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2024 Napa Lighted Art Festival 

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January 20th- February 18th, 2024

Sunday- Thursday 6-9pm | Friday - Saturday 6-10pm

The Napa Lighted Art Festival is a celebration of creative arts, technology and lights, and supports innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. This walkable outdoor experience is FREE in downtown Napa featuring 10 lighted art sculptures for five weeks and projection artwork on 3 iconic downtown buildings for the first 9 nights of the festival. Bring the family and experience the magic of lighted art at the 2024 Napa Lighted Art Festival! The 2023 Festival Recap Videos can be found HERE!

Projection Art 

January 20th - 28th

Projection artwork is back and will be displayed on 3 iconic downtown buildings for the first 9 nights of the festival. 

Artist Meet & Greet

Saturday, January 20th, 2024

4:30-6:00pm | ÆRENA Galleries 600 Main Street, Napa 

Learn more about the artists and their artwork in person! Several of our artists will be visiting the festival and will be available for a more intimate perspective into their background, artistic process, story behind their installation and any other question you may have for them.

This is a free community event. 

Lantern Parade

Saturday, February 10th, 2024

6:30pm| Start and end at Oxbow Commons Park

2:00-5:00pm | Lantern Creation Station 

The Napa Lighted Art Festival Lantern Parade is a family-friendly "art after dark" experience that takes place in Downtown Napa. This short half-mile loop starting and finishing at Oxbow Commons Park is energized by live music by Funk Fatale and the featured artist, YOU! We invite community members to participate and create their own unique lantern to carry on the parade route. Lantern designs are to be inspired by your creativity and they are encouraged to be uplifting and imaginative!

This is a free public event for all ages. Strollers are okay but no bikes allowed.

Register for a lantern making workshop Saturday February 3rd or Wednesday, February 7th

2024 Napa Lighted Art Festival Featured Artists, Artwork and Locations

Journey Through Time

Site A: First Presbyterian Church

Artist:  Hotaru Visual Guerilla  | Donostia - San Sebastian, Spain 

Artwork: Biotechture

This artwork was initially made for Vivid Sydney 2023 commissioned by Destination NSW.

Site B: Napa County Courthouse

Artist: High Resolution Events  | United Arab Emirates 

Artwork:  A Journey through Time

Sound the Deep Waters
Touch the Sky

SIte C: Native Sons

Artist: Josh Miller and Angela Fraleigh | Allentown, PA

Artwork: Sound the Deep Waters

Site #1: Napa River Inn

Artist: Martin Taylor | Oakland, CA

Artwork: Touch the Sky

Desert Shark

Site #2: Riverfront Promenade/ 5th Street Plaza

Artist: Peter Hazel | Reno, NV

Artwork: Octavius

Site #3: Riverfront Promenade

Artist: Peter Hazel | Reno, NV

Artwork: Desert Shark 

House of Cards
OGE Group, Humani Luminae

Site #4:  Veterans Park

Artist: OGE Design Group | Israel 

Artwork: House of Cards

Site #5: Opera House Plaza

Artist: OGE Design Group | Israel

Artwork: Humani Luminae 

Charlies Gadeken Entwined
Aquarium Car

Site #6: Dwight Murray Plaza

Artist: Charles Gadekin | Bay Area, CA

Artwork: Entwined Napa 

Site #7: Brown Street

Artist: Stephane Masson | Toulouse, France

Artwork: Aquarium Car

Magic Circle
The Doors

Site #8 Goodman Library

Artist: Stephane Masson | Toulouse, France

Artwork: Magic Circle

Site #9: First Street Napa

Artist: BIG ART | Canada | Produced by Building 180

Artwork: The Doors

The Heart and the Hollow
Marley Heard, 3 Sisters

Site #10: Brown Street North

Artist: Chad Rice | Reno NV | Produced by Building 180

Artwork: The Heart and The Hollow

Site #11: Bus Depot

Artist: Matley Hurd | San Francisco, CA | Produced by Building 180

Artwork: 3 Sisters

Craig Burrows

Site #12 Main and Pearl

Artist: Craig Burrows | Southern California

Artwork: UV Botanical Photography 

About the festival 

The Napa Lighted Art Festival is a celebration of creative arts, technology, lights, and supports innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. 

This walkable outdoor experience is FREE in Downtown Napa.

The Napa Lighted Art Festival has five core values: 

To be Innovative, Contemporary, Uplifting, Inspiring and Imaginative 

The Napa Lighted Art Festival Goals are: 

  • Engage with residents and visitors through accessible, immersive, interactive, experiences
  • Showcase the beauty and uniqueness of Downtown Napa and the numerous historic buildings 
  • Promote learning in the areas of arts, science and technology
  • Grow and develop a regional and global reputation as a must see festival located in a world class destination 
  • Drive economic growth and off- season tourism 
  • Develop partnerships locally, regionally and internationally to develop artistic talent and contribute to the development of these emerging art forms. 

The City of Napa is a a proud recipient of the 2019 Helen Putnam Award of Excellence for Economic Development through the Arts for the Napa Lighted Art Festival. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

2024 Napa Liighted Art Fesitval Sponsors