You really should go if you haven't gone. It's one of the top fine art (& music) festivals in the country. It's not cheap ($25/adults and $15/kids) but there are coupons around town - so look for them. I snagged a bunch of $5 off coupons when I was in Napa one day. They had a stack of them at a local toy store. We didn't need them all so I handed them out to the crowd which made a bunch of people very happy. I hope they spent the $5 they saved at the beer booth. I know we did.
We saw some new artists this year and some of our favorites. We heard classic rock, folk, and opera while we were there, too.
We saw a lot of people buying art and jewelry. The artists seemed to be quite pleased. We did our part and purchased two small pieces. Nothing big cuz we're kind of on a tight budget. Elli even brought some of her own money and bought a gorgeous, glass paperweight.
There were several large pieces we really loved. I have the artists' cards. Because you just never know!
Here's some of the cool stuff we saw:
|Seung Lee Printmaking
|"Really Fat Cat"
|This looked so real. Scary!
|Scott Olson is one of our favorites.
|Red Wolf Fine Art
|Mark Anderson, St. Helena
|Jim Budish - This dog sculpture was as tall as me!
|Seal sculpture made from trash found on the coast.
|Save the seals. Don't litter.
|Yummy Udon Noodles
|Jewelry made from recycled traffic light glass
|Robert Weil we bought one of these.
|Elli bought one of these paperweights. She had a tough time deciding which one.
|Sutherland Glass Art