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Yountville Invites Art-lovers to Sip and Stroll


Arts in April® Napa Valley kicks-off in Yountville April 2

Yountville Taste LifeYountville, Calif. (March 7, 2016) – Yountville, the “Culinary Capital” of the Napa Valley, will host its annual food arts, wine and music festival “Taste of Yountville” on April 2.  This popular event jump-starts Arts in April® Napa Valley – a month-long celebration of art and culture sponsored by Arts Council Napa Valley and Visit Napa Valley.

April 16, visitors can experience Yountville’s thriving art scene during “Art, Sip and Stroll.” It’s a unique opportunity to view and purchase fine art of all mediums, meet the artists, and savor award-winning wines in the culinary heart of Napa Valley.

Arts in April® Napa Valley presents a time for visitors and art aficionados to appreciate and purchase works of all genres, disciplines and periods at various locations throughout Yountville and the entire Napa Valley. Long considered an artist destination, the Napa Valley landscape is highlighted in April by a canvas of wild mustard flowers in full bloom. Photographers and outdoor painters migrate to the valley each year to be inspired by its panoramic muse.

Events in Yountville for Arts in April® – listed by date

April 2, 2016 | Taste of Yountville
Where: Washington Street, Yountville
When: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $85
Tickets: https://www.cellarpass.com/23rd-annual-taste-of-yountville-tickets-1269?p=137154

Yountville TastePartake in sampling world-class food and acclaimed local wines at “Taste of Yountville” on April 2, 2016. There will also be chef demos, garden tours, goods offered by Yountville shops and boutiques, and a wide variety of music and entertainment: Chi McClean, Lisa Marie Johnston, Mike Gibbons, Marty O’Reilly and Benji Marx.

Passbook holders taste at every participating restaurant, winery and tasting room along Yountville’s main street, gain access to the Grand Tasting Pavilion and are presented with a souvenir tasting glass and a Passport for an afternoon drawing. There will be limited non-alcoholic beverages available.

April 7, 2016 | “Napa Valley Collects” | Opening Reception
Where: Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville
When: 5-8 p.m.
Cost: Museum Members $10; Non-Members $20
Tickets: http://www.cellarpass.com/napa-valley-collects-opening-reception-tickets-1273?w=1

“Napa Valley Collects,” the kick-off to Arts in April of the Napa Valley, is a distinctive selection of works from private collections throughout the valley featuring impressive works from world-renowned artists such Artists include Dave Eggers, Don Farnsworth, Francisco de Goya, Joan Miro, and Manuel Neri. Cost for the opening reception is $10 for museum members and $20 for non-members. Napa Valley wines and abundant refreshments will be served. Purchase tickets at CellarPass.

In conjunction with this event, visitors can take part in the “Napa Valley Collects Tour with the Curator” happening on April 13, 20, and 27 at 2 p.m. This experience allows visitors to tour the Napa Valley collects exhibition led by Meagan Doud, museum curator. Learn more about each artist in the showcase and what it means to be a collector. Price: $7 for adults, $3.50 for seniors and $2.50 for youth; Museum members can take this tour for free.

April 10 | Niyaz
Where: Lincoln Theater, 100 California Drive, Yountville
When: 3 p.m.

Electronic world fusion group Niyaz has inspired the world with their touching love songs, glorious melodies and irresistible rhythms. It’s a celebration of music, love, and the poetry that inspired it. Founded in Los Angeles in 2004 by Iranian refugees Azam Ali and Loga Ramin Torkian, along with American producer/engineer Carmen Rizzo, Niyaz’s music is described as “mystical music with a modern edge. Part of the proceeds from the concert will benefit Moms Against Poverty.

VIP Ticket is $95; includes admission, drinks during intermission and wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres at the after party where you can meet the artists.

For this event and information on upcoming music events at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater visit lincolntheater.com.

April 14, 2016 | ART@bardessono | Artist Reception
Where: 6528 Yount St., Yountville
When: 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to the public; Cost for drinks at the bar

Art aficionados will have an opportunity to connect with regional and Bay Area artists for a reception at Lucy Restaurant and Bar on April 14 for Art@bardessono. The artist works are made from upcycled and repurposed materials that will be on display at Bardessono from April through June 2016. Artists include: Gordon Huether, Tor Archer, Albert Dicruttalo, Clint Imboden, Barbara Kronlins, Gugger Petter, Eric Powell and Tim Yankosky.

Light bites will be provided by from Chef Nate Lindsay of Lucy Restaurant & Bar and wine tastings by Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley.

