Spring is springing in Northern California. It was time to get out of the house for some fresh air and street art in Yountville, California. Yountville is a lovely alternative to some of the busy wineries and shopping districts of its neighbor Napa, Saint Helena or Calistoga. It was also the perfect place to get outdoors safely masked in public.
Wherever you are today, whether its still snowy or tropical and warm or somewhere in between, I would like to send you some California sunshine from one of the most famous regions on the planet, for good reason.
Di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art is not your average stop in Napa. The art is serious and IT.IS.LARGE. The grounds are lovely. Wine is nowhere to be found (except for the vines on the property) which is welcome in a place where stopping at one winery about hits my max these days.
Di Rosa is highlighting the largest collection (over 100 pieces) of art by Viola Frey in one exhibition ever. Many many pieces were on display including her larger than life pieces in living 80’s color. Most of the pieces are ceramic ranging in size and purpose.
The exhibition space is spectacular. Be sure to come early since they close at 4 p.m. and one must be shuttled to the exhibition space. I was lucky visiting during the week as I was the only visitor and had the entire place to myself save one security guard.
Napa has some world class art happening which perhaps could be taken more seriously if everyone wasn’t so tipsy all the time. 😉
My favorite installation is below. Something about a swinging angel was entertaining and not expected. And what’s not cool about a random car hanging from a tree?
Below are the grounds and the main exhibition space with some pretty wild and colorful pieces.
Come enjoy Napa. There is something here for everyone. Cheers!
Hall Winery Napa – When art and architecture overshadow the wine.
On our way to Castello di Amorosa we couldn’t help but notice the giant shining bunny at Hall winery. We.Could.Not.Pass.Up.The.Bunny. What we didn’t expect was a dozen other magnificent pieces of art set in a uber comfortable setting meant for guests to savor the wine, the weather, and the scenery. If only we had more time to stop at the hundreds of wineries in the area…
What’s your favorite part of Napa? Favorite wine or winery?
Pretty Purple huh?
They call this “Ocean” view.
Slightly creepy yet interesting man
Art made from the metal bits the vines are typically attached to
Art made from bedazzled sweatshirts which cracks me up because I can think of all the women who once wore them