Old Stone Age peoples were creating art by sculpting forms, decorating objects, and painting on cave walls. Art is a part of who we are. The symbols used in art are just as important to communication as letters and numbers. Art is a shared experience. A sharing of thoughts, feelings, opinions, and events. Napa Valley celebrates different art mediums, as well as the art of winemaking, next month during the 2014 Napa Valley Arts in April.
The events scheduled during this special month in Napa Valley are numerous and include conversations with artists, artist receptions, art shows, art workshops, special winery tours incorporating art and special wine and food pairings, artist lectures, artist led tours, a Chalk Festival, and a sneak peek from the Napa Valley Film Festival. Spotlighted art forms include paintings, sculptures, glass, photography, performance art, pottery, and more.
With the incredible amount of special events happening, it’s best to start planning now for which ones you’d like to attend. Here are a few ideas to get started.
Join members of the Napa Valley Vintners and photographer, Sam Aslanian for an artistic evening in true Napa Valley style. Guests will receive a signed copy of the book “Perspective Napa Valley” which showcases all things Napa in fine art photographs taken by Sam Aslanian. The evening also includes Napa Valley wine tastings and a photography show.
BASH at Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena
Celebrate the arts of Napa Valley food and wine with an evening of pairings created by Greystone student chef teams, and local St. Helena restaurants, caterers, and food purveyors. Guests will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite pairing of the evening.
Cirque de Raymond at Raymond Vineyards
For one day, on April 19th, visitors to Raymond Vineyards are invited to taste Raymond Reserve and Limited Production Cabernet Sauvignon wines while enjoying the live performance art taking place on the hour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Supery & Timothy Horn Present Art in the Vineyards: Plein Air Painting Workshop
This 4-day workshop is limited to 14 students. The adventure begins with a winemaker dinner for the lucky students and continues on private vineyard estates in Napa Valley with daily practice and one-on-one instruction with artist Timothy Horn. Packages with overnight accommodations are available. As of this writing, there are 6 spots available.
Don’t miss the opportunity to partake in any of the special activities celebrating the arts in Napa Valley at Napa Valley Arts in April.