NAPA, Calif. – In support of Napa’s Arts in April, Riverfront businesses are hosting the first-ever Napa’s Riverfront Chalk Festival, April 21, 2013, featuring local artist Amy Gallaher Hall. Watch several local and student artists create works of art along the walkways from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is free and those attending are encouraged to begin their art walk at the Fourth Street overhang. Attendees may also choose to participate in creating works of art by pre-registering online to reserve sidewalk space.

On Saturday April 20, Amy Gallaher Hall will painstakingly create her 9-feet by 12-feet original work of art. Hall will begin chalking her design throughout the day on Sunday April 21 which will remain on display until April 27 or until weather permits. Other local artists joining Hall include Don Judah, Kate Salenfriend, Kristina Young and many more.

Additionally, students will design various chalk drawings on 4-feet by 8-feet MDO board, a chalk paintable surface made of plywood. Student drawings will be judged for a chance at earning cash prizes: first place awarded $350 and second place awarded $150. All student chalk drawings will be for sale and on display throughout Napa’s Riverfront. Attendees and children can also purchase chalk sets to join in on the fun inside the Children’s Chalk Area. All art-booth proceeds go to New Tech High School.

“Arts in April is a program that is very important to us in Napa,” said Sara Brooks, general manager at Napa River Inn. “Napa’s Riverfront Chalk Festival is a great way to bring the community together to celebrate the arts and to give back to local programs. Amy Gallaher Hall designs some phenomenal pieces, so we’re very excited to have her involved in the event.”

Arts in April is an annual program supported by the Arts Council Napa Valley and Visit Napa Valley. The program is a tasty blend of wine, art and local culture. For more information about Arts in April, visit

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About Napa’s Riverfront
Located in downtown Napa’s South Main Street, Napa’s Riverfront is a special district that unites to create the perfect combination of old and new. Once the site of coal and produce warehouses, a skating rink and secret society meeting rooms dating back to the 1880’s, the historic Napa Mill buildings were completely refurbished in 2000 and offer rustic elegance to compliment the classic architecture of the more recent Riverfront buildings constructed in 2009. Offering historic accommodations, a variety of dining and shopping options, high-end living and more, Napa’s Riverfront is a truly one-of-a-kind experience unlike any other in the Napa Valley. This district is home to nearly 20 premier merchants that include: Amelia’s Gifts; Angele; B.Real Women’s Apparel; Celadon; Fish Story; Frati Gelato Café; Helen Lyall Clothes for Women; Ivy, Twigs and Twine; Liken; Morimoto Napa; Napa General Store, Napa River Inn; Napa River Velo; Napa Valley Welcome Center; Scott Lyall Clothes for Men; Silo’s; Sweetie Pies; The Pear; Vintage Sweet Shoppe;