"New Grass" bronze sculpture by Carl Ciliax
There's more than just grape growing going on in Napa Valley. Each year, the valley's art association, made up of dozens of resident artists in the area, cracks the doors for Open Studios Napa Valley
, happening this weekend and next. This year, 71 artists in 42 studio locations will be a part of the self-guided tours. Drawings, paintings, sculpture and multimedia works are all part of the sights, which also include artist talks and demonstrations. This is also the best chance to buy art directly from the source when Open Studios Napa Valley runs Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 19-20 and Sept. 26-27, at various Napa artists' studios. 10am to 5pm each day. Free. Maps and info at openstudiosnapavalley.com.