The Napa Valley showcases its wealth of art and artists from American Canyon to Calistoga for the sixth annual Napa Valley Arts in April with dozens of special shows, openings and exhibits throughout the entire month.
Arts in April officially kicks off April 7 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 and May 1 at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga.
A complete listing of Napa Valley Arts in April activities is available at VisitNapaValley.com/artsinapril. Some of the Napa Valley Arts in April 2016 highlights include:
— April 8-16: American Canyon Arts Foundation Art Extravaganza: The Arts Foundation’s juried show highlights the works of artists throughout the North Bay from April 8-16. The guest artist event and reception will be held Saturday, April 9, from 4-7 p.m.
— April 9: Jamieson Ranch & Vineyards — Art & Politics: A photographer’s perspective featuring works by Lynn Bogert Dykstra, who built a career photographing international and national special events and presidents from Reagan to Obama.
— April 10: Graffiti Art at the future Napa Valley Ruins & Gardens: Explore the proposed Napa Valley Ruins & Gardens in American Canyon. The day includes 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.
— April 16-July 10: di Rosa — 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 artworks produced at di Rosa between 1968 and 2000. Through film, photographic documentation, drawings and sculptural elements, the exhibition reflects on Kos’ lifelong interest in the natural landscape
— 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.
— April 1-30: Hagafen Cellars — Showcasing local artists Weir & Mendelson: The work of Richard Mendelson marks the entrance to this Silverado Trail winery; inside are works by Irit Weir, as well as found-object artworks and mosaics in the garden.
— April 8: Napa County Library – Art in the Library: Visit the Napa County Main Library at 580 Coombs St., Napa, to view the acrylic and oil work of The Bay Area Studio Artists (BASA). The artist reception is Friday, April 8, from 6-7:30 p.m. The art talk begins at 6:30 p.m.
— April 9: The Wine Foundry — Abstract Topophilia by Ben Joyce: Meet Joyce, who developed Abstract Topophilia (Greek for “Love of Place”), commissioned by the Wine Foundry in 2015.
— April 9: Nancy Willis Studio — Charcuterie and the art of the Monotype: 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, email@example.com.
— 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.
— April 1: Jessup Cellars – Buskloose: Taking It to the Streets: Jessup Cellars welcomes back producer, music journalist and author Heather Jacks for a monthlong exhibit of photography for her upcoming multimedia book “Buskloose.”
— April 16: Art, Sip and Stroll: Yountville’s art walk and wine tasting includes a show of works by 40 artists at the Yountville Community Center. The Yountville Trolley offers complimentary transportation.
— 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 wine and cheese and create a floral arrangement to take home.
— April 1: Harvest Inn—Harvest Inn Sculpture Garden: Explore the new art installation by Bay Area sculptors
— April 23: Markham Vineyards—Blues to Psychedelia: Visit the Markham Gallery and Tasting Room to meet the artists, Harold and Peggy Francis, and view their work while enjoying Markham wines, small bites and live music.
— 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 15th and 16th century artists such as Hans Baldung, Jose de Ribera and Lucas van Leyden, as well as later artists Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso.
— April 1 – May 1: Calistoga Spa Hot Springs—Calistoga Camera Club: Members of the club will display their works. Club members include amateur and former AP and National Geographic photographers.
— April 30 and May 1: Napa County Fairgrounds – Engage Art Fair: A two-day art fair fuses food, wine, paintings, photography, sculptures, multimedia, installations, performers and participants.