Photo of the Napa Lighted Art Festival logo.

January 8th - 16th 2022 

Napa does Art After Dark! FREE to the public, this 9-day festival features iconic architecture becomes that  the painting in this unique lighted art walk. Original artwork created by local and international artists will be installed at approximately 13 locations in Downtown Napa, the Oxbow District and other places within the City of Napa. 

Supporting the innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium the Napa Lighted Art Festival is a celebration of creative arts, technology and lights. Artwork displayed at this year’s Napa Lighted Art Festival will include light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, lighted sculptures and projects that use technology or interactivity. 

2022 Festival Highlights

Lantern Parade: Veteran's Park  Friday, January 14th 6:30pm

Everyone can be a part of Art After Dark!  This fun-filled people parade will start and finish at Veteran’s Park and weave through the various art installations in downtown Napa. All ages are encouraged to participated and create a lantern. A perfect event for the family, be a part of this community art celebration. No fire is allowed, please use battery operated lights.

Download the lantern creation guide here. 

Night Bloom: Oxbow Commons (weather pending) Saturday, January 8th & 15th Sunday, January 9th & 16th  7pm - 8pm 

Napa Valley’s majestic hot air balloons will be uniquely displayed as part of this year’s Art After Dark experience. Several tethered hot air balloons will light up the sky at Oxbow Commons on both weekends of the festival. You won’t want to miss this stunning light show! 

Historical Tours: Saturday, January 8th & 15th and Sunday, January 9th & 16th

The Napa County Historical Society will conduct four illuminating tours of the five historic buildings featured in this year’s Napa Lighted Art Festival on both Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm.  Advanced reservations are recommended. Click here, for more information.

Click here for the Napa Lighted Art Festival Instagram page!