To honor their bravery and commitment, Festival Napa Valley and the Boisset Collection sponsored Wine Country Strong, a free concert and chef’s picnic honoring the region’s first responders, emergency workers, hospital staff – everyone who worked endless hours to protect the wine country community.
Festival Napa Valley held its annual Arts for All grant ceremony awarding $300,000 to continue its support of school-based programs and nonprofit organizations that increase access to arts and arts education. Through its Arts for All initiative, Festival Napa Valley has invested more than $1,500,000 into its community programs and partnerships over the past six years.
Mau was saved by art when he was in the eighth grade. Bored and frustrated in school, he found nothing to fire his imagination or capture his interest in any of his classes. “I was just mad all the time,” says Mau. “I felt invisible in school, like nobody cared. And I just didn’t worry about getting to class on time.”