The purpose of art is washing the dust of our daily life off our souls.
~ Pablo Picasso
The Arts. Expression fueled by a creative impulse. Seen in a drawing, painting, photograph, or sculpture. Heard in music or during a theatrical performance. Or, tasted in food and wine. Napa Valley dedicates an entire month to celebrating Art in all its forms during Napa Valley Arts in April.
The celebration presents an amazing selection of festivities. Some of the festivities include:
- art shows
- community art collaborations
- artists receptions at wineries
- acoustic music
- watercolor demonstrations
- hands-on glass art making experience
- live landscape painting in a vineyard
- winery art tours
- pottery & crafts
Other special events:
Robert Mondavi Winery Art Tour
From Monday, April 6 to Friday, April 10 Robert Mondavi Winery presents a complimentary tour of sculptures in their permanent collection, paintings on a rotating exhibit, and of course, wine tasting. Space is limited so make sure to claim your spot today.
Wine, Dine, Art in the Vines
Join two Napa Valley artists on Thursday, April 9 for an Artmaker Dinner. Partake in discussions about art, photography, winemaking, and collecting while enjoying a specially created menu from the chefs at Napa Valley’s La Taberna restaurant paired with their newly released ART HOUSE wines. Artists are John Bonick, one of California’s top abstract artists, and, Dona Kopol Bonick, an exceptional photographer whose compelling bodies of work draw you in and tell a story.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way - things I had no words for.
~ Georgia O’Keefe
Art, Sip & Stroll
Presented by Yountville Arts, this 3rd annual Art Walk with wine takes place on Saturday, April 11th. Guests will be able to easily walk the trail and the Yountville Trolley will be on hand at no charge. Meet artists, attend the first Art Show and Sale, and enjoy wines from local wineries including Hope & Grace Wines, Cornerstone Cellars, Black Stallion Winery, and more. Proceeds benefit Yountville Art Fund.
Wine, Brunch & Sculpture Garden Tour
Also on Saturday, April 11th, guests are invited to Auberge de Soleil to enjoy a one hour guided walk through Auberge’s sculpture garden with a glass of wine in hand. After the walk, guests are invited to enjoy a Bellini and a la carte brunch on the Terrace at The Restaurant at Auberge.
bASH - A Wine & Food Pairing Competition
On Saturday, April 18th, inside the historic barrel room at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone in St. Helena, 25 student chef teams and 10 local chefs will create stunning bites to pair with St. Helena wines from 35 wineries. Meet student and professional chefs, visit each expertly paired tasting station, then vote on the best pairing.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
~ Edgar Degas
Contact Pure Luxury for your private transportation to these and all other events in Napa Valley.