The 29th La Quinta Arts Festival, RANKED #3 IN THE NATION, is returning to La Quinta, California where art, entertainment, wine & fabulous food will delight festival goers March 10 – 13, 2011, at the stunning La Quinta Civic Center Campus, March 10-13, from 10am to 5pm each day.
The Festival will welcome 230 of North America’s preeminent artists arriving from 44 states, Canada and Mexico. Almost 30% of the exhibitors are presenting their work in the Coachella Valley for the first time, along with returning favorites who you will only see at La Quinta Arts Festival.
New to the Festival this year is the exciting Restaurant Row and Island Bar. Restaurant Row will feature enticing fare for patrons to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the show. Fisherman’s Market & Grill will serve Mahi Sliders, Cajun Salmon Salad, Albacore Lettuce Wraps, Fish & Chips and more. Harry’s Oklahoma BBQ will be grilling Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Pulled Pork, Tri-Tip, Chicken, and Hot Links, to name a few. Waffleman’s Ice Cream Treats and E. Pels Italian Ices will also be present. At the Island Bar, Baja Louie’s Cantina has breakfast items and snacks; coffee, fresh muffins, fruit, burritos, deluxe guacamole & chips, and frosty craft beers. Old Town Wine Cellar will pour select wines and champagne mimosas. Lots of seating and shade will let you linger to enjoy the art and entertainment.
Festival goers are treated to great ambiance music throughout the grounds each day from Bill Keale, the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar virtuoso, Oscar Reynolds, award winning Bolivian Pan Pipes and Jazz favorite Joe Baldino. On Saturday and Sunday watch for the captivating performance art of Don McLeod‘s Living Statues and Zen Butoh dancers. Sunday, March 13th from 11am to 1pm the Festival welcomes the San Bernardino Symphony Quintet.
Daily Festival tickets are $12; a Multi-day pass is $15; allows you entrance all 4 days. Children under 12 are free. Valet Parking, Paid Self Parking and Free Parking is available.