January 11th - 19th, 2020

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Napa does Art After Dark! FREE to the public, this 9-day festival features iconic architecture becomes that  the painting in this unique lighted art walk. Original artwork created by local and international artists will be installed at approximately 16 locations in Downtown Napa, the Oxbow District and other places within the City of Napa. Supporting the innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium the Napa Lighted Art Festival is a celebration of creative arts, technology and lights. Artwork displayed at this year’s Napa Lighted Art Festival will include light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, lighted sculptures and projects that use technology or interactivity.

Friday, January 17, 2020 | 6:30 pm

Lantern Parade

Everyone can be a part of Art After Dark!  This fun-filled people parade will start and finish at Veteran’s Park and weave through the various art installations in downtown Napa. All ages are encouraged to participated and create a lantern. A perfect event for the family, be a part of this community art celebration. No fire is allowed, please use battery operated lights. 

VETERAN'S PARK

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Enjoy art, entertainment and delicious food both day and night during this year’s Napa Lighted Art Festival.

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

Monday – Thursday: 6-9 p.m. | Friday – Sunday: 6-10 p.m.

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 6 different tours of the seven historic buildings featured in this year’s Napa Lighted Art Festival.

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)

 LOCATION: CIA at Copia

Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations, and live art projects. Living in the UK, but working internationally for 20 years, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. The Museum of the Moon was inspired by living in Bristol and noticing the huge tidal variation as he cycled over the Avon Cut each day.

Did you ever wonder what the dark side of the moon looks like? This art installation will provide a rare opportunity for visitors to orbit the moon without leaving the ground. Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork and at an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimeter of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents ... READ MORE >

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SQUIDCOLLECTIVE | SUBMERGE

Culinary Institute of America

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First Presbyterian Church of Napa

BIRGIT ZANDER & DANIEL BANDKE | LANGUAGE OF LOVE

LUKE JERRAM | MUSEUM OF MOON

Discover Downtown Napa’s finest wines, entertainment and late night bites after the show.

Thank You To Our 2019 Sponsors

LUKE JERRAM | MUSEUM OF THE MOON
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BIRGIT ZANDER & DANIEL BANDKE | LANGUAGE OF LOVE

LOCATION: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF NAPA

Back by popular demand, the artwork that was presented in Napa for the very first time in form of a special video projection last year has been reworked and refined for this year’s festival. Language of Love, expressed in breathtaking illuminations, is a light art concept from Birgit Zander and celebrated its premiere at the Festival of Lights in Berlin, projected on one of the most famous landmarks, the Berlin Cathedral. Birgit Zander intends to create a symbol for the great importance of love and the connection of human beings and cultures ... READ MORE >

FIND LODGING

See all the latest Rail Arts District (RAD) murals at night! Take a short stroll along the Vine Trail between Vallejo Street & Jackson Street to see RAD’s 7 latest murals that glow in the night sky.

Art After Dark with RAD

January 12-20

VINE TRAIL

HYPERBINARY | TRITON GENOS
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The Riverfront Building

HYPERBINARY | TRITON GENOS

LOCATION: THE RIVERFRONT BUILDING

Be amazed by this talented group of artists from the Czech Republic. They will be joining the festival for the first time this year. They are bringing a piece that is a continuation of their infamous Khora I and II projection mapping installations from Prague and Torun, Poland ... 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.