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.
RAD MAJOR PARTNERS
The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition is a grassroots non-profit with a vision to build a 47 mile long 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.
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.