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!
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
Noemi Prud'homme visuals, Yohan Dumas sound
Location: Napa Historic Courthouse
Martin Taylor / Chromaforms
"Seed of Dreams"
Location: Dwight Murray Plaza
"Hands of Time"
Location: First Presbyterian Church
Location: Opera House Plaza
Taylor Dean Harrison/ Building 180
Location: Veterans Park
Victoria Heilweil and Phil Spitler
Location: Oxbow Market
Jason Myers, lighting by Scott Young
Location : Goodman Library
"Jellies of the Sky"
Location: Napa Riverfront
Bill Kennedy / INFLATABILL/ Building 180
Location: Napa River Inn
Location: Native Sons
Katy Boynton/ Building 180
Location: CIA at Copia
New Technology High School
"You do You"
Location: Brown Street Cooridor
Location: First Street Napa
Location: China Point Overlook
Location: First Street Bridge
Location: First Street Napa
Napa Lighted Art Festival Community Events
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.
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.