The Art Association Napa Valley is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the Napa Valley through supporting arts and culture. We provide funding, advocacy, marketing and exhibition opportunities for local artists. A large portion of member dues and a percentage of art sold contributes annually to the AANV Scholarship Fund. This fund benefits local high school and college students who wish to pursue artistic careers.
Exhibition opportunities for members include rotating shows at local banks and businesses, and a co-operative gallery, Art Gallery Napa Valley, located at 1307 First Street on the west side of downtown Napa. the Art Center Napa Valley holds classes and workshops throughout the year.
AANV also sponsors and runs the Open Studios Napa Valley Program. This annual program is held the last two weekends of September. Participating and juried artists open their studios and work areas for public tours. For more information visit openstudiosnapavalley.org.
The association is active in the Napa Valley community through its young artist scholarship program. We also support the local library’s “Artist of the Month” shows.
General Membership Meetings are held at the Art Center, at 1520 Behrens Street, Napa, CA 94559, on the fourth Monday of each month. Meeting tare from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and include professional artist presentations, demonstrations, and exhibitions of member works. Guests are welcome for a $5 guest fee.
Our Mission: Fostering and encouraging creative art, its understanding and appreciation, AANV provides the arts community with education and exhibition opportunities. A portion of all revenues is retained for scholarships for continuing education for students in all the High Schools and Napa Valley College.