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La Quinta Arts Festival Ranked #1 in the Nation 2014. La Quinta Arts Foundation is thrilled to announce that its signature event La Quinta Arts Festival has been ranked the #1 Fine Art Festival and # 1 Fine Craft Festival in the Nation by Art Fair SourceBook, the definitive guide for art and craft fairs in the United States. No other show has previously received this dual distinction!
The 32nd Annual La Quinta Arts Festival returns to the visually stunning setting of La Quinta’s Civic Center Campus (78495 Calle Tampico La Quinta CA) in the greater Palm Springs area – Southern California’s preferred desert resort location. Produced by La Quinta Arts Foundation, in partnership with its Premier Sponsor the City of La Quinta, La Quinta Arts Festival raises funds for the Foundation’s non-profit mission of Promoting & Cultivating the Arts.
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This award-winning event attracts art patrons and tourists from across the nation as one of the Coachella Valley’s premier attractions. Live Entertainment, Delicious Food, Wine and Beer complement your experience.
At the Gate a Single Day Adult Admission is $12, or select a Multi-Day Pass for $15 for entry all 4 days! Children under 12 are free!
Exclusive Website Offer: Purchase Your Tickets Using the “Buy Now” button and Receive a Multi-Day Pass for $12! (Maximum Per Transaction – 6 Tickets) The payment form MUST be filled out 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. Your tickets will be at Will Call, please print your online receipt to present upon arrival.
Since 1982 La Quinta Arts Foundation has created programs and opportunities to nurture and support fine artists through our mission of Promoting and Cultivating the Arts.
Only the best artists qualify for La Quinta Arts Festival. Undergoing a rigorous jury process competing with nearly 1,000 applicants these artists display mastery of their respective medium and excellence in presentation to qualify for La Quinta Arts Festival, RANKED #1 FINE ART FESTIVAL and #1 FINE CRAFT FESTIVAL IN THE NATION! – “Greg Lawler’s 2014 Art Fair SourceBook.”
La Quinta Arts Foundation is proud to present the nation’s foremost contemporary artists at La Quinta Arts Festival.
Steve Madaio & Friends
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 2pm to 5pm
Master of trumpet and flugel horn, Steve Madaio has lived the life most musicians dream of. Along with David Sandborn, he perfomed on stage at Woodstock with the Butterfield Blues Band. Madaio toured and recorded with the legendary Janis Joplin, and enjoyed two world tours with the Rolling Stones. Additionally Steve has toured and recorded with Stevie Wonder, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Madonna and Barbara Streisand to name but a few. As one of the most sought after recording session side men Steve has contributed to hundreds of artists albums. No doubt some of these are in your music collection. Steve is joined by Bobby O’Connor on keyboard, and HL Miller percussion and vocals. Bring your danncing shoes as Steve and Friends will be swinging till the Festival closes, then take home Steve’s just rleased CD ”Slices”.
Thursday, 10am to 3pm, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10am to 1:30pm
Milton Merlos Jr. was born in Boston, MA. At the age of 12 his love for the guitar was ignited and born, and by the age of 16 he was performing as a professional musician. Later Merlos traveled to Spain where he fell in love with Spanish Flamenco guitar, and that experience fueled his passion and sparked his commitment to the honored tradition of Flamenco!
Oscar Reynolds, Karumanta Music
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am to 5pm
Meadow Gazebo, East Rest Area
With a professional career of over 40 years in music, Bolivian-born artist Oscar Reynolds recently received honors from the Bolivian government for his lifetime achievement in music and dedication in developing, performing, and promoting Bolivian music in Bolivia and around the world. Reynolds, of Quechua Indian and Irish ancestry, first picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and although obtaining a law degree in 1987, decided to devote his life to his native music. He has shared the stage with Chuscales, one of today’s leading flamenco guitarists, and notable Peruvian artists such as singer Cecilia Barraza, Susana Baca’s bassist David Pinto, and Perú Negro’s Lalo Izquierdo, among others. His latest collaborative project with Lalo Izquierdo and the California Academy of Sciences was commissioned by the Creative Work Fund Grant for Traditional Arts. Oscar has eight full-length albums to his credit under his own independent label Karumanta Music. ‘Karumanta’ in Quechua, means “We have come from far away.” Be transported to a distant place and time listening to Oscar’s melodic pan pipes and soothing acoustic guitar.
DiosGracias VoceDans Theater
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11am to 3pm
Throughout the Festival grounds
Directed by Simeon Den, Marvin Tunney and Malia Gallegos, DiosGracias VoceDans Theater is a company of curated dancer/singers, who utilize the full range of the body as the instrument for artistic expression; integrating butoh-inspired movement and contemporary dance forms with vocal production including singing, reciting text, and vocalizing.
Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Lucky attendees visiting La Quinta Arts Festival on Saturday, March 8th will have the opportunity to memorialize their La Quinta Arts Festival experience and wax nostalgic.
