Napa Lighted Art Festival 2023

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Festival Information

January 21st- February 19th, 2023 

Monday- Thursday 6-9pm | Friday - Sunday 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 2023 Napa Lighted Art Festival!

Projection Art 

January 21st - 29th

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

Festival Recap Video

Lantern Parade Video

2023 Napa Lighted Art Festival Featured Artists and Locations

Jewellery's Voices
Seed of Dreams
Hands of Time

Noemi Prud'homme visuals,  Yohan Dumas sound

"Jewellery's Voices"

Location: Napa Historic Courthouse

Martin Taylor / Chromaforms

"Seed of Dreams"

Location: Dwight Murray Plaza


"Hands of Time"

Location: First Presbyterian Church

split sight
Luminous Waveforms

Cory Barr

"Split Sight"

Location: Opera House Plaza

 Taylor Dean Harrison/ Building 180


Location: Veterans Park

Victoria Heilweil and Phil Spitler

"Luminous Waveforms"

Location: Oxbow Market

Jason Myers
jellies of the sky

Jason Myers, lighting by Scott Young


Location : Goodman Library

OGE Group

"Jellies of the Sky"

Location: Napa Riverfront

Bill Kennedy / INFLATABILL/ Building 180


Location: Napa River Inn

new tech high

Luciana Abait


Location: Native Sons

Katy Boynton/ Building 180


Location: CIA at Copia

New Technology High School 

"You do You"

Location: Brown Street Cooridor

Star Gate

Jacques Lesec 


Location: First Street Napa

John McCoy


Location: China Point Overlook


Matthew Knudsen


Location: First Street Bridge


Jacques Lesec 


Location: First Street Napa 

Napa Lighted Art Festival Community Events

Lantern Parade

Saturday, February 11th, 2023

6:30pm| Start and Finish Veterans Park

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Lantern Creation Station 
Main Street between Second St. and Third St. (while supplies last)

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 Veterans Park is energized by live music by Cosmos Percussion Electric 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.

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luminescent grand
Napa Lighted Art Festival Artists

Luminescent Grand

Friday, February 17th, 2023

6:30pm - 8:30pm | Veterans Park 

Luminescent Grand is the world’s first synesthetic grand piano. Utilizing LED technology this grand piano simulates the experience of synesthesia via a spectacular colorful light show. A classical, jazz and electronic fusion music set will be performed on Luminescent Grand by its creator, William Cenoté, along aside LED violinist Shaina Evonik.

This is a FREE public event for all ages. 

Meet the Artists

Saturday, January 21st, 2023

5pm-6pm | Aerena Gallery, 600 Main St., Napa

Saturday, February 18th, 2023

6pm - 7pm | Mia Carta, 1209 First Street, Napa 

This is a FREE public event, registration not required 

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.

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor Napa Lodging Association 

NLAF Sponsors

Technical Production Provided by A3 Visual

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