Forget the wine, how to do Napa for the art

by TrevR on August 30, 2007

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The Napa Valley is pretty much known for one thing, and one thing only: wine. Further, one could argue that Napa is synonymous with Cabernet Sauvignon. That being said, if you’re not into wine, there are plenty of other activities to chose from–spas, golf, biking, hiking and more.

Another option is to check out the art. Earlier this week, the Contra Costa Times published a nice round-up of the many art galleries available to the public in the valley. Among the suggestions were the Hess Collection’s multi-story art collection, Mumm Napa Valley’s fine art photography galleries and Close Pegase’s “temple of wine and art”, which has various sculptures and old-time wine vessels, among others.

If you’re simply interested in gazing at some amazing paintings of the region, we might suggest a casual stroll through Yountville’s Vintage 1870, with a stop at Gallery 1870 being a must. In fact, on September 8th (between 2pm – 5:30pm) the gallery will host a gathering of local artists who will be showing off their work, which sounds like it will be quite fun.

Here are a few samples:

Patrick O’Rourke’s “Silver Oak Sunset”

Imre Buvary’s “Autumn Balloon Ride”

Gail Chandler’s “Bistro Jeanty with Bike”

Takayuki Harada’s “Napa Balloon Day”

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, cabernet sauvignon, napa valley art, Yountville, Vintage 1870, Gallery 1870, Hess Collection, Mumm Napa Valley, Close Pegase, napa art]

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has written 726 posts on The Cork Board. He was born and aged in the Napa Valley and has a passion for wine, writing and social media, which led him to co-found this blog in early 2007. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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