New Napa ARTwalk Sculptures Give New Face to Public Art Scene

By Samie Hartley, Napa Valley Register
Sculpture: Guermo en Inverno by Jamie Burnes
Image Credit: Israel Valencia

Some of the new sculptures in downtown’s Napa ARTwalkseries are easy to spot. A turtle sunbathes on Main Street near Napa Creek. A bull stands solemnly, staring West on First Street. A hummingbird stretches its wings at the corner of Main and Third streets. Others are hidden gems, tucked into corners of downtown Napa that require a little investigation, but are worth the journey.

“I noticed the new sculptures right away,” said Napa resident Katie Pratt. “I’ve lived here for five years, so this is the second time I’ve seen the ARTwalk evolve, and I love what I see. These sculptures are such a wonderful addition to the downtown area.”

Pratt joined dozens of art appreciators as they strolled the streets of downtown Napa Thursday evening during the community kickoff for the latest incarnation of the Napa ARTwalk, which has been a special feature to downtown Napa since 2010.

Fourteen sculptures by 15 artists line First Street from City Hall to the Oxbow Market and Main Street from Pearl Street to the historic Napa Mill at the end of Fifth Street. This year’s Napa ARTwalk is distinct because there is no central theme among the displayed sculptures. Read more…

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