Remember the good old days when you and your friends squeezed together, pulled the curtain and said “cheese” for the magic camera and came away with a treasured photo?
Stop by our modern day version Photo Booth, dress up and play artist, or just record your day at the Festival with family and friends. Compliments of the Festival, you will receive your keepsake photo print and you can even upload the digital image to share on-line.
Photo Booth presented by:
Fisherman’s Market & Grill – Located in Restaurant Row (Northwest area adjacent to Library)
Mahi Tacos $11 – Char grilled fresh Mahi served on corn tortillas, white sauce, cabbage
Baja Fish Tacos $11 – Pacific Cod, battered deep fried served on corn tortillas, white sauce, cabbage, pico de gallo
Fish & Chips $12 – Pacific Cod, battered, deep fried
Mahi Sliders $12 – Char grilled fresh Mahi served on Kings Hawaiian rolls, white sauce, cabbage
ALL SERVED WITH HOME-MADE KETTLE CHIPS OR SWEET POTATO FRIES
Caesar Salad $8 – Romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese, croutons
Add – Cajun Salmon $4, or Grilled Chicken Breast $3
Albacore Lettuce Wraps $11 – Fresh Albacore Tuna, marinated, grilled with onions, celery, carrots, Wasabe dressing, spicy plum sauce in Lettuce Cups
Home made Kettle Chips $3 – side order
Sweet Potato Fries $3 – side order
Sodas & Ice Tea – $3, Water $2
Beer & Wine
Zen Oasis Lounge Presented by Shanghai Reds – (Northeast area adjacent to Civic Center)
Edamame $8 – Steamed, tossed with kosher salt, served with Ponzu sauce
Vegetarian Egg Rolls $8 – Served with Spicy sweet chili sauce
Ahi Shewers $10 – Fresh Ahi seared rare or Sashimi, soy sauce, wasabe, pickled ginger
Chicken Satay$10 – Chicken skewers served with spicy peanut sauce
Mandarin Chicken Salad $10 – Chicken, mandarin oranges, sliced almonds, crispy noodles on a bed of lettuce with Asian dressing
Chicken Lettuce Cups $12 – Chicken, water chestnuts, carrots, green onion, sliced almonds, spicy plum sauce served in Lettuce Cups
Mandarin Shrimp Salad$12 – Shrimp, mandarin oranges, sliced almonds, crispy noodles on a bed of lettuce with Asian dressing
Ahi Poke $12 – Fresh Ahi tuna marinated in Ponzu sauce, served with avocado, freen onions, cilantro, topped with seaweed salad
Ahi Shewers $10…Fresh Ahi seared rare or Sashimi, soy sauce, wasabe, pickled ginger
Sodas & Ice Tea – $3, Water $2
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – Located in Restaurant Row (Northwest area adjacent to Library)
USDA Prime Filet Steak Sandwich $12 – Served on a fresh roll, topped with grilled onions
USDA Prime Cheeseburger $11- Topped with sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce & tomatoes
USDA Filet Steak Salad $11 – Served on a bed of mixed field greens tossed in Ruth’s vinaigrette, finished with blue cheese
Ruth’s Famous Homemade Seasoned Chips – tossed lightly in cajun spices $3
Soft Drinks $3 & Water $2
West Coast Hofbrau – Located in Restaurant Row (Northwest area adjacent to Library)
Get your ‘umpah’ going with these great grilled on the spot offerings!
Authentic German Sausage Sandwiches $11
Nurenburger Bratwurst – the authentic bratwurst
Bockwurst – a white sausage for the health conscience
Hungarian – seasoned with Paprika
All sausage sandwiches are served on a pretzel bun with homemade “Kalikraut” - fresh braised cabbage, applewood smoked bacon, balsamic vinegar – California’s version of sauerkraut and fresh kettle chips.
Sliders $12 – 3 sliders of either Pulled Pork or Chicken BBQ topped with spicy coleslaw and served on Kings Hawaiian Rolls, served with a side of freshly made kettle chips.
Side of Freshly made Kettle Chips $4 – or add roasted garlic, rosemary, and sea salt $5
Soft Drinks $3 & Water $2
Just need a light pick-me-up? Head to the Island Bar for your morning coffee fix, light snacks, wraps, sweets and cool refreshments!
Albacore Tuna Wrap $8
Turkey and Provolone Wrap $8
Assorted Muffins and Pastries baked fresh from Aspen Mills $4
Assorted Desserts $5
Soft Drinks, Beer & Wine Available
Red Phoenix Coffee (Mastercard/Visa accepted)
Hot Offerings – 12.oz cup
100% Kona Estate Hawaiian Coffee $3 (full body, medium smooth, mellow with floral aroma)
100% Vietnamese Coffee $2 (bold, smooth with sweet fruity notes)
Hot Chocolate with whipped cream $2
Hot Tea $2 (selected flavors)
Cold Offerings – 20 oz. cup
Kona Iced Coffee $4 (with Kona Mocha Syrup)
Vietnamese Iced Coffee$4 (sweetened with condensed milk)
Also Available – Fresh Roasted Whole Bean or Ground 1/2 lb. bags
100% Kona $12
Vietnamese Arabica $5
E. Pels Italian Ices
A festival favorite for over 30 years E. Pels returns with their highly sought after frosty treats in lemon, orange and mocha.
