Cultural Events

La Quinta Arts Foundation is known and respected for delivering premier arts and culture events, programs and activities to residents and visitors of the Coachella Valley throughout our 37 year history.

La Quinta Arts Festival® is consistently ranked at the top of fine art festivals in the nation having captured the #1 position in 5 of the last 7 years.  Juried from over 1,000 applicants annually, the event welcomes 220 foremost artists exhibiting original works in 9 art categories.  Live performance, music, food and drink complement your experience. 

Art Under the Umbrellas® features 80+ local and regional artists exhibiting arts and crafts on select weekends from October through April.  This free admission event features lives music, demonstrations, performance.

Desert Plein Air®  welcomes the top impressionist artists from across the nation to participate in a live paint-out and exhibition and sale.  

Blues, Brews & BBQ is a live music, craft beer and bbq event showcasing local and regional top talent. 

Curated Exhibitions, Artist Talks and more…  LQAF works with community partners to present curated thematic exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, lectures and informational and participatory programs and arts and culture activities.