3rd Annual Arts in April in Napa Valley

A month of galleries in wineries
Staff Writer

Courtesy of Visit Napa Valley

Wine and art are such a sophisticated pairing, and what could be lovelier than 30 days of showcasing art collections in Napa Valley wineries? From exhibitions to artist receptions to special tastings, oenophiles have to chance to view art and meet artists while imbibing at some of the best wineries in the world.

"I hope that our visitors will experience something that surprises them. Each winery and venue is offering a unique and personal experience," said Olivia Everett, CEO and executive director of Arts Council Napa Valley, in a note to The Daily Meal. "Napa Valley is a small, tight-knit community of increasingly diverse and very interesting minds, and our guests love to experience the wild, the challenging, and the beautiful in a totally unexpected setting."

For example, the Napa Valley Museum and the Calistoga Arts Center will work with Chateau Montelena, Jericho Canyon, and Markham Vineyards along with other galleries for an exciting event featuring Leonetto Cappiello’s Belle Epoch posters and Timothy Howe’s plein air paintings.

"Arts in April is a beautiful collaboration between wine, art and culture," said Kristie Shepard, executive director at the Napa Valley Museum. "Visitors to the Valley this April have an opportunity to see a harmonious blend of wine and art. Napa Valley Museum is thrilled to participate in Arts in April with some of the finest wineries in the Valley. Visitors to the museum will get an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see art from private collections in the Valley."

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