Must-See: Napa Lighted Art Festival

Experience the magic of Napa this January as it transforms into a large-scale art gallery at the 2nd Annual Napa Lighted Art Festival! The free, open-air illuminating art festival returns Jan. 12-20, 2019 with two new, exciting events. Here are a few reasons why you can’t miss it:

Stunning animated artwork will be projected onto iconic downtown buildings and the streets of Napa after dark.

You’ll get to see light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, lighted sculptures and projects that use technology and interactivity. Bookmark this interactive map to plan your route.

This year the festival will feature impressive work by Birgit Zander (Language of Love) from Germany and UK-based artist Luke Jerram (Museum of the Moon).

Photo by @edsimmons @visitgreenwich

The best part about the Napa Lighted Art Festival – it’s not just a show, but a full-on experience.

Photo by The Grand Reserve at the Meritage

Sit underneath the Constellation Light Sculpture, an LED overhead sculpture by artist Christopher Schardt, at The Grand Reserve at The Meritage. Enjoy wine and beer tastings and a free shuttle service to and from Downtown Napa.

Photo by Scott and Dana Halvorson.

Journey further into art at the Symposium Series, featuring free lectures, film showings and food and drink demonstrations. Click here for a full schedule.

Take a stroll along the famous Vine Trail for Art After Dark with the Rail Arts District (RAD) to see seven illuminated murals.

Enjoy live music performances at many of Downtown Napa’s clubs, wine tasting rooms and music venues.

Bring your own lantern on Jan. 18 and join other locals and visitors at the Lantern Parade through a procession of art installations at Veteran’s Park at 6:30 p.m.

Or get mesmerized at the Night Bloom hot air balloon show at Oxbow Commons Jan. 12-13 and Jan. 19-20 at 7 p.m.

Enjoy exceptional art, live entertainment, food and drinks at the 2ndAnnual Napa Lighted Art Festival 6 – 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 and 19, Sunday, Jan. 13 and 20, and 6 – 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 through Thursday, Jan. 17.

There’s so much to see and do during this 9-day festival! Take advantage of lodging specials and enjoy it all to the fullest.