RAD Napa is proud to link arms with the organizations in our community who have been furthering the cause of community transformation through public art in The City of Napa for generations. From local governments to nonprofits to small businesses, these are the advocates and visionaries that laid the foundation for a dedicated public art district in our community.
ONE RAD COMMUNITY
CITY OF NAPA
Founded in 1847, the City of Napa is considered the Napa Valley’s commercial center. Reborn in recent years, Napa is now home to more than 25 wine tasting rooms; numerous luxury hotels and inns; three live entertainment venues; a downtown Art Walk; a wide selection of shops, boutiques, and restaurants and the Rail Arts District—all located within walking distance to one another in the historic downtown. Napa is also home to Oxbow Public Market, which features artisanal foods and local wine, and the legendary Napa Valley Wine Train. For outdoor enthusiasts, the City of Napa also features four parks (Alston; Skyline; Westwood Hills and Trancas Crossing) and numerous trails open to equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers and dog walkers such as the Napa Valley Vine Trail.
PUBLIC ART IN NAPA
Public art first appeared in Napa in the 1970s, when the Napa Community Redevelopment Agency commissioned five sculptures that were placed in the downtown to enhance its image and encourage people to walk and shop in the area. A number of murals were also painted or installed on buildings primarily in the downtown, most of which were facilitated by the Napa Chamber of Commerce in the 1980s and 1990s. Around the same time, public art sponsored by private businesses and property owners began being installed with private development for the enjoyment of the public.
- Moon Gate: located at the southwest corner of First Street and Soscol Avenue
- Ars Longa Vita Brevis: (mosaic fountain) at Hatt Hall
- Cha Cha Cha: located at Napa Riverfront
- Fork: located at CIA Copia
- The Grape Crusher: located at the Meritage Hotel
ARTS COUNCIL NAPA VALLEY
Arts Council Napa Valley enriches the lives of Napa Valley community through connecting, advocating and leading our diverse arts and culture community. Since 1963, ACNV has been dedicated to advancing creativity through services for local artists, nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses in Napa County.