Napa Valley is a truly remarkable place to visit. Between the wine, the food, and the ambiance, it does not take much to fall in love with such a special place. Winemakers and Chefs from around the world have travelled here to practice their art, and many call this place their home. This culture for creativity does not limit itself to strictly wine and food. Alongside these fantastic artists lies a different kind of artist; the one who welds metal or paints with a brush or sculpts. One can argue that Napa pushes people to their creative edge, whether it be through a glass of wine, a plate of food, or a structure that stands in a downtown park. Some might say that art is dead, but in Napa art is alive and profusely celebrated!
You can find some amazing art during your stroll through Napa, and many local artists even have their works on display in public places around town. Some wineries even feature galleries!
You can find the photography of Ansel Adams and Jim Marshall on display at Mumm Napa Valley. Imagine staring at their work with a glass of Sparkling wine in your hands; two kinds of art on display at once. https://www.mummnapa.com/visitmummnapa/fine-arts-gallery
You can visit a private art gallery at the Hess Collection Winery. Take a trip to Mt. Veeder, just fifteen minutes from the Inn, and taste through the wine collection, and then view Donald Hess’ personal art. His collection is known to conjure up many different emotions, both through his wine and through his gallery. http://www.hesscollection.com/art/
Most often wineries have different galleries available at different times throughout the year.
But you do not have to go to a winery to view some fantastic work. You can also find it in our own backyard! Once a year, the Napa Valley Art Association singles out two weekends in September to help promote and feature local artists.
Open Studios Napa Valley is a free, self-guided, art discovery tour which takes place over two weekends. Each year sixty to seventy-five participating artists share their artwork with visitors from all over the United States. Whether you’re an avid collector or just curious about art, this is an incredible opportunity to peer into the creative spaces of Napa Valley, meet the artists, watch demonstrations and buy local art right from the source!
Luckily for our guests, the Inn on Randolph is right in the downtown Napa area, where many of these artists will be featured. If you would like a map, or if you would like to read more about this event, you can visit their website http://www.artnv.org/open-studios-home.php. You can also call us at the Inn for more information. We would love to point you in the right direction!