Raise your paddle high for the next generation at Festival Napa Valley’s Arts for All Gala, Wine Country’s biggest arts charity event. Proceeds from the evening provide free and affordable access to world-class performances. Funds raised also support public school arts education programs in Napa County, scholarships for emerging musicians, and the festival’s tuition-free Blackburn Music Academy. Through the generosity of Festival Napa Valley’s patrons and donors, more than $8 million has been raised to date.
Headlining the event is Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, who will be accompanied by the Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra, Festival Napa Valley’s tuition-free summer conservatory for pre-professional musicians. Ten vocal arts students selected from five Napa County public high school choral groups will join Ms. Chenoweth on stage to perform at the end of the program.
This year’s gala takes place at the magnificent HALL Winery in St. Helena, an art-filled estate that combines the best of the past and the future. With the majestic Mayacamas Mountains as their backdrop, guests will be treated to an elegant dinner prepared by the star culinary team from Meadowood and paired with extraordinary wines from HALL and WALT. The festivities cap off with a high-energy live auction featuring a dozen once-in-a-lifetime luxury lots.
HALL St. Helena
Festival Napa Valley board member Kathryn Walt Hall and her husband Craig share a vision of artisan wines alongside expressive art and masterful architecture. HALL Wines blends traditional techniques, modern technology, and a commitment to environmental responsibility to produce exceptional California-style Bordeaux varietals that are an expression of the terroir from which they come. Indeed, sustainability is HALL’s guiding principle, expressed not merely in its LEED® Gold certified facilities or its organic vineyards, but also in its enduring commitment to supporting the arts in Napa Valley and beyond.