Napa and the Napa Tourism Improvement District have joined forces to bring the first Lighted Art Festival to downtown.

The illuminating art festival will light up the streets, buildings and nighttime sky while animated art work is projected onto a variety of buildings throughout downtown and the Oxbow District. Nine original art works will brighten the night sky for nine days.

The displays, accompanied by music, can be enjoyed after dark nightly from 5–10 p.m. beginning Saturday and running through Sunday, Dec. 17.

The buildings included in the inaugural festival include: CIA at Copia, 500 First St.; Winship Building, 942 Main St.; Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St.; First Presbyterian Church, 1333 Third St.; Riverfront building, 700 Main St.; Riverfront Promenade at Historic Napa Mill, Fifth Street; Napa River Inn, 500 Main St., and Napa Valley College Performing Art Center, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway. 

The artists who have contributed their lighted art displays to this festival include David Sullivan, Cecil Lossy and Eddy McLay, Marissa Carlisle, Geoffrey Hicks, Festival of Lights Berlin, Ross Ashton, Courtney Egan, Andrew Wade Smith, and Hugh Livingston.

For more information and to download a map of the buildings that will feature lighted art, visit