The City of Napa and presenting sponsor Napa Tourism Improvement District (TID) are pleased to announce the return of the highly anticipated Napa Lighted Art Festival for its sixth consecutive year. The festival, the largest of its kind in the state of California, will take place from January 20 to February 18, 2024, illuminating Downtown Napa with an array of captivating and innovative lighted art installations.
This five-week celebration of creative arts, technology and lights promises a unique art-after-dark experience for attendees. The free and walkable outdoor festival will feature 12 lighted art installations by award-winning regional and international artists, including Israel-based artist OGE Group (House of Cards), Spain-based artist Hotaru Visual Guerrilla (Biotechture), San Francisco artist Chromaforms (Touch the Sky) and more.
Three additional projection artwork sites will be on display on iconic downtown buildings for the first nine nights (January 20-28). Visitors and locals alike can enjoy the festival Sunday-Thursday from 6-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 6-10 p.m. throughout the duration of the event.
"The Napa Lighted Art Festival has become a cherished tradition in our community, bringing together residents and visitors to experience the magic of art illuminated by light,” said Public Art Coordinator Meredith Knudsen. “This year's lineup of artists and installations promises to be the most spectacular yet.”
The festival will also include several special events:
- January 20: Artist Meet & Greet — Visit Aerena Gallery on 600 Main Street, Napa, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. for a chance to meet and learn more about the festival's artists and their creations.
- February 10: Lantern Parade — Experience a family-friendly "art after dark" Lantern Parade starting at Oxbow Commons Park at 6:30 p.m., featuring live music by Funk Fatale and an opportunity for community members to create and carry their unique lanterns. Visit the Lantern Creation Station before the parade from 2-5 p.m.
"The Napa Lighted Art Festival is a testament to the innovative spirit of our community,” said Napa Mayor Scott Sedgley. “By blending technology, art and light, the festival creates an atmosphere that captivates audiences and fosters a sense of unity. I am proud to be part of an event that celebrates creativity, uplifts spirits and contributes to the cultural tapestry of Napa."
For more information on the artists, artwork and participating locations, please visit www.cityofnapa.org/ArtAfterDark