Event Information

La Quinta Arts Festival 2017 (Palm Springs area)

Civic Center Campus, 78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253
La Quinta, California (West)

Phone: (760) 564-1244 ext. 112
Event Dates: 3/2/17 - 3/5/17
Application Deadline: 10/9/16 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (LQAF Application Fee): $50.00

You can submit up to 4 applications for this show.


Event Summary
La Quinta Arts Festival is located on the spectacular grounds of the La Quinta Civic Center Campus, a short drive from legendary Palm Springs, California. The 13 acre Campus is a life-size picture postcard framed by majestic mountains, rolling green lawns, and a lake – a spectacular outdoor gallery. Hosting 220 of the nation’s foremost contemporary artists, this four day show attracts an affluent demographic and many wealthy snowbirds with second homes in the California desert. Art sales the last three years have averaged $2.9 million each year. The festival runs concurrent with the HITS Horse Show which attracts the most accomplished equestrian riders in the world.  The festival is the weekend before the BNP Tennis Open March 6-18 which ensures adequate hotel rooms for both festival artists and art patrons.
  • Rated #1 Fine Art and #1 Fine Craft Festival in the Nation by Art Fair SourceBook 2013 - 2015
  • Ranked #1 Top 10 Fine Art & Design Shows in USA by Sunshine Artist 2014



General Information
  • Gross Art Sales in 2014 - 2016 averaged $2.9 million per year
  •  Average Art Sales in 2014  - 2016 exceeded $12,000
  • Innovative Online Jury Process by qualified jury members in each category who independently evaluate one medium over a three day period with Jury Results to applicants by October 31.
  • Dedicated 24/7 Artist Hotline – contact booth sitters by cell phone
  • 24 Hour Private Security and Police
  • Leisurely 2 day set-up and tear-down. Also Paid Labor Assistance with flatbed golf carts.
  •  Artist Hospitality includes morning and afternoon snacks, chilled bottled water throughout the day, a gourmet lunch box delivered daily to each booth. (Artist selects lunch order.)
  • Impressive Artist Award Reception  
  • Application Fee - $50 and Booth Fees from $275 to $775 – all booths located on lush grass!
  • Opportunity to extend Your Festival Visibility year-round by joining the Artist Gallery at LQAF.com
  • or contact our Artist Help Line: (760) 564-1244 ext. 112 or email:


Please read Legal Agreement for all Rules and Regulations

Booth Information
The Civic Center Campus is not a typical flat football field setting but designed with undulating greens complemented by a lake and fountain in the center of the site. This spectacular outdoor gallery extolled by Art Fair SourceBook as “the most stunning festival site in the country”.

All booths on the thirteen acre Civic Center Campus are located on lush grass and must be staked according to the rules in the Artist Information Guide which is available on the LQAF website.  Being confirmed into Festival guarantees a standard booth which measures 12’x12’ and costs $275 which is due by December 1, 2016.   Artists fill out a Booth Request Form and may request a large booth – 12’x24’ ($300 additional) or an extra large booth – 18’x36’ or more ($500 additional).  The additional amount is due when Artists are notified by LQAF of their booth number. Electrical is an additional $150 and is limited to a maximum of 300 watts or LED lighting only. It may not be possible to accommodate all requests.
Artists may request the following for their booth:
  • Direction that your art needs to face
  • Flat space or slight slope
  • Trees or no trees
  • Canopy or no canopy space

Award Winners, High Sellers and Artist Advisors have right of first placement. Artists’requests for specific locations will be taken into consideration but there is no guarantee.  LQAF reserves the right to lay out the festival in the best manner of creating an overall balance of the show, as well as separation of art media for event diversity.