Think all there is to Napa is vineyards, tastings and fine dining? Experience a different side at RAD, where towering wall murals paint the scenery, artist-provocateurs mingle with world-class vintners and a new creative community is reimagining our city’s gritty heart.

The best way to appreciate our outdoor public art gallery is on foot or bike on the Napa Valley Vine Trail or aboard one of the Napa Valley Wine Train’s many routes. Parking is available at the Napa Valley Wine Train Station located at:

1275 McKinstry Street
Napa, California
94559

WHERE TO GO + HOW TO GET AROUND

FROM San Francisco

Follow US-101 and CA-37 E to CA-121 N in Sonoma County. Take exit 460A for CA-37 toward Napa/Vallejo. Continue onto CA-37 E. Follow CA-121 N and Old Sonoma Rd to McKinstry St. in Napa. Park at Napa Valley Wine Train at 1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559. RAD Napa runs along a two-mile, semi-industrial section of the Napa Valley Vine Trail, adjacent to the Napa Valley Wine Train tracks.

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FROM OAKLAND

Follow on I-980 E from 14th St and Castro St. Follow CA-24 E and I-680 N to CA-12 W in Solano County. Take exit 39B from CA-12 W/I-80 W. Follow CA-12 W, CA-221 N and Soscol Ave to McKinstry St in Napa. Park at Napa Valley Wine Train at 1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559. RAD Napa runs along a two-mile, semi-industrial section of the Napa Valley Vine Trail, adjacent to the Napa Valley Wine Train tracks.

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FROM SANTA ROSA

Head northeast on 4th St toward Old Courthouse Square. Continue onto CA-12 E. Take Arnold Dr and Napa Rd to CA-12 E/CA-121 N. Continue on Old Sonoma Rd. Drive to McKinstry St in Napa. Park at Napa Valley Wine Train at 1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559. Follow signs to RAD’s Southern Gateway located at Vallejo Street at Soscol Avenue. RAD Napa runs along a two-mile, semi-industrial section of the Napa Valley Vine Trail, adjacent to the Napa Valley Wine Train tracks.

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FROM SACRAMENTO

Get on CA-99 S/I-5 S from I St. Take I-80 W to CA-12 W in Solano County. Take exit 39B from I-80 W. Follow CA-12 W, CA-221 N and Soscol Ave to McKinstry St in Napa. Park at Napa Valley Wine Train at 1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559. Follow signs to RAD’s Southern Gateway located at Vallejo Street at Soscol Avenue. RAD Napa runs along a two-mile, semi-industrial section of the Napa Valley Vine Trail, adjacent to the Napa Valley Wine Train tracks.

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NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN

With tracks parallel to RAD’s two-mile footprint along the Napa Valley Vine Trail, the Napa Valley Wine Train offers the most luxurious way to take in the towering murals and evolving sights of the district.

A not-to-be-missed food and beverage experience, the Wine Train offers a collection of dining journeys, gourmet tasting tours and full-day itineraries that are reminiscent of the glory days of train travel aboard immaculately restored and luxuriously appointed vintage rail cars.

Visitors interested in coming aboard can learn more and book their journeys at www.winetrain.com. When you ride the Napa Valley Wine Train, an optional $1 per person donation to RAD is added to every check.

VISITING RAD? TAG US!

With new art going up all the time, no day at RAD is ever the same. Help the greater RAD community keep up by following @RADNAPA and sharing your favorite sites and works of art when you visit by using the hashtag #RADNapa. Here’s a look at what’s been going on in the district.

