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.
Return the following forms to LQAF, fully filled out, initialed, signed and dated:
AUU 2013-14 Application Packet (174.82KB)
Artists remit 20% of sales to LQAF, made during or as a result of your participation in Art Under the Umbrellas.
$75 Per Show/Single Booth
$150 Per Show/Double Booth
DO NOT send payment until you receive notice of confirmation.
Booth Fees can be paid on line by clicking the “Buy Now” button. You MUST complete the form entirely, including your email, or the transaction will be declined. Your name, address, and security code must match the information your card issuing bank has on file otherwise the transaction will be declined. Change the quantity box to correspond to the number of Umbrella Show dates for which you are paying. If you are paying for a double booth you must make the quantity two (2). Please print the receipt for your records. If you have questions about the payment interface contact Jim Christian.
Artists may request a 10×10 CANOPY space or a 10×10 UMBRELLA space. Artists must bring their own Umbrella or Canopy; LQAF does not provide either. Canopies must be white and must be weighted and secured for safety due to winds in the desert. (See Booth Staking Requirements below)
Confirmation of acceptance will be mailed in early September. All further communication will be made by e-mail. Once confirmed, pre-payment to LQAF by due date guarantees your space in the event. If payment is not received by the due date, you may lose your space to a wait-listed Artist. No booth fee refunds within a month prior to the event. Refunds are less $25 administration fee. If an Artist “no-shows” an Umbrella show, they may be prohibited from participating in subsequent shows as determined by LQAF. Of course, payment received earlier than the designated deadline is appreciated, as this is a true indication of an artist’s commitment to participate.
Artists who have not exhibited in Art Under the Umbrellas during the past two years must also submit photos of their current art work and booth display for consideration.
It is the Artist’s responsibility and an absolute requirement to have a current California Seller’s Permit in their booth at all times. The Artist must also have a La Quinta Business License. The City of La Quinta requires all participating artists to add Art Under the Umbrellas location (78015 Main Street La Quinta CA 92253) to their resale permit as a temporary location. This should be done prior to applying for a City Business License.
Unavailability of required permits and licenses could be grounds for removal from the show. The Artist agrees to have the valid licenses available for inspection in their booth during all show hours.
California Seller’s Permit - Each Artist must obtain a California Seller’s Permit adding the Art Under the Umbrellas location as a temporary location (78015 Main Street La Quinta CA 92253). Artist must present California Seller’s Permit number in writing to LQAF by the date indicated in their confirmation. Go to the California State Board of Equalization website to eRegister.
City of La Quinta Business License – Artist agrees to obtain a City of La Quinta Business License prior to artist check-in. La Quinta Temporary Business Licenses are valid for one year at a cost of $15-$30. Download the application and information here…
|La Quinta Temporary Business License (39.48KB)|
Tax - In accordance with the California State Board of Equalization, the Artist is required to collect, report, and file all appplicable taxes including Riverside County Sales tax, designating their sales transacted in La Quinta.
Rack cards are available for artists to mail to art patrons or to distribute to local businesses; please call: 760-564-1244 ext. 112 or contact our artist helpline.
A lay-out map with booth assignments will be emailed to all Artists ten days to two weeks prior to the event. Please be flexible and understand that we are trying to satisfy the requirements and requests of our Artists, Old Town La Quinta merchants, Building & Safety Departments for the City of La Quinta, and the County of Riverside Fire Department. In order to create a safe and successful event, all of these needs must be taken into consideration.
Bad weather could result in the loss of thousands of dollars worth of art. Untethered canopies are the main culprits. A remedy has been tested and is required at our show. A few pieces of hardware, some weights and a few extra minutes of preparation will go a long way towards guarding against the loss of sales due to the loss of artwork. All Artists who have a canopy and/or vertical grid wall are required to comply with the following staking requirements, each leg of your exhibit is required to be taped and bound or clamped as follows:
These requirements are for your benefit and the safety of all present at Art Under the Umbrellas. Even though you stake your exhibit according to our specifications, any liability resulting from winds, other elements of nature or accident affected by your exhibit, art or presence are your responsibility.La Quinta Arts Foundationis not responsible for any damage due to accident or other elements of nature.
Do not send payment until you receive a notice of confirmation. You may mail your payment upon confirmation or pay here online. Initial confirmations will be mailed out in early September 2013. All subsequent communication will be by email. We realize that many Artists are on the road participating in summer shows and are not home to accept mail delivery. Your acceptance is based on our ability to balance the show and to ensure it is aesthetically pleasing.
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.