Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Cost: $12/day; $15/4 day pass
La Quinta Civic Center Campus
78495 Calle Tampico
La Quinta CA
The 31st Annual La Quinta Arts Festival returns
with live entertainment, great food,
refreshing brews, and the Old Town
Cellar Wine Bar that all add to the
day's amenities. Children under 12 are free.
Approx. 230 of the nation's top artists, sculptors, mixed media artists and metal, wood and glass artists will converge at La Quinta Civic Center for the premier art festival hosted annual for 29 years in 2011. La Quinta Arts Foundation in partnership with City of La Quinta produces La Quinta Arts Festival, an award winning event that attracts art patrons and tourists from across the nation to Coachella Valley. La Quinta Arts Festival is nationally recognized by artists as one of the renowned art festivals in the nation. Surrounded by the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains, the 13 acre La Quinta Civic Center campus next to City Hall (at Washington Street & Calle Tampico).
In 2011 two of La Quinta Arts Festival honored Dennis Kohn and Jim Budish. Kohn's photographic representation of local Box Canyon was selected as the image for La Quinta Arts Festival's annual Commemorative Poster. His images range from San Francisco landscapes to the whitewashed villages of Greece, and the remote villages of rural China. He resides in Sausalito.
Other events throughout the year in La Quinta include a Halloween Carnival and an annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.