Arts Council Napa Valley enriches the lives of greater Napa community through arts and culture. Founded in 1963 and incorporated in September 1980 as a non-profit, we advance the arts in Napa County through diverse cultural programs and community services responding to our three core initiatives: Cultural Marketing, Art in Public Spaces, and Arts in Education.
Calls for artists, grant postings, audition notices, and residencies are updated bi-weekly on the ACNV website, giving artists a viewfinder into the world of local creative opportunities. Artist members may additionally opt to view opportunities via ACNV’s quarterly e-newsletters.
Launched in 2010, the Napa ARTwalk is a rotating, temporary, outdoor sculpture exhibition showcasing a variety of three-dimensional artwork throughout Downtown Napa. There will be a new theme each round, the Napa ARTwalk supports the creation of original, high-quality and collaborative sculpture from regional artists. Fifteen sculptures are currently exhibiting in Downtown Napa, all relating to the theme of Metamorphosis. The current tour will be on view June 2013 - May 2015.
Visit Napa Valley and ACNV's partnership program Arts in April™ celebrates the vibrant connection between art and wine, showcasing arts programming in our region's wineries, galleries, museums and performance venues each spring.Arts in April
Our Arts in Schools Fund provides grants to local schools and community organizations to help fund in-school and after-school arts programming, professional development activities, and supplemental art supplies for the classroom.
Through a partnership with the Tourism Improvement District (TID) and the Property Based Improvement District (PBID), ACNV coordinates and maintains art installations exhibiting in vacant retail spaces in Downtown Napa. Installations are on view for 11-month cycles and are selected by juried panel. 2012-13's exhibition launched on November 21st, and will run through November 2014.
A joint partnership with Visit Napa Valley and ACNV, the Napa Valley Collection™is an online guide to the notable arts institutions, collections, and attractions in Napa County. You will find the unique and notable as well as the fun and quirky while learning about Napa Valley's makers whose contributions form our unique artistic culture.