January 12th - 20th, 2019

#DoNapaLights Agenda

Make a trip of it with your friends and family by experiencing the Napa Lighted Art Festival and more.

5 PM - 10 PM

Light Show

Take in the art after dark by exploring Downtown Napa and the Oxbow District.

Charted transportation via Laces and Limos is available to book in advance or during the event. 
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Choose from countless lodging properties, from world-class luxury hotels to charming bed and breakfast inns, all conveniently located within easy walking distance to Downtown Napa. 


City of Napa

Public Art Division


Public Art Division

Napa does Art After Dark! Iconic architecture becomes the painting in this unique lighted art walk. Original artwork created by local and international artists will be installed at approximately 15 locations in Downtown Napa and the Oxbow District. 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 18, 2019 | 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.


After Dark

Bars and Nightlife

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

Choose from countless lodging properties conveniently located within easy walking distance to Downtown Napa to cap off a memorable night.



The Next Day

Shopping & more

Head to Napa’s iconic shops – it’s the perfect time to pick out gifts for the holidays!


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

Arts Council Napa Valley (Local Art Agency Partner)
Embassy Suites Napa Valley
Andaz Napa
Westin Verasa Napa
New Tech High School

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


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

5 PM - 10 PM

Symposium Series

A series of daytime & evening discussions on various topics including art, light, the technology of projected art, stained glass, and more! A variety of food options will also be available during the Symposium Series.

After Dark

Art After Dark with RAD

See all the latest Rails Art District (RAD) murals at night! Take a short stroll along the Vine Trail between Vallejo Street & Jackson Street to see RAD’s 6 latest murals that glow in the night sky. 


Music Downtown

Live music performances will take place throughout the festival, both on the streets and inside downtown Napa’s clubs, tasting rooms and music venues. Check back soon for more information!

Ross Ashton’s years of experience have produced an instinctive understanding of the relationship between artwork and structure, light and surface, object and subject. The size and scale of his work has led to his being commissioned for both stand-alone works and broader based large shows designed and created for national and international audiences. Seen by millions, his work never fails to be thought-provoking, moving and exhilarating.


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 12 & 19 | Sunday, January 13 & 20 | 7 pm



Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts 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 5km of the moon’s surface. Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways, both indoors and outdoors, altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science. The Museum of the Moon will be installed in the amphitheater at the CIA at Copia during the Napa Lighted Art Festival. 


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

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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. 

“Light is life, light is energy, light speaks all languages and connects peoples” - Birgit Zander, founder and producer of the Berlin Festival of Lights in Berlin, as well as creative head and partner of many other light art events and projects worldwide.



Submergence is a large, immersive walkthrough experience. It uses over 4,000 individual points of suspended light to create feelings of presence and movement within a physical space. The installation transforms space into a hybrid environment where both virtual and physical worlds coincide. As you enter the piece, you walk into a space occupied by both real and virtual components, and you can affect both. The piece moves through several movements, creating a semi-linear 12-minute piece. Each movement has its own elements, atmosphere and responsiveness, all open to one’s own interpretation.



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.  

The artwork will be displayed at the Riverfront Building on 3rd and Main Street every 15 minutes. The piece references a philosophical term described by Plato in Timaeus as a receptacle, space, or an interval. It is neither being nor nonbeing but an interval between in which the “forms” were originally held.  Plato tells that The Khora is the third kind (triton genos) outside of Being and Becoming, thus beyond language, before the existence of time, as if in a dream.