La Quinta Arts Festival ® Participation

La Quinta Arts Festival ® has been awarded #1 Fine Art Show in the Nation, 2013, 2014, 2015 and #3 Fine Art Show in the Nation 2016 by the prestigious Art Fair Sourcebook and rated #1 Fine Art and Design Show by Sunshine Artist 2014!



 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.  La Quinta Arts Festival 2014-2016 averaged art sales exceeded $2.9 million; more than $12,000 average per artist!




Application process opens in June and closes in September. 

Applications are now closed.
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ZAPP™ Application Fee

June 1 – September 30


ZAPP™ Application Closes
September 30, 2016

Jury Notification
October 31, 2016

Artist Participation Agreement
& Standard Booth Fee Due

December 1, 2016

Cancellation Deadline

January 1, 2017

La Quinta Arts Festival Program
Ad Payment Deadline

January 10, 2017 

Booth Assignments
Available Online

January 16, 2017

Event Registration
Feb. 28 & Mar. 1, 2017

La Quinta Arts Festival
March 2-5, 2017, 10am-5pm

Tear Down
March 5 & 6, 2017

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 $1.23 million to visual arts college students!

La Quinta Arts Festival 2017 Participating Artists 

View the La Quinta Arts Festival 2017 Site Map for Artists.  

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 2017 the following rules apply …Learn More

2017 Festival Media Categories

To see all acceptable media categories …Click Here

2017 Festival Artist Accommodation List

See 2017 Festival Artist Accommodation List including Hotel and Resort information, Condo Rentals, RV Parking information, Campground information and Home Hosting option.

2017 Festival Accepted Artists Event Fees

Once accepted into 2017 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.

  • The Standard Booth Fee – $275
  • The Large Booth Fee – $575
  • The X-Large Booth Fee – $775
  • The Booth Electric Fee – $150 

Participating Artist Information Guide

This is information you need to know before arriving at La Quinta Arts Festival 2017.
Artist Information Guide 2017

Festival Booth Rentals

  • The Standard Booth Fee – $275
  • The Large Booth Fee – $575
  • The X-Large Booth Fee – $775
  • The Booth Electric Fee – $150

2017 Artist Marketing Opportunities

2017 Marketing Opportunities include: Festival program advertising opportunity and a marketing offer from Southwest Magazine.

2017 Artist Advisory Board

Learn about the 2017 Artist Advisory Board.


tres taylor boothTrés 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 McKeeDrawing & 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 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.”