Napa Valley Launches Its First Arts District With Mural Project

Photo courtesy of project documentarian and site manager Bryan 'Birdman' Mier.  Follow him on Instagram @birdmanphotos
Photo courtesy of project documentarian and site manager Bryan 'Birdman' Mier. Follow him on Instagram @birdmanphotos

The Napa Valley Vine Trail, Napa Valley Wine Train and members of Napa's local arts community have partnered to create the first art district in the Napa Valley, designated as the Rail Arts District (RAD) Napa

RAD Napa will transform the existing Cross-Town Commuter Path into a cultural corridor providing an experiential and educational trail celebrating beautiful Napa Valley. This will be accomplished by applying murals to the backs of buildings, installing sculptures, fence art, landscaping, gateway features, and more.

Culver City-based Thinkspace is the curator for the mural portion of this amazing project. This will be an ongoing, multi-year project spanning dozens of walls and featuring some of the biggest names in muralism.

A second mural for the project with Felipe Pantone has just been completed. 

"Chormadynamica" took the Argentenian artist 4 days complete under the hot Napa sun. The resulting mural serves as an amazing entry way into the rail corridor and is another great addition to the thriving Napa arts community.

Coming up in April, RAD Napa will welcome Cinta Vidal from Barcelona, Spain.

More projects are currently in the works for this summer and fall. Plans are to have at least 8 walls created annually up in the Napa Valley, with upwards of 30+ murals planned for over the course of the project.

Keep updated with all the final murals as they are completed:

www.radnapa.org 

http://thinkspacegallery.com 

 

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