Artist Morgan Bricca Painted 70-foot Long Mural of Beckstoffer Farm this Fall
by , The Wine Industry Network
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

First Street Napa is pleased to announce the completion of a mural commissioned by Andy Beckstoffer on the wall of one of its Napa properties, the Beckstoffer Building which houses Overland Sheepskin Co. and Brown Estate.  Painted by Bay Area-based artist Morgan Bricca and located at 1202 First Street, the mural is 11 feet tall, 70 feet long, and depicts the Beckstoffer Farm during fall.

“I wanted to do something in the realm of public art that the community can be proud of,” said Andy Beckstoffer, owner of Beckstoffer Vineyards.  “Morgan is an incredibly talented artist who brought the fall scene to life in this project after multiple visits to the farm. This mural will live on for decades to come and I’m pleased that Napa residents and visitors can enjoy the beautification of this blank building wall.”

Primarily viewable from the rooms and rooftop terrace of Archer Hotel at First Street Napa, the mural features five farm structures and a woodblock-style imprint of the Beckstoffer seal.  Bricca, who has been painting murals professionally for 17 years, has a passion for the transformative power of murals in public spaces.  She uses the sides of buildings as canvases to bring images of the natural world into urban environments.  Since becoming a full-time mural artist in 2000, Bricca has painted more than 450 murals, including over 50 in the Bay Area and 17 abroad. In 2016, she painted the mural, “Tuesday Morning, 1720” on Second Street in Napa portraying what Napa would have looked like 300 years ago. 

First Street Napa is a 325,000-square-foot mixed-use development in the heart of Downtown Napa that will encompass 45 retail shops and restaurants, new creative office space, and the 183-room Archer Hotel Napa.  The project welcomed its first series of shops and restaurants in fall 2017 with continued openings phased throughout 2018.  Tenants currently open are Archer Hotel Napa, Charlie Palmer Steak Napa, Overland Sheepskin Co., Compline wine bar + restaurant + merchant, Napa Valley Jewelers, Eiko’s Modern Japanese Cuisine, Lush, Brown Estate, Mecox, Silicon Valley Bank, Tommy Bahama, Kalifornia Jean Bar, Pacific Union International, and State & First.  Coming soon are Napastäk, Makers Market and lululemon athletica.  For more information, please visit www.firststreetnapa.com.

About First Street Napa

First Street Napa, a 325,000-square-foot mixed-use development located in the heart of Downtown Napa, welcomed its first series of shops and restaurants in fall 2017 with continued openings phased throughout 2018.  Spanning three city blocks, First Street Napa will feature 45 fashion and specialty retailers, innovative restaurants and wine bars, Creative Class office space, and Archer Hotel Napa, the tallest building in Napa Valley with 183 guestrooms including 39 balcony-clad suites.  Catering to the local Napa community and visitors alike, First Street Napa invites people to shop, dine, relax, work, and indulge in an environment complete with exceptional landscaping, living walls, seating areas, amenities, and locally curated art and design.  First Street Napa’s retail, agrarian landscaping, approachable dining, and wine country charm make this destination unmistakably Napa.  For more information, please visit www.firststreetnapa.com.

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