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Napa Valley Celebrates Arts in April!

Posted by on April 1, 2015

April 1st has come and gone, and the month awaits us.  One way to get out and enjoy the warmer weather and the beauty of Napa is through the ARTS.


Every April, Napa comes together to celebrate the ARTS in a variety of events all month long: Arts in April officially kicks off April 2nd at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville:

Event happening throughout the month of April include:

“Napa Valley Collects” | Opening Reception 
Thursday, April 2; Museum Members – 5-8 p.m., General Public – 6-8 p.m.
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville

Napa Valley Collects” is a distinctive selection of works from private collections throughout Napa Valley, featuring impressive works from world-renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Warhol and Andy Goldsworthy. Cost is $10 for museum members, 5-8 p.m., $20 for guests, 6-8 p.m. Napa Valley wines and abundant refreshments will be served.

“HOLY” by Gordon Huether Studio, installed at Bardessono for the upcoming “UPCYCLE ART@badessono”

The “Napa Valley Collects” exhibit will run April 3 through May 31, 2015.

Winemaker’s Private Collection
Monday, April 6, 10 a.m. and Sunday, April 12, 5 p.m.
hope & grace wines, 6540 Washington Street

Visitors can sip on limited production wines from Charles W. Hendrick’s private collection while admiring various art forms, including abstract, oil on canvas, lithography and conceptual art. Charles will be there for a meet and greet, to explain how and why he acquired each piece in the collection, in addition to answering questions about hope & grace wines. Tastings are $15 per person.

Art, Antique & Collectible Appraisal Day
Wednesday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville

Art, Antique & Collectible Appraisal Day is an opportunity for collectors to bring art, fine wine, jewelry, books, furniture, manuscripts and more, to be professionally evaluated by Bonhams – a prominent international auction house – for current market values, for a small donation of $10 per item – limit of five items per person.

UPCYCLE ART@bardessono | Artist Receptions  
Thursday, April 9, 5:30 p.m. and Friday, April 10, 7 pm.
Lucy Restaurant & Bar, 6528 Yount St, Yountville

There will be two artist receptions at Lucy Restaurant & Bar to connect with eight talented local and Bay Area artists whose work, made from upcycled and repurposed materials, will be on display April through June at Bardessono Hotel | Restaurant | Spa, located at 6526 Yount Street, Yountville. Light bites by Chef Scargle of Lucy and wine tastings by Blackbird Vineyards will be served. The public is invited to “join” the event on the Bardessono Facebook page if they plan to attend.

Artists include: Gordon Huether, Tor Archer, Albert Dicruttalo, Clint Imboden, Barbara Kronlins, Gugger Petter, Eric Powell and Tim Yankosky.

Jessup Cellars TasteMaker | Taking it to the Streets with Author Heather Jacks
Thursday, April 9, 7-9:30 p.m.
Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery, 6740 Washington Street, Yountville

Part of Jessup Cellars’ TasteMaker series, Taking it to the Streets with Author Heather Jacks – author of “The Noise Beneath the Apple” – will feature a lively discussion and “meet and greet” with the talented producer and music journalist. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through CellarPass.

The Art of Creation at Domaine Chandon
Thursday, April 9, 2p.m., Friday, April 10 2-5 p.m., and
Sunday, April 12, 2 p.m.
Domaine Chandon, 1 California Drive, Yountville

In celebration of Napa Valley Arts in April, Domaine Chandon will be highlighting its newest art installation, as well as its popular permanent art collection. Visitors can tour the property’s curated art collection at 2 p.m. on Thursday April 9, Friday April 10 and Sunday April 12 with Senior Chandon Ambassador, Ellen Flora.

On Friday April 10, 2-5 p.m., there will be a special live demonstration of ceramic clay firing. Wine Country Clay, artistsin-residence at Domaine Chandon since 2011, will be at the winery with a demonstration of the Cermanic Process: Firing and Forming.

Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m., meet Bay Area artist Dennis Puglisi, who will lead a tour of his art, sharing the inspiration behind his remarkable paintings, which include a series based at Domaine Chandon.

All events are non-ticketed and do not require a RSVP.

Art, Sip and Stroll
Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Town of Yountville, 6550 Yount Street

Art Sip and Stroll is an afternoon to savor fine wines while strolling through the Art Walk in the charming and elegant town of Yountville. The route will be easily walkable, however the Yountville Trolley will be running all day to meander visitors through town, free of charge. Cost is $10 for an all-day tasting bracelet, with all proceeds supporting the Yountville Arts Fund. Tasting bracelets will be available for purchase at several locations throughout Yountville.

A one-day-only art show and sale, open to the public, will be exhibiting the works of 47 highly regarded California artists whose work will be professionally juried. This “Show and Sale,” newly added this year, is a place to meet the artists and purchase works that inspire, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yountville Community Center, 6516 Washington Street.

Collective Conversations | A Discussion on the Art of Collecting
Monday, April 16, 6-7 p.m.
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville

Many collectors acquire art for deeply personal and aesthetic reasons – yet others value art as a visual narration of time and place. Join Doreen Schmid, guest curator of Napa Valley Collects, for a conversation featuring several collectors from the 2015 exhibition. $5.00 admission; free for members.

“Brave Art” | The Justin-Siena High School Visual Art Show Opening Reception
Thursday, April 23, 6-8 p.m.
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville

135 visual art students will have their best work on exhibition at the Spotlight Gallery in Napa Valley Museum, April 23 through April 30. Art gives our youth a unique means of expression, and helps to capture their passions and emotions in a variety of mediums: dry and wet media, non-traditional sculpture, digital art and digital film/video. The opening reception will be held April 23 from 6-8 p.m., open to the public.

Where to stay in Yountville during Napa Valley Arts in April
Bardessono is offering an Art@Bardonesso package in collaboration with Napa Valley Arts in April, featuring overnight accommodations in a luxury suite, a private tour of the hotel’s rotating artwork and sculpture on display, an “art-inspired” appetizer and two beverages at Lucy Restaurant & Bar ($75 credit), and a map of the Yountville Art Walk. The starting rate for this package, available through May 1, 2015, is $685 per night.

Villagio Inn & Spa and Vintage Inn: Inspired by Napa Valley Arts in April, both Villagio Inn & Spa and Vintage Inn are offering Arts in April packages that run April 1 through April 30.  Packages cost $925 per couple, and include:

Two nights of luxurious accommodations for two – only available Sunday-Thursday.

  • Complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival
  • Sumptuous daily champagne breakfast and afternoon tea service
  • Complimentary access to Spa Villagio facilities and amenities on the day of your scheduled spa treatment
  • Complimentary daily access to the hotel fitness center
  • Two 50 minute wellness massages at Spa Villagio – available Monday-Friday


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