La Quinta Arts Festival ® Participation

La Quinta Arts Festival ®
Save the Date : March 7-10, 2019

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. 

  • Rated #1 Fine Art Festival and #1 Fine Craft Festival in the Nation, Art Fair SourceBook, 2018 

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 2018

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ZAPP™ Application Fee

June 1 – September 30


ZAPP™ Application Closes
September 30, 2017

Jury Notification
October 31, 2017

Artist Participation Agreement
& Standard Booth Fee Due

December 1, 2017

Cancellation Deadline

January 1, 2018

La Quinta Arts Festival Program
Ad Payment Deadline

January 10, 2018

Booth Assignments
Available Online

January 16, 2018

Event Registration & Setup
Feb. 27 & Feb. 28, 2018

La Quinta Arts Festival
March 1, 2, 3, 4, 2018, 10am-5pm

Tear Down
March 4 & 5, 2018

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 2018 Site Map for Artists

For assistance: Contact our helpline by email or call (760) 564-1244 x112

Arts Festival Rules

To see La Quinta Arts Festival rules …Click Here 

2018 Festival Media Categories

To see all acceptable media categories …Click Here

2018 Festival Artist Accommodation List

To see 2018 Festival Artist Accomodation List, which includes Hotel and Resort information, Condo Rentals, RV Parking information, Campground information and Home Hosting option, Click Here for 2018 Artist Accommodation List 

2018 Festival Accepted Artists Event Fees

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.

Participating Artist Information Guide

Festival Booth Rentals

Listed below are rental items most frequently requested for La Quinta Arts Festival.

Classic Party Rentals is offering a reduced Show delivery rate this year ($65) based on Tuesday (2/27/2018) or Wednesday (2/28/2018) delivery with pick-up following the close of the festival (Monday 3/05/2018) at dusk.

Canopy 10′ x 10′ with white top 8′ legs $152.25
Canopy 10′ x 20′ with white top 8′ legs $304.50
Sidewall, solid white, 8′ x 10′ panels $33.30
Sidewall, solid white, 8′ x 20′ panels $66.00
Wall slider (per slide) $30
Canvas market umbrella w/stand $55.00
6′ banquet table $12.75
10′ banquet linen for 6′ table (halfway to floor) $16.80
6’ Drape for 6’ table (floor length) $25.25
8’ banquet table $13.25
12′ banquet linen for 8′ table (halfway to floor) $18.90
8′ Drape for 8′ table (floor length) $26.25
Samsonite chair (white) $1.85
4′ x 8′ white lattice w/white velon backing $47.75
Delivery & pick-up charge $65

Download: Classic Party Rentals Reservation Form 2018

You may order any of the items above or other items listed on Classic Party Rentals website by contacting Sharon Wyler ( or Crystal Jennings ( or at: 760.343.5110. They require a 100% deposit by credit card when the order is placed to reserve the equipment.  The credit card also acts as a security deposit. You are free to make changes to your order (increase or decrease) up to Friday 2/23/2018, provided the equipment is available.  If for some reason you cannot attend the show, they will of course refunds your payment, provided you inform them no later than Friday 2/23/2018 to receive the full credit.

2018 Artist Marketing Opportunities

2018 Marketing Opportunities include: Festival program advertising opportunity and a marketing offer from Southwest Art Magazine.

For more information, or to request complimentary rack cards to mail out to your favorite patrons, email  Remember to include the mailing address where you would like the cards to be sent, and we will get them out to you in January.  The rack cards will need to be mailed to your patrons in a #10 business size envelope and you can include your own promotional collateral and alert them of your booth number. (The booth numbers will be finalized in late December and will be emailed to you.)

We are able to offer you another unique opportunity to increase your exposure and sell your art: join the Artist Galleries and reach thousands of visitors – year round! For a $100 annual fee, your personalized Artist Gallery will feature up to twelve images of your artwork, your artist bio, a link to your website and more.  Over the past season experienced a 67% increase in visits to Artist Galleries, and 76% new visitors.  Along with a growing following on social media channels, this expanding presence ensures we directly communicate with previous purchasers, and capture new audiences–connecting YOU with the right art patron.

2018 Artist Advisory Board

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


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.”