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Posted on: July 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City of Napa Announces Opening Reception of 2019-2021 “Sense of Place” Exhibit

Napa Art Walk

The City of Napa is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019- 2021 Napa Art Walk “Sense of Place” exhibit. The City of Napa will be hosting an Artists Reception on July 30th 2019 from 5-6pm followed by an open community Art Walk from 6-7pm, the guided tour with start at the corner of First and School street, with presentations from the artists.

The aim of this installation series is to prompt the public to identify their own symbolic and literal relationship to the environment(s) in which they live, and to inspire a recognition or creation of experience tied to the place in which the artwork resides. A significant sense of place can motivate the individual and the masses to take ownership of their stories, to empower communities, and to spark understanding in our collective experience in shared spaces.

Eight sculptures from artists across the Western U.S. have been installed starting from Napa City Hall to Oxbow Market. The City of Napa has partnered again with Otocast Audio for a guided tour which includes interviews with each artist. This smartphone app is available free on iTunes and Google Play. Maps, with the featured cover of 2017-2019 People’s Choice Winner Lt. Mustardseed’s “Treasures by the Sea” will also be available online at as well as available to pick up for free at numerous locations in Napa, including the Napa Valley Welcome Center (600 Main Street).

Napa Art Walk Transcendent

Photo Caption: “Trancendent” by Brian Hustebout. Photo by Israel Valencia. High res photos available upon request.

2017- 2019 Instagram Contest Winner

Nancy Brown (@nancygbrown) is the winner of the 2017-19 Napa Art Walk Instagram Photo Contest. Her photo of “Treasures of the Sea”, a sculpture by Lt. Mustardseed, received the most likes of all the photographs entered. To be part of the contest, the public was invited to upload a photograph of any 2017-19 Napa Art Walk sculpture to Instagram and tagged with #napaartwalk between May 2017-May 2019.

The City will give Nancy a gift certificate for a historical tour of the newly restored carriage house, “The Aviary” at The Ackerman Heritage House as well as a private wine and cheese pairing, donated by Ackerman Vineyards.

Napa Art Walk Treasures of the Sea

Photo Caption: “Treasures of the Sea”, photo by Nancy D. Brown (@nancydbrown), won the 2017-2019 Napa Art Walk Instagram Contest. High res photos available upon request.

Napa Art Walk: Program Info

Napa Art Walk is rotating exhibition of original, high-quality sculpture showcased in public areas around Downtown Napa and the Oxbow District. Each two-year exhibition comes from a juried selection of submissions from artists working in the Napa region and the Western United States (CA, IN, NV, ID, and CO).

Approved by Napa City Council in 2009, the program will launch its sixth exhibition in July 2019. It has garnered both regional and national attention as an innovative Napa Valley visitor experience that highlights the region’s cultural vibrancy. It has also been featured in several media outlets including the The Miami Herald, 7 x 7 Magazine, The Washington Post, and Sunset Magazine. Top Events USA credits Napa Art Walk for, “establishing Napa itself as a cultural destination.”

For more information about the program and past exhibits, please visit

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