‘The Whine Train’ from Jeremy Fish for RAD Napa curated by Thinkspace.
“This mural is dedicated to those whiny days we all have when the steam that really gets our train moving is from a belly full of boiling, bubbling emotion.” – Jeremy Fish
The Rail Arts District is coming alive with dozens of murals from internationally renowned artists over the coming years thanks to the generous support of The Wine Train and the Napa Valley Vine Trail.
Our friends over at Juxtapoz recently featured the latest murals from our collaboration with RAD Napa. Flip through the gallery on their website for awesome progress shots and the finished pieces captured by our resident photographer, Birdman photos.
ARTICLE: MARS-1 AND BUMBLEBEELOVESYOU PAINT NEW MURALS FOR THE RAD NAPA PROJECT
Thinkspace Projects has been curating murals for RAD Napa with support from the Wine Train and Napa Valley Vine Trail. Check out the other murals developed through the project here.
We’re back up north to continue our RAD Napa collaboration with support from the Wine Train and Napa Valley Vine Trail, and this time we are with the mindbending Mars-1. A master of optical illusion and manipulation of dimension and space, Mars-1 creates new galaxies and universes in his work that will be distilled into a microcosm for the rad mural that will be on view for the find folks of Napa. Below is a peek into the mural’s progress thus far this week.
Photos courtesy of Birdman Photos
The Napa Valley Vine Trail, Napa Valley Wine Train and members of Napa’s local arts community have partnered to create the first art district in the Napa Valley, designated as the Rail Arts District (RAD) Napa.
RAD Napa will transform the existing Cross-Town Commuter Path into a cultural corridor providing an experiential and educational trail celebrating our beautiful Napa Valley. This will be accomplished by applying murals to the backs of buildings, installing sculptures, fence art, landscaping, gateway features, and more!
Thinkspace is honored to be the curator for the mural portion of this amazing project. This will be an ongoing, multi-year project spanning dozens of walls and featuring some of the biggest names in muralism.
Kicking things off this Thursday will be Bezt of Etam Cru in collaboration with Natalia Rak – both artists arrive in from Poland tomorrow afternoon and we can’t wait to watch them work their magic up in Napa Valley.
Recent mural by Betz
The wall in Napa being buffed for Betz
Coming up in March will be Felipe Pantone from Argentina, followed by Cinta Vidal in April. More projects currently in the works. Plans are to have 6-8 walls created annually. We will have Birdman on scene documenting all the goodness, so we will be sure to share some progress later this week.