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Highlights of La Quinta Arts Festival 2019

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Thank you to our amazing artists, art patrons, sponsors, community donors, volunteers, and members for making La Quinta Arts Festival so proud to be the #1 Fine Art Festival and #1 Fine Craft Festival in the Nation! We wish to extend our sincere appreciation to our host, the City of La Quinta, Corporate Sponsor Rabobank, and the many local partners who contribute dollars, goods and services to ensure the success of La Quinta Arts Festival. 

Enjoy highlights below:


Friends, family, patrons and art collectors gathered March 7-10, 2019 to discover art from 220 participating artists

Patrons with glass artist Mark Lewanski. Photo by Jessica Soto.

Patron with Signe & Genna Grushovenko painting. Photo by Brian Cafferky.

La Quinta’s Finest! Keeping us safe and they also buy art! Pictured with artist Chris Dellorco. 

Festivalgoers enjoyed a daily lineup of live entertainment at the Amphitheater and the Meadow Gazebo.

The Art of Sax at La Quinta Arts Festival 2019


Featured Artists

La Quinta Arts Festival Featured Poster Artist Elaine Mathews with her commemorative poster ‘Coachella Valley Spring’. 

Elaine Mathews. Photo by Jessica Soto.

In honor of coinciding with the first weekend of the BNP Paribas Open this year, Barton DeGraaf’s adorable image of a dog holding tennis balls in its mouth (‘Got Balls’) was featured on the La Quinta Arts Festival commemorative men’s t-shirt.  

The canine muse for Barton DeGraaf’s iconic art image.

La Quinta Arts Festival commemorative men’s t-shirt featuring Barton DeGraaf’s art image.

Additional featured artists in 2019 were Terrell Powell and Daryl Thetford, who also received a Civic Purchase Award.

Best of Show

Painter Tate Hamilton (Denver, CO) won Best of Show. Click here to see full list of La Quinta Arts Festival 2019 Award Winners. 

Tate Hamilton

Fingers ready…paint!

On Saturday, we welcomed artist Peter Tigler to design and orchestrate a public participation art mural. The fun interactive activity was made possible with an ArtsTank Greater Palm Springs grant from the California Desert Arts Council

Participants fingerpaint the art mural.

Designed as a vintage postcard reflecting our fabulous desert lifestyle, festivalgoers selected a small paint-filled cup to match a number on the specially designed 7×15 foot canvas and set about finger painting their claimed space. 

The completed masterpiece!

Thank you to Peter, his team, and to all La Quinta Arts Festival-goers for sharing your creative spirit with us! Click here to see more photos.

Community Support

Thanks to over 200 spectacular volunteers who put the heart in art! 

LQAF Volunteers at Festival Shop


Cheers to all! We share our gratitude and joy in celebrating our 37th year!