About The Foundation

La Quinta Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization incorporated in 1982 whose mission is, “Promoting and Cultivating the Arts.” This is accomplished by producing nationally acclaimed visual and performing art events, forming meaningful partnerships within the community, and providing cultural, education and personal growth outreach programs to all citizens of the Coachella Valley and beyond.

A city must be more than streets and buildings, cops and workers, ordinances and development. It must provide opportunity for positive participation and self-fulfillment of the individual, while contributing to the community.”
Fred Wolff, La Quinta’s first mayor & co-founder of La Quinta Arts Foundation

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La Quinta Arts Foundation has numerous opportunities for volunteers. If you’ve the time … we’ve got a task for you. It takes year-round help to make all of our outreach programs and events successful. Why not join our team of volunteers today? It’s never too early to sign up for La Quinta Arts Festival. …Learn More


Visual Art Scholarship Program

La Quinta Arts Foundation’s Visual Art Scholarship Program has awarded $1.3 million to local students pursuing college degrees in the visual arts. …Learn More

LQAF Store

Each year La Quinta Arts Foundation produces an award winning poster to commemorate the annual La Quinta Arts Festival, now in our 37th year. Many of the Annual Posters are available for sale here online. …Learn More

LQAF Sponsors & Partners

La Quinta Arts Foundation is proud to recognize our sponsors and community partners who are integral to LQAF success and participate in our programs.
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Board & Staff

Chairman/President Frank Delany presides over LQAF’s board of directors. President/CEO Christi Salamone heads up LQAF’s team of six staff members. …Learn More