The 32nd La Quinta Arts Festival, ranked the No. 1 Fine Art Festival and the No. 1 Fine Craft Festival in the nation, is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6-9 at La Quinta Civic Center Campus, 78495 Calle Tampico in La Quinta, a short distance from Palm Springs.
Definitely worth the drive, the La Quinta Arts Festival will host 234 contemporary artists from 36 states, Canada, IsraelandNicaragua. Organizers say patrons will find original art in every category and price range for adorning one’s self, home or office.
The cultural experience will be complemented by entertainment from DiosGracias VoceDans Theater, the flamenco guitar of Milton Merlos, the haunting Bolivian pan pipes of Oscar Reynolds, and swing and jazz standards from renowned Steve Madaio and Friends.
Festival fare options along Restaurant Row will feature Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Fisherman’s Market & Grill. The Island Bar will have craft beer and fine wines, and the new Champagne Bar on the amphitheater lawn area will promote Make This a Mimosa Morning. Shanghi Red’s Zen Oasis Lounge will serve Asian style and lighter fare. The Chocolate Bar, by Brandini Toffee, will sell creamy vanilla ice cream bars dipped into chocolate, and then rolled in their famous toffee.
Admission: Adults $12, multi-day pass $15. Children under age 12 may attend for free.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance at LQAF.com for a value added offer. Free parking is available in the Village of La Quinta, along with paid valet and self-parking options.