One of my goals in Napa is to have a place to create community so I designed my studio to be a “community creator.” The complex in which my studio is located is right off the Napa River and filled with artisans. So, what better way to kick off Open Studios than to have an Artisan Fair with all the amazing artisans in my complex and invite the public! Hence, the creation of the Napa River Artisans to kick off Open Studios!
The festivities will take place on September 17, 2016. My studio will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and I’ll be working on a collage throughout the day so you can see a piece of art unfold. The festivities in the complex begin at 12 – 3 with an after party from 5-9.
In addition to my studio, Open Studios artists Christine George and Judy Donovan will be exhibiting their art. Richard Von Saal, of Van Saal Design Build, will showcase his design studio. Katz will offer Gold Medal olive oil tastings while you can check out their shop, right off the Napa River, and savor some field-collected honey and fresh fruit preserves. Melissa Teaff is offering samples of her cookies from the Napa Cookie Company. You will definitely want to enjoy coffee with those cookies, which you can get onsite from the Ohm Coffee Roasters (best latte in town!).
Live Edge Wood is providing gorgeous wood tables and live edge bars for guests to enjoy their eating and drinking experience on the beautiful Napa River.
What’s an outdoor party without classic cars? You’ll find a variety of classic cars on display and the extraordinary artistic talents of Jeremy Jack designs on his custom cars.
The smooth sounds of Rob Sherman will be playing during the day (while his AMAZING guitars will be on display in my studio) while Chloe Zelma and Julian Kucera will keep the party going after hours. What’s a party without beverages? Strala Vineyards, Pacheco Ranch Winery and Paula Harrell Wines will be pouring their wines while the Napa Palisades will share their craft beer.
Come meet the artisans, sample their art, get a jump start on holiday shopping with one-of-a kind gifts and enjoy a beautiful Napa Valley day. We can’t wait to meet you!