Just a short drive from legendary Palm Springs, California, La Quinta Arts Festival is held on the spectacular grounds of the La Quinta Civic Center Campus. The four-day show hosts 220 foremost contemporary artists in a picturesque 13-acre outdoor gallery with lush grass, lakes and fountains, framed by majestic mountains.
The festival has earned respect and accolades for its ability to connect the “right buyer” with the artist. An extensive marketing campaign assures a large presence of knowledgeable, serious art patrons. In 2017 La Quinta Arts Festival art sales exceeded $3 million; with a per artist average of over $14,000.
Produced by the nonprofit La Quinta Arts Foundation, proceeds from the event fund scholarships and community programs in support of its mission of Promoting and Cultivating the Arts. To date, awarding $1.278 million dollars to visual art college students.
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.
La Quinta Arts Festival 2017 Site Map, subject to change in 2018
For assistance: Contact our helpline by email or call (760) 564-1244 x112
To see La Quinta Arts Festival rules …Click Here
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The 2018 Festival Artist Accomodation List includes Hotel and Resort information, Condo Rentals, RV Parking information, Campground information and Home Hosting option. Check back in September 2017.
Once accepted into 2018 La Quinta Arts Festival artists may begin paying event fees. Standard Booth fees are due first. In mid-January artists 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 partners with Authorize.Net to assure you of secure payment.
Read through the Artist Information Guide 2018
Recommended booth vendor information coming soon.
The 2018 Artist Advisors are frequent award winners, highly experienced exhibitors and have participated in La Quinta Arts Festival for numerous years. We encourage you to contact one of them if you have questions about participating in La Quinta Arts Festival. See the list here.
Trés Taylor – Mixed Media, Alabama
“La Quinta Arts Festival is hands down my favorite show of the year! I have for the last 5 years driven across the country from my home in the Southeast to participate as a festival artist and have watched my sales increase every year. People come from all over the country and Canada to purchase art. I have not found a more beautiful setting either for the 4 days that the show takes place. The tents are set around a lake with the mountains, sometimes snow capped, visible in the distance. The staff and volunteers run a very professional festival and work hard towards its success. I highly recommend La Quinta Arts Festival as part of one’s schedule for the year.”
Michael McKee – Drawing & Pastel, Arizona
“I’ve been fortunate to have participated in La Quinta Arts Festival for 6 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.”