Historic Napa Mill Gateway


Client: City of Napa

Location: Napa, CA, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $75,000

Project Team

Lead Artist

Gordon Huether

Gordon Huether & Partners, Inc.


City of Napa


The Napa Mill is a popular destination for the community and tourists with shops, restaurants, galleries and the Napa Valley Inn. Built using recycled patinated steel, the sculpture stands at 19ft. tall and is 18ft. wide across the street it sits above.


This gateway serves as a place maker and way finding structure for the Napa Mill River Front district in Napa, CA. The goals of this project were to signify the history and importance of the location and pay tribute to the Napa Mill in design and materials. The gateway is made from recycled steel from the Napa Mill and features artisan fabrication, custom patinas and painted aluminum signage and lettering. The structure anchors the historic 19th century era neighborhood.