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La Quinta Arts Festival 2012

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The 30th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival, March 8-11, 2012 returns to the visually stunning setting of La Quinta’s Civic Center Campus(78495 Calle Tampico La Quinta CA) in the greater Palm Springs area – Southern California’s preferred desert resort location. Produced by La Quinta Arts Foundation, in partnership with its Premier Sponsor the City of La Quinta, La Quinta Arts Festival raises funds for the Foundation’s non-profit mission of Promoting & Cultivating the Arts.

This award winning event attracts art patrons and tourists from across the nation as one of the Coachella Valley’s premier attractions. Live Entertainment, Delicious Food, Wine and Beer complement your experience.

View the List of Invited Artists Here! View the Festival Dining Selections Here!

At the Gate a Single Day Adult Admission is $12, or select a Multi-Day Pass for $15 for entry all 4 days! Children under 12 are free!

Purchase Your Tickets Here and Receive a Multi-Day Pass for $12! (Maximum Per Transaction – 6 Tickets)

La Quinta Arts Festival is nationally recognized by artists and art patrons alike as one of the renowned art festivals in the nation. Recent La Quinta Arts Festival accolades and awards include:

The 13 acre La Quinta Civic Center campus, surrounded by the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains, is located adjacent to the west side of City Hall at the corner of Washington Street and Calle Tampico.  No Smoking  and No Unauthorized Video Recording or Photography is Allowed at La Quinta Arts Festival.

Click here for a printable map to our location.

La Quinta Arts Festival is a true community effort which could not take place without the generous support from Sponsors, Community Partners and Donors. Please show them your appreciation by patronizing their service businesses, shops and restaurants throughout the year! Learn more about our  sponsors and supporters.



Do you enjoy being part of an art event and artistic community? We enlist the help of many volunteers to accomplish our cultural mission. There are numerous volunteer opportunities for local residents. …Learn more about Volunteering with LQAF.

La Quinta Arts Foundation Pets Policy
We love our pets, but LQAF Annual Events are not the places for them. LQAF has adopted a policy of “no pets” at its Annual Events. Our pet policy does not, however, apply to service animals assisting individuals with disabilities. LQAF patrons with a qualified need have a right to have a service animal at LQAF Annual Events. Legitimate service animals are always welcome guests at all LQAF Annual Events.

No Refund Policy
No refunds of admission fees will be made due to inclement weather, cancelled performances, cancelled vendors, cancelled artists, or for the unlikely circumstance of temporary or full closure of the show due any additional factor beyond our control.


July 16, 2012, 12:51 pm

Please help if you can, I purchased a silver necklace from one of the artist last year (or maybe 2010) at the festival. It is need of repair and I can not find her card or any information so that I can contact her. I do remember she was from the mid-west, Ohio I think, and this was her first time she had been to La Quinta. If you by chance have any information on her I would great appreciate your help in finding her. Or if you can tell me where I could find a list of artists for those years. Thank you