please join us in celebrating each other through the arts.

 

Yountville

Art, Sip & Stroll  |  April 22, 11am – 5pm

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We invite you to visit the beautiful Town of Yountville to celebrate the arts! Starting at the Napa Valley Museum where parking is plentiful, pick up your Art, Sip & Stroll wristband, visit the galleries, and enjoy your first tasting stop at the beer garden.

Across the street enjoy the Lincoln Theater's Grand Lobby where Chelsea Ritter-Soronen will be exhibiting her show Creases and begin your wine tasting experience.

From there, board the Yountville Trolley to Washington Street where over 40 artists, 10 wineries & tasting rooms and live music await.

 

American Canyon

AmCan By the Bay: Earth Day and the Arts  |  April 22, 1-4pm

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AmCan By The Bay is an Earth Day celebration that will focus on all things green in a beautiful wetlands environment at the Napa River Bay Trail, located at 625 Eucalyptus Drive.

The event will feature informational booths, food, live entertainment, kids activities, raffles, and fun outdoor recreation. The city will partner with the American Canyon Arts Foundation to highlight Napa Valley Arts in April with Plein Air painting and a special installation and arts activation by bird enthusiast and artist, David Tomb.

 

Napa

FLOW: Arts at the River  |  April 30, 11-4pm

 

FLOW: Arts at the River brings together music with the performing and visual arts in an artful afternoon in Oxbow Commons. Stroll along and listen to buskers on the Oxbow switchbacks, throw down a blanket for free performances on the Festival Napa Valley stage, enjoy interactive arts activities by Napa’s high school students and be part of the art in a community sing.

Take a stroll over to the new Rail Arts District (RAD) to watch Spanish street artist Cinta Vidal as she  paints the third RAD mural and help artist and RAD member Kristina Young sort material for her Quake Mosaic, a public art piece addressing the devastation of the 2014 Napa earthquake.

Festival Napa Valley finishes the day with a FREE public concert in Oxbow Commons by renowned Cuban pianist and performer, Aldo López-Gavilán.

Come join us for the vast creative culture in the City of Napa!

 

 

Napa Valley Arts in April is a production of Arts Council Napa Valley with major support from Visit Napa Valley and the County of Napa

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For more information on how to participate, or to become a sponsor, please contact: artsinapril@artscouncilnv.org