Founded in 2016, the Rail Arts District Napa (RAD Napa) is envisioned as a free outdoor contemporary art museum. RAD Napa begins in Napa’s Oxbow District and continues northward for two miles along the Napa Valley Vine Trail bike and pedestrian path and the Napa Valley Wine Train tracks. Murals, sculptures, landscaping, and parks are just some of the examples of how these semi-industrial areas and neighborhoods are being enlivened and transformed by the district. RAD Napa believes in the cultural, educational, and economic value of public art. RAD Napa is a 501c3 nonprofit organization conceptualized by the Napa Valley Wine Train and the Napa Valley Vine Trail and is enthusiastically supported by the City of Napa, and members of the local arts and business communities.
This isn’t just a community beautification plan. This is RAD Napa.
A RADICAL VISION OF TRANSFORMATION
We believe that public art is generative. When art moves into the neighborhood, creative momentum courses through the community and it transforms for the better.
— SCOTT GOLDIE, Napa Valley Wine Train; Co-Founder RAD Napa
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ART & ARTISTS
Lend Your Canvas
We’re partnering with property owners who love the RAD vision and want to transform their buildings, fences and grounds into canvases for art. If you’re passionate about promoting meaningful dialogue, sparking economic opportunities and leaving a legacy through art, we want to hear from you.
RAD isn’t just community beautification. It’s placemaking at its most exciting, and you’re invited to be a part of it. We seek gifts as well as in-kind support from corporate and private sponsors to underwrite artists’ fees and travel, artwork production and installation costs, district maintenance and promotion, and more. Leave your mark on the world’s next great art district.
Do you believe in the cultural, educational and economic value of public art in The City of Napa? Then consider supporting RAD as it creates a new, dedicated public art district in Napa Valley. No gift is too small to make a difference and every donation is tax deductible.