About The Foundation

La Quinta Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization incorporated in 1982 whose mission is, “Promoting and Cultivating the Arts.” This is accomplished by producing nationally acclaimed visual and performing art events, forming meaningful partnerships within the community, and providing cultural, education and personal growth outreach programs to all citizens of the Coachella Valley and beyond.

A city must be more than streets and buildings, cops and workers, ordinances and development. It must provide opportunity for positive participation and self-fulfillment of the individual, while contributing to the community.”
Fred Wolff, La Quinta’s first mayor & co-founder of La Quinta Arts Foundation

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Visual Art Scholarship Program

La Quinta Arts Foundation’s Visual Art Scholarship Program has awarded $1.3 million to local students pursuing college degrees in the visual arts. …Learn More

LQAF Store

Many of the Commemorative Posters are available for sale here online. …Learn More


Board & Staff

Chairman/President Frank Delany presides over LQAF’s board of directors. President/CEO Christi Salamone heads up LQAF’s team of staff. …Learn More