Napa Lighted Art Festival shines light on an exciting way to enjoy outdoor art

NAPA, California– “It’s a different experience than visiting art in a traditional setting. Generally, you tell someone to go to a gallery,” says artist and architect Jacques Lesec.

The City of Napa has shed light on a new and exciting way for visitors to enjoy art. The Napa Lighted Art Festival is a nighttime, outdoor, walk-in experience that highlights 10 lighted art sculptures by a variety of artists. It’s free to the public.

“The United States as a whole doesn’t have many of these types of festivals compared to Europe, Asia or Australia,” explains Napa’s Public Art Manager Katrina Gregory, “We’re excited to be one of the first.”

Across several blocks, visitors can see diverse works combining creative arts, technology and light.

“Projection art, neon art, large metal sculptures with LED lights, inflatable light art,” notes Gregory. “It’s honestly just a really playful, imaginative, uplifting type of artwork that anyone, of any age, can enjoy.”

“The exciting thing about an illuminated arts festival is the sense of discovery,” reveals Lesec. “You stumble across a new work of art and it surprises you and it’s special.”

“This is art like you won’t find anywhere else,” explains participant Lilea.

“We came from San Antonio, Texas,” says visitor Amy. “It’s a unique opportunity to see such beautiful art on the streets, especially when you’re enjoying such a beautiful night and weather.”

Visitors can also explore downtown Napa’s lively restaurants and shops.

“It’s something that grows and gets more and more exciting every year, and I can’t wait to see what happens in the future,” Lesec proclaims with a smile.

More information can be found here. Napa Lighted Art Festival shines light on an exciting way to enjoy outdoor art

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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