The Art Association Napa Valley has been an active organization of local artists for the past 54 years, encouraging both local artists and students; and currently sustains a membership of over 90 artists.
AANV is a private, nonprofit arts organization that improves the quality of life by supporting arts and culture. We provide funding, advocacy, marketing and exhibition opportunities for local artists. A portion of member dues and art sold contributes to the AANV Scholarship Fund; benefitting local high school and college students who wish to pursue artistic careers.
Fostering and encouraging creative art, its understanding and appreciation; the Napa Valley Art Association provides the arts community with education and exhibition opportunities.
General Membership Meetings:
Held at the association facility at 1520 Behrens Street, Napa, CA 94559, on the fourth Monday of each month in January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November. Meeting times are from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and include professional artist’s presentations and demonstrations and exhibitions of member works. Guests are welcome with a $5 guest fee.
Rotating shows at local banks and businesses, and a co-operative gallery, Artists of the Valley, located at 1307 First Street on the west side of downtown Napa. The Association also provides monthly “Artist of the Month” competitions with viewing at the public library, participation in Chef’s Market plus other shows and competitions.
Napa Valley Open Studios Program:
As of 2010, Napa Valley Art Association has also taken on sponsorship of the Napa Valley Open Studios Program. For more Napa Valley Open Studio information and a catalog/map go to: http://www.openstudiosnapavalley.org/