This past weekend (January 17 & 18) La Quinta Arts Foundation hosted three diverse and extremely successful events at three different locations … all in keeping with our ongoing mission of “Promoting and Cultivating the Arts.”
Saturday morning a FREE LECTURE entitled “Herbal Teas that Heal for Mind & Body,” was presented by Janet Little CN, Nutritionist from Henry’s Farmers Market, at La Quinta Museum. After the lecture, Little opened up the presentation to receive questions from the audience. Attendees received take away handout and tea samples. This lecture was held in conjunction with the “Tantalizing Teapots” exhibit being featured at the Museum through March 8th.
On the same day, “ART UNDER THE UMBRELLAS” staged 72 amazing artists on the streets of Old Town La Quinta. This third “Umbrella” show of the season, and the first of 2009, generated record crowds who came to spend the day strolling under brilliant blue skies enjoying live music, specialty shops, and great restaurants while shopping for unique one-of-a kind art treasures. This free event has become one of the most popular shows in the Coachella Valley for both artists and art patrons. The series will continue January 31, February 14 (Valentines Day), and April 11 (Easter weekend.)
On Sunday, LQAF traveled to CHICO’S on El Paseo in Palm Desert for the second annual “WOMEN IN ART – Your Passport to Fashion.” Here art patrons and fashion divas were introduced to “The Art of Fashion” presented by a select group of talented women artists who gave a sneak preview of the artwork they will exhibit at La Quinta Arts Festival 2009. The featured artists were Yachiyo Beck, Watercolors; Shelley Evans, Spirit Keepers; Nancy Stanchfield, Mixed Media; and Rebecca Molayem, Acrylic Painting. The hundreds of shoppers who came to Chico’s to land the latest styles that day also benefited La Quinta Arts Foundation, as 10% of all purchases were donated to LQAF to support its annual programs. THANK YOU, CHICO’S!