Art Under the Umbrellas shows are one day events located in Old Town La Quinta from 10am to 4pm on designated Saturdays. These events attract Coachella Valley residents, our annual population of snowbirds from across the country and Canada, and hotel guests from coastal communities. LQAF has developed a loyal following of discerning customers who enjoy strolling through this charming event while listening to live music, wine tasting or sipping cappuccino.
Art Under the Umbrellas are perfect for Artists who do not wish to dedicate an entire weekend to exhibiting in an art show. Set-up begins at 7am on Saturday morning. Artists set-up along the closed-off streets of the outdoor shopping complex. It is an easy set-up and tear-down and one can drive right up to their booth location.
Art Under the Umbrellas embraces a combination of Artist newcomers, along with veterans of La Quinta Arts Festival. We are fortunate to have the support of local Artists, and those coming from all over Southern California.
Art Under the Umbrellas has become very popular with art patrons and local hotel concierges seeking quality activities to recommend to their guests.
Hotel clientele at La Quinta Resort, Embassy Suites, Santa Rosa Condos, as well as neighboring properties in Indian Wells and Palm Desert, flock to the desert to celebrate the long holiday weekends. Traditionally these are the busiest weekends in the Coachella Valley.
For any of you that prefer to drive out Friday evening, we have been able to secure attractive hotel rates.
Please check back for the 2014/15 Art under the Umbrellas Information and Application Packet. It will be available June 1st, 2014. Application deadline August 31st, 2014. Applications received after the deadline may be subject to waitlist. Initial confirmation will be mailed September 5th, 2014.
In the interim, if you have any questions or concerns, please address them to our Artist Helpline. The contact information is: Phone 760-564-1244 ext. 112 or contact our artist helpline.