About The Foundation

La Quinta Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization incorporated in 1982 whose mission is, “Promoting and Cultivating the Arts.” This is accomplished by producing nationally acclaimed visual and performing art events, forming meaningful partnerships within the community, and providing cultural, education and personal growth outreach programs to all citizens of the Coachella Valley and beyond.

A city must be more than streets and buildings, cops and workers, ordinances and development. It must provide opportunity for positive participation and self-fulfillment of the individual, while contributing to the community.”
Fred Wolff, La Quinta’s first mayor & co-founder of La Quinta Arts Foundation

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Become a Member

Marty & Annette RakowitzLa Quinta Arts Foundation members are offered several levels of participation and benefits, all which include complimentary tickets to La Quinta Arts Festival.  …Learn More

Donations

LQAF credits much of its success to the generosity of its benefactors. Make an online donation to La Quinta Arts Foundation today. …Learn More

Volunteer

La Quinta Arts Foundation has numerous opportunities for volunteers. If you’ve the time … we’ve got a task for you. It takes year-round help to make all of our outreach programs and events successful. Why not join our team of volunteers today? It’s never too early to sign up for La Quinta Arts Festival. …Learn More

Docent Program

LQAF’s Docent Program is an educational outreach program taught free of charge to fourth and fifth graders in Desert Sands and Coachella Valley Unified School District classrooms. Developed in 1991, this program fills a void created by the eradication of state funding in public schools. …Learn More

Visual Art Scholarship Program

La Quinta Arts Foundation’s Visual Art Scholarship Program has awarded $1,000,000 to local students pursuing college degrees in the visual arts. …Learn More

LQAF Store

Each year La Quinta Arts Foundation produces an award winning poster to commemorate the annual La Quinta Arts Festival, now in our 30th year. Many of the Annual Posters are available for sale here online. …Learn More

LQAF Sponsors & Partners

La Quinta Arts Foundation is proud to recognize our sponsors and community partners who are integral to LQAF success and participate in our programs. 
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Board & Staff

Chairman/President Phillip Waller presides over LQAF’s board of directors. Executive Director Christi Salamone heads up LQAF’s team of five staff members. …Learn More