January 11-19, 2020

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Public Art Division
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Napa does Art After Dark! This nine-day festival is FREE to the public and features iconic architecture that becomes the painting in a unique lighted art walk. Original artwork is created by local and international artists with installations at approximately 13 locations in Downtown Napa, the Oxbow District and other places within the City of Napa.

The Napa Lighted Art Festival is a celebration of creative arts, technology and lights, and supports innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. Artwork displayed this year will include light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, lighted sculptures and projects that use technology or interactivity.

Friday, January 17 | 6:30 pm

Lantern Parade

This fun-filled people parade will start and finish at Veteran’s Park and proceed down 2nd & 3rd Streets to include views of the nearby art installations in downtown Napa.  Cosmos Percussion Ensemble will be performing before the parade as well as leading the parade with their electrifying vibrations. Want to learn more about how to create your lantern? Click here for the Lantern Creation Guide.

VETERAN'S PARK

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The Napa Lighted Art Festival is fun for kids of all ages! Enjoy art, unique entertainment and delicious food throughout the day and night.

Artists Experiences

A series of daytime and evening gatherings to meet the artists and learn more about their installation.

First Presbyterian Church of Napa
Napa Downtown Association
Native Sons of the Golden West
Blue Note Napa Valley
Napa Valley Opera House
Napa County Historical Society

Arts Council Napa Valley (Local Art Agency Partner)
Embassy Suites Napa Valley
Andaz Napa
The Westin Verasa Napa
New Tech High School
3DVDT
Napa Community Projects

Monday – Thursday: 6-9pm | Friday-Sunday: 6-10pm

Culinary Experiences

Get reservations now for thrilling, new dining experience exclusively available at The CIA at Copia where 3D projections and a 6-course meal will wow your senses. Click here for more information.

Historical Tours

The Napa County Historical Society will conduct four illuminating tours of the five historic buildings featured in this year’s Napa Lighted Art Festival on both Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm.  Advanced reservations are recommended. Click here, for more information.

Napa Valley’s majestic hot air balloons will be uniquely displayed as part of this year’s Art After Dark experience. Several tethered hot air balloons will light up the sky at Oxbow Commons on both weekends of the festival. You won’t want to miss this stunning light show!

Night Bloom

Saturday, January 11 & 18 | Sunday, January 12 & 19 | 7 pm - 8 pm

OXBOW COMMONS (Weather Pending)

CIA COPIA

OGE GROUP - ANGELS OF FREEDOM

CIA COPIA

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OGE Group specializes in architecture, artistic projects, light designs and urban branding projects with highly creative, inspiring character. The studio was founded in 2007 by architects Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zahr. Their artwork, Angels of Freedom, is a beautiful social and interactive light art installation that reveals the inner beauties of everyone by turning them visually into angels. A stark reminder that everybody counts, is amazing and in need of love and care.. READ MORE >

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Culinary Institute of America

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First Presbyterian Church of Napa

THE PROJECTION STUDIO

LUKE JERRAM | MUSEUM OF MOON

Discover Downtown Napa’s finest wine & beer, live music & entertainment, and late night bites after the show.

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OGE GROUP – ANGELS OF FREEDOM
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Ross Ashton and Karen Monid are award-winning British artists creating internationally renowned works in projection and sound respectively. Their collaborative partnership has produced many notable works at some of the most iconic buildings and heritage sites worldwide. From the London Olympics to sell-out exhibitions in cathedrals, and commissions for light art festivals globally, their installations never fail to be thought-provoking and exhilarating. 
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Napa River Inn / Historic Napa Mill

MIKE GOULD | LUNCHBOXING WITH LASERS

NAPA RIVER INN / HISTORIC NAPA MILL

Mike Gould is a Michigan-based laser artist. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, he has been active in the laser display community since 2009. He has received four International Laser Display Association awards for his work in lumia lasers, projected laser art, and video. Lumia Lasers will appear on the Historic Napa Mill silo. Viewers of Lunchboxing With Lasers can direct the projections, varying the speed and brightness of the laser displays from control panels built into vintage lunchboxes with knobs made from crystal jewels.. READ MORE >

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Due to severe weather, the Napa Lighted Art Festival is canceling Wednesday (1/16/19) night's activities.  The festival will resume on Thursday evening (1/17/19)

Funding for the Napa Lighted Art Festival provided by the Napa Lodging Association.

BEYOND THE FESTIVAL

Extend your stay and enjoy all that Downtown Napa has to offer. From boutique shopping to wine tasting rooms and leisure activities, there’s plenty to do to keep you pleasantly occupied.

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