For over five decades, the Napa Valley Art Association has been supporting the creativity and work of local artists. Creating hope and a backing for artists both young and old, the Napa Valley Art Association has been a great support for the dreams of local artists.
According to their mission statement, the Napa Valley Art Association’s primary purpose is to foster and encourage creative art and its understanding and appreciation. Through workshops, classes, and various galleries, the Art Association has been doing an extraordinary job of staying true to this statement. The Napa Valley Art Association offers memberships that provide exposure to galleries, web, press, and education about art and artists.
Additionally, the Napa Valley Art Association has their very own gallery in downtown Napa called the Artists of the Valley. This gallery hosts the work of local and regional artists alike. Artists of the Valley displays a variety of art including: photography, prints, calendars, specialty papers, and jewelry, glass, monotypes, and textiles. This gallery is open daily and has live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Recently, the Napa Valley Art Association received a generous grant of $20,000 from the Board of Supervisors. Diane Dillon, District 3 Supervisor and vice chair of the supervisor board said, “Art brings people together and strengthens communities. This is why the Board of Supervisors designated funding for art, cultural and heritage organizations through capacity-building grants as one of three areas that receive financial support from our Special Projects Fund.”
The Napa Valley Art Association’s strong dedication to seeing a love for art grow in the Valley is beginning to prove very beneficial to their organization. Through various workshops, classes, and scholarships, the Napa Valley Art Association continues to have incredible influence over the Napa Valley.
The Napa Valley Art Association is always hosting exciting new events that cater toward art lovers everywhere. Through local support and citywide recognition, the Napa Valley Art Association will continue to grow and have great influence over the Napa Valley.
For more information on the Napa Valley Art Association, visit their website at www.nvart.org.