5th Annual Napa Valley Arts in April

With the city’s historic architecture, renowned restaurants and beautiful scenery, it is only appropriate that Napa Valley Arts In April focuses on engaging all the senses. Throughout the month of April, Napa’s local artists and attractions have the opportunity to share their creativity through special offerings and unique exhibits. Below are just a few of the ways that visitors and locals can celebrate the arts in Downtown Napa this April.

Special Offers: All Month-Long

Art of Relaxation Package at The Meritage Resort and Spa
Celebrate the arts at The Meritage Resort and Spa, where you can spend the day painting in the property’s beautiful hillside vineyard with the Art of Relaxation Package. This seasonal special includes overnight accommodations in a guest room or suite, a bottle of sparkling wine, two 50-minute spa treatments at Spa Terra, an easel with paints and brushes, and more.


“Inspiration Station” on the Napa Valley Wine Train
Practically a work of art itself, the Napa Valley Wine Train is hosting “Inspiration Station” in celebration of Arts in April. Featuring original paintings and fine art giclées of local artist and prominent winemaker Heidi Barrett, the event will be held throughout April at the Wine Train Depot.

Special Events: One Day Only

“Which Came First, The Sofa or the Painting?” at West End Napa: April 4
Napa Valley artists Sue Bradford and Nancy Willis understand that integrating artwork into your home can be challenging. With this in mind, they are facilitating an engaging round-table discussion – Which Came First, The Sofa or the Painting? – about living with art. Join them at West End Napa to peruse home furnishings and paintings while enjoying light snacks and wine tasting.

“Cuba – Glimpses” at Back Room Wines: April 4
“Cuba – Glimpses” is a collection of photography, drawings and paintings by Napa artists Elizabeth Bush and Mark Mattioli. This exhibit, inspiring by the artists’ visit to Cuba in 2014, will be available to the public at Back Room Wines. The event will also include Cuban-inspired snacks, local wine and Cuban music.

Artist Reception with Victoria Temple: April 10
Petaluma artist Victoria Temple will host a discussion of color and painting in the early 20th century following a two hour reception at Mason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room. At the reception, event attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy Temple’s color-inspired works along with cheese and complimentary Mason wines.

The Art of iPhotography at Andaz Napa: April 17
Celebrate the world of smartphone photography at Andaz Napa with legendary photographers Baron Wolman and Knox Bronson. The Art of iPhotography is limited to 50 attendees and will include a presentation, appetizers and wine.

Artist Closing Reception with Heidi Barrett: April 28
In conclusion of “Inspiration Station,” the Napa Valley Wine Train is hosting a special Artist Closing Reception with Heidi Barrett. The evening will feature live music by pianist Andrew Moore, small bites, and a special Heidi Barrett wine tasting and bottle signing.

With such an abundance of exciting opportunities, April is the perfect time for a visit to the beautiful Napa Valley. Many of Napa’s hotels and B&B’s are within walking distance to the above offerings, making it easy to plan a relaxing and inspiring getaway.

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