La Quinta Arts Festival Participation

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.


The La Quinta Arts Festival is currently ranked #1 Fine Art & #1 Fine Craft Festival in the Nation by Art Fair SourceBook, and also ranks #1 Best Fine Art & Design Show in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s rankings of the 200 Best Art Shows for 2013. La Quinta Arts Festival consistently achieves $2.5 million in art sales with average sales per artist exceeding $10,000.  2014 gross art sales exceeded $3.1 million; or $13,349 average per artist!

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Applications are currently being accepted!  

Deadline to submit an application for Festival 2015 is September 30, 2014.


Application process opens June 1, 2014
and closes September 30, 2014

ZAPP™ Application Fee
June 1 – September 30


ZAPP™ Application Closes
September 30, 2014

Jury Notification
October 31, 2014

Artist Participation Agreement
& Standard Booth Fee Due

December 1, 2014

Cancellation Deadline

January 1, 2015

La Quinta Arts Festival Program
Ad Payment Deadline

January 15, 2015 

Booth Assignments
Available Online

Early February 2015

Event Registration
March 3 & 4, 2015

La Quinta Arts Festival
March 5-8, 2015, 10am-5pm

Tear Down
March 8 & 9, 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 over $1,147,752 to visual arts college students!

Apply by September 30, 2014 at


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 2014 the following rules apply …Learn More

2015 Festival Media Categories

To see all acceptable media categories …Click Here

2015 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!  You can view Festival 2015’s accomodation list here:  2015 La Quinta Arts Festival Accommodation List

2015 Festival Accepted Artists Event Fees

Once accepted into 2015 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

2015 Participating Artist Instruction Guide

This is information you need to know before arriving at La Quinta Arts Festival.   La Quinta Arts Festival 2015 accepted artists follow this link:   Artist Information Guide 2015

2015 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 –  La Quinta Arts Festival Program Spec Sheet 2015

Advertise in SouthwestArt magazine.  The Collector’s choice for over 40 years, an amazing value!
Marketing Opportunity – Southwest Art Magazine

2015 Artist Advisory Board

LQAF thanks the Artist Advisory Board for their support!


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.”