Our vision is to see a far-from-scenic route along the Napa Valley Vine Trail and the Napa Valley Wine Train tracks pulse with new energy, awe-inspiring sights, thriving businesses and meaningful dialogue through investment in and stewardship of a dedicated public art district in The City of Napa. We believe that when art becomes part of the fabric of a community, every citizen has the opportunity to see new possibilities and create a better future for all.
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Transforming a far-from-scenic route in the heart of Napa into a new cultural corridor.
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WHERE WE’VE BEEN + WHERE WE’RE GOING

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June 2014
June 2014 Members of the Napa Valley Vine Trail Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) committee begin focusing on improving Napa’s rail and bike corridor user experience through art.
December 2016
December 2016 Owners of the new Napa Valley Wine Train partner with the Napa Valley Vine Trail’s ACE, adding momentum and support to the artistic vision.
January 2017
January 2017 The Rail Arts District (aka RAD Napa) is formally launched. Under the direction of a steering committee, four “early win” projects are identified.
January 2017
January 2017 RAD Napa organizes its first Open House, an invitation for the community to co-create the future of the district.
January 2017
January 2017 RAD’s first mural, Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Bezt & Natalia Rak, debuts on the back of the Napa Valley Register building.
March 2017
March 2017 The district’s second mural, Chromadynamica for Napa by Felipe Pantone, is installed on the back wall of the Matthews Mattress building.
April 2017
April 2017 Floating Napa by Cinta Vidal debuts as a surrealist take on our city on the side of the NAPA Auto Parts building.
November 2017
November 2017 An homage to Napa Valley Vine Trail walkers and joggers, Begin and Continue by Napa artist Mikey Kelly is installed.
April 2018
April 2018 Jack and Jill by Bumblebeelovesyou, Infinite Tapestry Napa by Mars-1 and Daisy Chain by Bryan Valenzuela murals completed. 12 utility box art wraps by local artists installed across the District.
June 2018
June 2018 The Whine Train by Jeremy Fish and Rolling Portrait of a Firefighter by Fintan Magee installed.
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RAD LEADERSHIP

Napa Valley Vine Trail
Napa Valley Vine Trail

The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition is a grassroots non-profit with a vision to build a walking/biking trail system to connect the entire Napa Valley—physically, artistically and culturally. A founding member of RAD Napa, the Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition invested $50,000 in the initial creation of RAD.

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Napa Valley Wine Train
Napa Valley Wine Train

The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of Napa’s most distinctive food and wine experiences. Offering an authentic, memorable journey that echoes the glory days of train travel, it combines fine dining service, stops at some of the Valley’s top wineries, gorgeous scenery and ultimate relaxation aboard exquisitely restored vintage rail cars. The Napa Valley Wine Train partnered with Napa Valley Vine Trail to launch RAD Napa through an initial $50,000 investment.

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Thinkspace Gallery
Thinkspace Gallery

Founded in Los Angeles in 2005, Thinkspace is committed to the promotion and dissemination of young and emerging art. The gallery is a catalytic conduit for the emerging New Contemporary art scene, and is dedicated to the exposure of its tenets and its artists. Gallery curator and PR head, Andrew Hosner, is the curator of RAD Napa murals.

Above: Andrew with Natalia, Bezt, Greg & Scott

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RAD SPONSORS

Patrons

Brookstreet

Vine Trail

Wine Train Logo

Chuck Anne Mcminn

Noble House

Price Simms Logo

Napa County Special Projects Fund

Sponsors

Rebecca Lee

Ross Avedian

City of Napa

LAA

Phil VanderToolen

Strong & Hayden

Michael Holcomb

Ripley Design Group

SDG Architects

Holland and Knight

WT RAD

Summit Signal

River Terrace Inn

Lou Talini

Talini Inc.

Supporters

Lawrence Schnapp

Lauren Ackerman

Bollar Hirsch and Jennings

SLS Law Firm

Indigogo Community donors

Mike McCall

David Freilicher

David Helfrich

EnGeo

Paul Laine/Bay Cruise Photo

Dillon Point Properties/Custom Home Margin

Gerald Parrot

Napa Valley Ford Lincoln Mercury

CARE + FUNDING

A Private-Public Community Partnership

RAD is a designated 501(c)3 managed by members of the RAD Committee as set forth in our guiding principles and master plan. Fundraising for each project provides for the care of that installation for the duration of its life in the district. Private installations on private property are generally underwritten by private sources. Grants from the City of Napa and County of Napa, including the Transportation Improvement District, are potential sources for future funding.

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