Sacramento artist Susan J. Silvester brings her whimsical art to our #RADNapa utility box project! "My interests lie in the use of imagery, specifically young adolescents, creatures, and imaginary landscapes as a vehicle to express emotions and relationships. The work is influenced by art history, current events, pop culture, fairy tales, and my own personal history. The narrative is psychological, rather than literal."
LEND YOUR CANVAS to #RADNapa!  If your commercial property lies within the Rail Arts District, it could be eligible to house Napa’s next major art installation. 
We’re actively seeking building owners who believe in our vision and would like to support RAD by lending their “canvas” to our outdoor gallery. Call or email us to learn about next steps and the curatorial process. https://www.radnapa.org/connect/#get-involved
@napa_quake_mosaic is coming together! Congrats to artist Kristina Young for her vision and diligence in bringing this piece to life. It's truly a community effort, a perfect summer activity for adults and kids. 
You're invited to contribute! #NapaQuakeMosaic
We're pretty excited to debut our new website to you all! www.radnapa.org  #RADNapa is a place, a project and a message. A new, two-mile long outdoor art gallery where the Napa Valley Vine Trail and Napa Valley Wine Train meet. A collaborative of everyday citizens, business leaders, city officials and artists who believe in the generative nature of public art. We look forward to bring more RAD art to Napa!
Have you seen M. Parfitt's work along the trail? We love hearing the story and the process behind each artist's approach! "Four years ago, I started making collages on ordinary playing cards. I make one every evening, and I now have over 1600 of them. I go into the studio with no preconceived ideas; I just start with a pile of random paper scraps - magazine pages, photocopies of antique images, gift wrap, junk mail - plus odds and ends like ribbon, fabric, hair, and found objects. The collage comes together somehow. It’s all stream-of-consciousness and go-with-the-flow. Usually a title will pop into my head before the piece is finished, and sometimes.  I have no idea how the title relates to the collage but I accept it. This collage project has been (and continues to be) an exercise in  accepting randomness and serendipity. I used to plan my work very carefully, but now that seems so boring. It’s exciting to not know what I’m going to end up with every evening. For the RAD Napa project, I bought a deck of 8” x 10” cards so I’d have more room to work and incorporate elements, but the process was the same. What do the cards mean? Whatever you want them to!" #RADNapa 📸 by @BirdmanPhotos
We're high lighting each of our utility box artists and first up is Joy Bertinuson and her artist statement: "Due to the size of the utility box being that of a small building, such as a storage shed, I wanted to create the illusion that the metal surface was instead composed of building materials such as wood, stone, and brick. I was inspired by looking at images of various wineries in the area, and of old train depots. The exploded view, seen on one side of the box, is in reference to the earthquakes of the past and the “melted” view, on another side, refers to the more recent
devasting fires. 
I was also thinking of tipsy wine-train travelers questioning their sobriety upon viewing the distorted melting architecture.
The interior of the box remained somewhat of a mystery, so I used images of the insides of electrical boxes, and train-terminal boxes, as points of reference all found online. The faux textures, of woodgrain etc., provided a chance to camouflage imagery relating to the railroad and the wine country region, so that viewers might make those discoveries while biking, or walking, along the bike path." #RADNapa 📸 by @BirdmanPhotos
Happy 4th of July! Will you be downtown for the fireworks at Oxbow Commons?  Plan to come early, walk the RAD, and enjoy our collection of public art. Enjoy murals by local and international muralists, as well as our wrapped utility boxes featuring local artists. The first box begins at the @Winetrain station, and are installed all the way to California Blvd North. It's a great family friendly walk or bike ride.  Thank you for enjoying and appreciating the art we're bringing to #NapaValley, stay tuned for more! #RADNapa video by @birdmanphotos
From treating each portrait almost like an animation cell, letting space influence the result and movement in art, more from @fintan_magee on his #RADNapa mural! Video by @BirdmanPhotos
@fintan_magee’s work deals a lot with climate change and environmental issues. The October 2017 fires were a topic he felt everyone in the community could relate to. 
We're honored to have his work in #RADNapa and it's a perfect homage to  resilence and heroism. Thank you Fintan! Video by @birdmanphotos and curation by @thinkspace_art
“I think the people here really appreciate these murals.” - @mrjeremyfish 
Yes we do! Thank you again for contributing to #RADNapa #JeremyFish. Come back to #Napa anytime! 
Great video by @birdmanphotos and murals in curation with @thinkspace_art.
You know what’s pretty rad? How much the community has embraced our arts district! While you can come down and enjoy on your own, you can also book a walkabout tour with @papernapan! Learn all about #RADNapa and the stories behind the incredible murals! Pic by @papernapan
Cheers to all of our artists both local and international for your  additions to #RADNapa! 
Most recently @mrjeremyfish and @fintan_magee. Have you been down to RAD recently? What's your favorite installation? Tell us in the comments! Pics by @BirdmanPhotos
Now that @fintan_magee’s mural is complete it is our pleasure to share his artist statement with you. "The October 2017 California wildfires were a series of 250 forest blazes that burned across the North of the State. 44 people lost their lives in the fires while over 6000 structures were destroyed and hundreds of thousands acres of forest and farm land were incinerated. With 7 of the 10 largest fires in California occurring in the last 15 years, many scientists are now pointing to climate change as one of the major factors behind the increase.  During the incident more than 10,000 firefighters battled the blaze, with crews arriving from as far away as Canada and Australia.  This work is an animated portrait of a firefighter from the region, he is depicted holding a co-worker’s helmet as a single flower grows from it. This work acts as a monument to the firefighters who have died in the line of duty while also commenting on the cycles of life, death and regrowth after forest fires. 
The work is located on the train line in the Napa Valley’s Rail Arts district and consists of 14 hand-painted portraits. The work is designed so that each portrait acts as an animation cell. As the viewer passes the wall at speed on the train, the work animates, giving the portrait life and movement." #RADNapa
Photos by @birdmanphotos  and Curation by @thinkspace_art
We're equally fascinated by the process as we are the final result! @BirdmanPhotos got up close and personal with @Fintan_Magee during his #RADNapa installation.  Fintan has finished and we'll be posting his completed version soon. So proud of what RAD is becoming! Curation by @thinkspace_art
@mrjeremyfish finished his #RADNapa last week but we're digging these up close process shots by @birdmanphotos!
Have you been down to see the mural, what do you think?
Thank you again for the support from @winetrain, @nvvinetrail, and the curation of @thinkspace_art!
@Fintan_Magee is finishing up this weekend and the imagery is really filling out. 
Building owners Ryvonne and Mike Bruno collaborated with Fintan help honor the Hot Spot firefighters that saved their home in the 2017 NorCal fires. It's a pretty incredible tribute. #RADNapa 📸 by @birdmanphotos
@Fintan_Magee is still goin' strong and it's hot out there! But what a dedication he is creating. 
He's here until Saturday, we'd love for you to go down and check his progress, cheer him on and support #RADNapa! 
Photos by @BirdmanPhotos
And that's a wrap! Thank you @mrjeremyfish for your contribution to #RADNapa! ‘The Whine Train’ "This mural is dedicated to those whiny days we all have, when the steam that really gets our train moving is from a belly full of boiling bubbling emotion.” - #JeremyFish  Another warm thank you goes to @winetrain and @nvvinetrail for your continued support of #RADNapa, here's to many more murals!  In curations with @thinkspace_art and photos by @birdmanphotos
Have you gone down to see @fintan_magee’s work? We're thrilled with how it's coming together and the very special imagery! Come see what's happening, Fintan's here the rest of the week. #RADNapa  Photos by @BirdmanPhotos in curation with @thinkspace_art
Support from @winetrain @nvvinetrail
@mrjeremyfish’s mural is coming together...can you see the different elements taking shape? What do you see? #RADNapa  Photos by @birdmanphotos in curation with @thinkspace_art 
Support from @winetrain @nvvinetrail