Community Partners

di Rosa is proud to recognize the following outstanding partnering organizations:

Arts Council Napa Valley

Arts Council Napa Valley (ACNV) is a local arts agency connecting, advocating and leading the arts community in Napa Valley. Together, we promote common initiatives including visual arts education and encourage the hiring of Napa Valley artists through the Creative Directory platform. In 2018, di Rosa provided a Teaching Visual Literacy Workshop co-sponsored by ACNV and the Napa Valley Unified School District (NVUSD). ACNV and di Rosa are currently developing a crisis response training for artists (fall 2019), born out of a need following the devastating fires of 2017. Learn more

Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley inspires and enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. di Rosa and the Boys & Girls Clubs are in the second year of partnership on a project that encourages teens to explore art and artmaking techniques with Bay Area-based artists. This summer and fall, artist Lexa Walsh (guest curator for di Rosa’s recent exhibition, Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, part 2) will work with teens at the Clubhouse.  Learn more

California College of the Arts

California College of the Arts (CCA) educates students to shape culture and society through the practice and critical study of art, architecture, design, and writing. During the 2018-2019 academic year, di Rosa hosted two faculty retreats and is collaborating with ceramics faculty chair Nathan Lynch to assemble and deliver a panel related to the exhibition Viola Frey: Center Stage (fall 2019). Together we are developing a long-term project related to di Rosa’s Winery lake and land with community arts chair Susanne Cockrell.  Learn more

Community Resources for Children

Community Resources for Children (CRC) provides resources for the early care and education of children in Napa County. di Rosa is pleased to participate in CRC’s Active Minds early childhood learning program, providing two sessions for parents and their children off-site with art project supplies they can take home. Participants have the opportunity to visit for free with complimentary guest passes.  Learn more

Marin MOCA

The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA) connects art, community, and artistic expression. We provided two family clay workshops related to exhibitions on view: Viola Frey: Center Stage at di Rosa and Viola Frey: Her Self at MarinMOCA.  Learn more

Napa Valley College Performing Arts

Napa Valley College Theater Arts creates high-quality theater experiences on stage and in the classroom. Based on the success of two collaborations in 2018, Professor of Theater Arts/Performing Arts Coordinator and Artistic Director Jennifer King has designed a credit course around theater-making. A unit on museum theater will take place at di Rosa in fall 2019. A culminating performance is scheduled to take place at di Rosa on December 7, 2019.  Learn more

Napa County Library

The Napa County Library aims to enrich people’s lives with books and information. di Rosa is pleased to continue its second year of offering the free, intergenerational program interACTIVE at the Main Branch in conjunction with the exhibition Building a Different Model: Selections from the di Rosa Collection. Library cardholders also receive complimentary admission to di Rosa’s early childhood literacy program, Short Stories. di Rosa and the library are crafting a culminating art experience with Napa Poet Laureate, Jeremy Benson,  for at-risk teens participating in a mental health program (summer 2019).  Learn more

Nimbus Arts

Nimbus Arts is dedicated to fostering creative expression, nurturing curiosity, innovating through collaboration, and building a sense of community. di Rosa’s outdoor studio is activated with hands-on workshops and activities facilitated by Nimbus Arts and their artists.  Learn more 

Sonoma Community Center Ceramic Artist in Residence Program

The Ceramic Artist in Residence Program offers a self-directed emerging or established ceramic artist a supportive work environment to explore ideas and create a cohesive body of work. di Rosa provides a membership card to the artist so they may easily access the galleries for inspiration. In exchange, the artist is encouraged to create something inspired by a work on view, which can then be displayed in their culminating exhibition at the community center.  Learn More

Sonoma Valley Regional Library

The Sonoma Regional Library brings information, ideas, and people together to build a stronger community. di Rosa will replicate the successful interACTIVE program at Sonoma Regional Library, with five sessions offered in October 2019.  Learn more



Previous partners have included Art Practical, KQED Education TV, Oxbow School, Sonoma State University, Visual Thinking Strategies, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.