La Quinta Arts Festival Participation

La Quinta Arts Festival has been awarded #1 Fine Art Show in the Nation, 2013, 2014, 2015 by the prestigious Art Fair Sourcebook and rated #1 Fine Art and Design Show by Sunshine Artist!


 La Quinta Arts Foundation has earned respect and accolades for our ability to connect the “right buyer” with the artist. An extensive marketing campaign assures a large presence of knowledgeable, serious art patrons.  La Quinta Arts Festival 2014 and 2015 averaged art sales exceeded $3 million; more than $13,000 average per artist!

Applications for the 2016 La Quinta Arts Festival are now closed. 


Application process opens June 1, 2015
and closes October 11, 2015

ZAPP™ Application Fee
June 1 – October 11


ZAPP™ Application Closes
October 11, 2015

Jury Notification
October 31, 2015

Artist Participation Agreement
& Standard Booth Fee Due

December 1, 2015

Cancellation Deadline

January 1, 2016

La Quinta Arts Festival Program
Ad Payment Deadline

January 10, 2016 

Booth Assignments
Available Online

Early February 2016

Event Registration
March 1 & 2, 2016

La Quinta Arts Festival
March 3-6, 2016, 10am-5pm

Tear Down
March 6 & 7, 2016

La Quinta Arts Festival requires artists pay a 20% show fee for all art sales made at, or as a result of participating in La Quinta Arts Festival.

A low booth fee of $275 for a 12×12 space means minimal up-front investment to participate, and allows LQAF to be successful only when artists are successful.

Steered by its non-profit mission of “Promoting and Cultivating the Arts” since 1982, La Quinta Arts Foundation uses proceeds from La Quinta Arts Festival for programs and activities that support artists, educate art students, and for cultural enrichment programs for all segments of the community.

LQAF has provided scholarship funding of $1.2 million to visual arts college students!

For assistance: Contact our helpline by email or call (760) 564-1244 x112

Arts Festival Rules

In consideration of being invited to participate at La Quinta Arts Festival 2016 the following rules apply …Learn More

2016 Festival Media Categories

To see all acceptable media categories …Click Here

2016 Festival Artist Accommodation List

LQAF makes every effort to negotiate favorable rates on behalf of all Festival Artists.  We have approached properties in a broad range from upscale hotels to campgrounds in the Coachella Valley.  March is the most popular month of the year and we encourage all Artists to make their hotel bookings early!  2016 La Quinta Arts Festival Accommodation List

2016 Festival Accepted Artists Event Fees

Once accepted into 2016 La Quinta Arts Festival artists may begin paying event fees.  Standard Booth fees are due first.  In February artists may pay balance based on the size of their booth, use of electricity and boxed lunch orders.  You may also purchase an Ad in La Quinta Arts Festival Program.   LQAF accepted artists pay event fees…

LQAF partners with Authorize.Net to assure you of secure payment.

  • The Standard Booth Fee – $275
  • The Large Booth Fee – $575
  • The X-Large Booth Fee – $775
  • The Booth Electric Fee – $150
  • Artist Boxed Lunch Orders – $11 each

Participating Artist Information Guide

This is information you need to know before arriving at La Quinta Arts Festival 2016.
Artist Information Guide 2016

Festival Booth Rentals

Listed below are rental items most frequently requested for La Quinta Arts Festival.

Classic Party Rentals is offering a reduced Show delivery rate this year ($50) based on Tuesday (3/01/2016) or Wednesday (3/02/2016) delivery with pick-up following the close of the festival (Monday 3/07/2016) at dusk.

Canopy 10′ x 10′ with white top $145
Canopy 10′ x 20′ with white top $344
Sidewall, solid white, per linear foot $3.90
Wall slider (per slide) $30
Canvas market umbrella w/stand $53.00
6′ banquet table $12.00
10′ banquet linen for 6′ table (halfway to floor) $16.00
6’ Drape for 6’ table (floor length) $24.00
8’ banquet table $12.40
12′ banquet linen for 8′ table (halfway to floor) $24.00
8′ Drape for 8′ table (floor length) $12.40
Samsonite chair (white) $1.75
4′ x 8′ white lattice w/white velon backing $45.50
2′ x 8′ white lattice w/white velon backing $37.75
Delivery & pick-up charge $50

You may order any of the items above or other items listed on Classic Party Rentals website: or by contacting Sharon Wyler at: 760.434.5110. They require a 100% deposit by credit card when the order is taken to reserve the equipment.  The credit card also acts as a security deposit. You are free to make changes to your order (increase or decrease) up to Friday 2/26/2016, provided the equipment is available.  If for some reason you cannot attend the show, they will of course refunds your payment, provided you inform them no later than Friday 2/26/2016 to receive the full credit.


2016 Artist Marketing Opportunities

La Quinta Arts Foundation provides three excellent marketing opportunities for artists.
Join the LQAF.COM Artist Gallery

Increase your on-site presence at La Quinta Arts Festival.  Advertise in La Quinta Arts Festival Museum quality Program –  LQAF FEST Program Artist Spec Sheet_2016

Advertise in SouthwestArt magazine.  The Collector’s choice for over 40 years, an amazing value!
La Quinta Art Festival 2016 – SW ART marketing opportunity

2016 Artist Advisory Board

Learn about the 2016 Artist Advisory Board.


Don McCoy – Jeweler, Colorado
“Incredible location, exceptional crowd of QUALIFIED, ENGAGED ART BUYERS – High End Works sells WELL here!! Show staff works tirelessly to help artists succeed.”



Jim BudishSculptor, Illinois
“The La Quinta Arts Festival is the world’s most beautiful venue, backed by the most savvy and artist empathetic festival direction, supported by the most welcoming community, and base of volunteers that an artist could wish for.”



Michael McKeeDrawing & Pastel, Illinois
“I’ve been fortunate to have participated in La Quinta Arts Festival for 3 years now, and I have to say that there is no more professionally run festival in the country. The rewards have been both financial and personal, with a special nod to the organizers. La Quinta is a great place to be in March, and I hope to come back as long as they will have me.”


Jason NapierSculptor, Washington
“There are many reasons why this is my favorite show…The staff is absolutely amazing! The setting is drop dead gorgeous! The artists at this show are of the highest caliber! But most of all, the success of this show comes from working as a “Team”. A team comprised of show staff, artists, volunteers, and sponsors. The dedicated show staff seek valuable feedback from these partners and every year they implement, strengthen and fine tune a multitude of particulars that go into making this show what it is today.
The commission aspect I regard as an investment into this show and the community. Large scale advertising campaigns are targeted to getting the right crowd to enter the gates. I see the return when these patrons stroll into my booth; they are practically “handpicked”. They are qualified art collectors and whether it is their first time or return every year, they are here to support la Quinta Arts Foundation and the artists. Relationships created at this show will last a lifetime!”


David BjurstromDrawing, Texas
“I would (and DO) drive over 1200 miles each way just for La Quinta Arts Festival because it is a dependably high sales show for me and I’ve never been disappointed. From the art-savvy crowd ready to buy, the gorgeous setting, to the staff and incredible volunteers; this is the show I look forward to more than any other all year long.”