How can we make the arts accessible to everyone? This is one of Festival Napa Valley’s primary missions – and the purpose of tonight’s Arts for All Gala. Wine Country’s premier arts charity event, the Gala is one of the most meaningful nights of the Festival, and, with more than $10 million raised to date, possibly the biggest fundraiser for arts education in the West.
Helping the Festival realize this mission is four-time Grammy Award-winner Seal. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter rocketed to worldwide stardom with his hit singles “Kiss from a Rose” and “Crazy.” Tonight he reignites some of the most iconic jazz and swing classics ever written, performing songs from his Grammy Award-nominated album, Standards, which pays tribute to legendary artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, accompanied by the Festival’s Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra.
This year’s celebration 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 a backdrop, guests will be treated to an elegant dinner paired with extraordinary wines from HALL, WALT, and Domaine Carneros. The festivities cap off with a high-energy live auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime luxury lots.
Proceeds from the evening provide free and affordable access to world-class performances, support public school arts education programs in Napa County, and fund scholarships for emerging musicians.
Seal appears as part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Art Series
HALL Napa Valley
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.