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Call for Artists: 34th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival

March 3-6

La Quinta, California  
Presented by La Quinta Arts Foundation
220 artists
Deadline:  September 30

Application Fee:  $50

Booth Fee:  $275 single booth

La Quinta Arts Festival is held on the spectacular grounds of the La Quinta Civic Center Campus, a life-size picture postcard framed by majestic mountains, lush green lawns, and a lake. La Quinta Arts Festival is ranked #1 Fine Art Festival in the Nation by Art Fair SourceBook 2013, 2014, 2015 and #1 Fine Art & Design Show by Sunshine Artist 2014.


Hosting 220 of the nation's foremost contemporary artists, the four day show attracts an affluent demographic and wealthy snowbirds who have second homes in the southern California desert. The festival runs concurrent with the HITS Horse Show which attracts the most accomplished equestrian riders in the world and is the weekend before the BNP Tennis Open March 8-21.  


Artists pay a show fee of 20% of all art sales made at, or as a result of participation in La Quinta Arts Festival.  A low booth fee of $275 for a 12'x12' space means minimal up-front investment to participate, and allows LQAF to be successful only if the artists are successful. 



La Quinta Arts Festival prides itself on the comprehensive marketing plan which brings an average of 23,000 high qualified art partons to festival each year. We utilize print, television, radio media as well as direct mail to targeted zipcodes, billboards, and social media. Goal is always to reach the "right" patron and never the mass market.


  • Gross Art Sales in 2014 & 2015  averaged $3 million each year
  • Average Art Sales per artist in 2014 & 2015 was over $13,000
  • 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.  Paid Labor Assistance with flatbed golf carts available
  • 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
  • Booth Fees from $275-$775-all booths located on lush grass
  • Year round exposure to art buyers on Artist Galleries,  $100 annual fee


Website: or call or email our dedicated artist helpline:
760-564-1244 ext. 112 or

Contact:  Kathleen Hughes,, (760)564-1244


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