The Chocolate Bar Presented by Brandini Toffee Company – Located in the Meadow Gazebo
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Imagine vanilla ice cream bars dipped in dark or milk chocolate generously rolled in award winning toffee! La Quinta’s own Sweet Masterminds at Brandini Toffee Company (as featured on Oprah) will be offering these and many more delectable sweet treats.
Vanilla Toffee Ice Cream Bar $7.50 – A Premium vanilla ice cream bar hand dipped in dark or milk chocolate, covered in toffee bits and almonds.
Vanilla Toffee Milkshake $8.50 – Hand scooped vanilla ice cream, splash of milk with toffee bits, dark chocolate and almonds.
8oz. bag Cashew Almond Toffee Popcorn $10 – Toffee hand churned with fresh popcorn, cashews and almonds for a sweet. crunchy treat.
1/4 lb. bag Toffee $6 – Award winning hand made toffee topped with dark chocolate and chopped roasted almonds
1/2 lb. bag bite size Toffee $12- Perfect for Sharing!
Wines available at La Quinta Arts Festival – Presented by PMDL Wine Agency
PMDL Wine Agency represents boutique wineries, often family owned with small production lines (usually 5,000 cases) and a love and dedication to their craft. We are pleased to be able to share PMDL’s special selections with you! These wines are available from all service locations at the festival. Read about them here!
Three Pears Pinot Grigio – Mason Cellars, Napa, CA $7
Bread & Butter Chardonnay – Alias Wines, Napa, CA $10
Bread & Butter Pinot Noir – Alias Wines, Napa, CA $10
Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon – Varner Wines, Paso Robles, CA $10
La Quinta Arts Festival is held at the magnificent La Quinta Civic Center Campus, 78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253. From Interstate 10 or Highway 111, take Washington Street south to Calle Tampico.
Click here for a printable map to our location.
Public Transportation is available through Sunline Transit Agency, Sun Bus. Click here for routing and schedule.
Several parking options are available for La Quinta Arts Festival 2013; all can be accessed by traveling south on Washington Street and following the signs. Click here for Parking Map.
Convenient close proximity parking:
Valet Parking is $10
Paid Self Park is $7
Handicapped Parking is limited and fills early – we suggest valet service for the most convenient access.
Free Parking within the Village of La Quinta on residential streets is available where allowed and in the public parking lot accessed from Avenida Bermudas. Please do not block driveways or mailboxes! Please use designated cross walks!
Palm Springs Riviera is offering La Quinta Arts Festival patrons a special rate of $159 per night. Call 760-327-8311 and mention you are a La Quinta Arts Festival patron to receive this rate. Riviera Palm Springs is located in the heart of Palm Springs around 25 minutes from the festival site.
Palm Springs Riviera offers 398 luxurious guestrooms and suites, showcasing contemporary Hollywood Regency style decor. Guests retreat to an oasis of sparkling pools, themed gardens, enjoy fine dining at the signature restaurant Circa 59, and rejuvenate at the award winning Thai-inspired Spa Terre.
No Smoking Policy
La Quinta Arts Festival is a No Smoking event and venue.
Implied Consent for Festival Image Recording
Your entry to this event constitutes implied consent to be photographed and/or videotaped and to have those images published.
No Unauthorized Video Recording or Photography is Allowed at La Quinta Arts Festival.
Click here to read the full policy.
We love our pets, but LQAF Annual Events are not the places for them. LQAF has adopted a policy of “no pets” at its Annual Events. Our pet policy does not, however, apply to service animals assisting individuals with disabilities. LQAF patrons with a qualified need have a right to have a service animal at LQAF Annual Events. Legitimate service animals are always welcome guests at all LQAF Annual Events.
No Refund Policy
No refunds of admission fees will be made due to inclement weather, cancelled performances, cancelled vendors, cancelled artists, or for the unlikely circumstance of temporary or full closure of the show due any additional factor beyond our control.
La Quinta Arts Festival is nationally recognized by artists and art patrons alike as one of the renowned art festivals in the nation. Recent La Quinta Arts Festival accolades and awards include:
“#1 in the Nation Fine Art Festivals”
“#1 in the Nation Fine Craft Festivals”
“A must attend art event in the western United States”
“#3 Fine Art & Design Shows”
La Quinta Arts Festival is a true community effort which could not take place without the generous support from Sponsors, Community Partners and Donors. Please show them your appreciation by patronizing their service businesses, shops and restaurants throughout the year! …Learn more about our sponsors and supporters
Do you enjoy being part of an art event and artistic community? We enlist the help of many volunteers to accomplish our cultural mission. There are numerous volunteer opportunities for local residents. …Learn more about Volunteering with LQAF