April 16, 2016 | 4th Annual Art, Sip & Stroll
Where: Washington Street, Yountville
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $20

Please join the Yountville Chamber of Commerce to “Taste Life Here” during the fourth annual Art Festival in Yountville – Art, Sip and Stroll. End-to-end, Washington Street will be bursting with mixed media from over 40 talented local and regional artists.

For $20, partakers will receive a wrist band and tasting glass that will grant them access to taste at more than 12 wine stops along the route. All proceeds from wrist band sales benefit Yountville Arts, and for 2016, will jump start the fundraising for the “Beyond a Mural” Project to beautify the Highway 29 underpass at California Drive in Yountville.

Art, Sip and Stroll wrist bands are now being offered by pre-sale. You can purchase your wrist band package online and pick it up at the Will Call Booth on the day of the event with your confirmation. To order your pre-sale wrist band, go to: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ec5cdh46f4c58eaf&oseq=&c=&ch=.

April 16 | V Marketplace | North Bay Gallery, Hogan of Napa Valley and Gallery 1870
Where: V Marketplace, 6525 Washington St., Yountville
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (in conjunction with Art, Sip & Stroll)

V Marketplace will be featuring several artists at various galleries throughout its center on April 16 to coincide with Art, Sip & Stroll. Dillon Vineyards and Trombetta Wines will also be offering wine tastings during the event at V Marketplace. The wineries and artists will be both outside on the front lawn and inside the center. Here is information on the artists:

North Bay Gallery will be showcasing renowned artist Guy Buffet. His sublime sense of the burlesque is unparalleled and infections, as seen in his iconic paintings of waiters and chefs. Guy will be at North Bay Gallery during the Art, Sip & Stroll event to sign any of his art that collectors bring in. 

Also featured at North Bay Gallery during Art, Sip & Stroll will be Marta Collins, a professional impressionistic plein air painter.

Betty Jo March will be featured courtesy of Hogan of Napa Valley. She has been a watercolor painter for more than 40 years. Betty Jo records the nuances of every season in an attempt to show the world the beauty she sees in the valley every day.

Artist Sue Averell will be featured at Gallery 1870. Her medium of choice is acrylics and her paintings are displayed and collected world-wide. Color is what motivates Sue to explore her subjects and it is the word she always hears when someone views her work.

April 1 – 30 | Buskloose: Taking it to the Streets Photo Exhibit
Where: Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery, 6740 Washington St, Yountville
When: Daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Art exhibit is free; Wine tasting fees apply

Jessup Cellars will be featuring a month-long exhibition by producer, music journalist and author Heather Jacks called Buskloose: Taking it to the Streets. The exhibit, with photographs shot by Mike Gibbons and Bejamin Benoit a historical review of busking in the Bay Area. For media inquiries, contact Joel Quigley at Jessup Cellars, joel@jessupcellars.com.

Yountville hotels and Inns featuring Arts in April® getaway packages

Villagio Inn and Spa
Arts in April Package
Dates available: April 03, 2016 – April 28, 2016
For pricing and details, visit:

Vintage Inn
Arts in April Package
Dates available: April 03, 2016 – April 28, 2016
For pricing and details, visit:

B’Art’Dessono Overnight Package
Dates Available: Month of April
For pricing and details, visit:

Yountville, Taste Life Here
Considered the culinary heart of Napa Valley, Yountville is the ultimate luxury get-away. With its world-class restaurants and accommodations, and many of the Valley’s most celebrated wineries, Yountville marries a breath-taking setting and small-town ambiance with a sophisticated Wine Country lifestyle.

The small town of Yountville was the site of Napa Valley’s first planted grapevines. The walkable village amid the vines with gorgeous mountain views offers luxe lodging from cozy to indulgent, the only hot air ballooning launch in Napa Valley, five sites on the National Register of Historic Places, unique shopping, golf, art galleries and performing arts, plus a constellation of Michelin stars and renowned restaurants. An ideal base for wine lovers, Yountville’s microclimate pedigree has its own American Viticultural Area (AVA) and offers unparalleled wineries and producers.

Located 55 miles north of San Francisco, visitors may arrive via scenic Highway 29, Napa County Airport, Sacramento (SMF), Oakland (OAK) or San Francisco (SFO) international airports.

For information about Yountville lodging, dining, shopping, and activities, visit https://www.yountville.com.

To learn more about Napa Valley Arts in April events throughout Napa Valley, visit http://www.visitnapavalley.com/things_to_do_arts_in_april.htm.



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