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 will open June 1, 2015
Deadline to submit an application is September 30, 2015.
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
In consideration of being invited to participate at La Quinta Arts Festival 2016 the following rules apply …Learn More
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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 accomodation list will be available in September 2015: 2015 La Quinta Arts Festival Accommodation List
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…..here.
LQAF partners with Authorize.Net to assure you of secure payment.
This is information you need to know before arriving at La Quinta Arts Festival 2016.
Artist Information Guide 2016
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
LQAF thanks the Artist Advisory Board for their support! 2016 Advisory Board will be announced in July.
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 Budish – Sculptor, 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 McKee – Drawing & 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 Napier – Sculptor, 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 Bjurstrom – Drawing, 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.”