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La Quinta Arts Festival Ranked #2 In The Nation!

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Update: La Quinta Arts Festival is now the #1 Fine Art Show in the Nation

La Quinta Arts Festival Named #2 Fine Art Festival in the United States

Gregory Lawler’s Art Fair SourceBook, ‘The Definitive Guide to the Best Juried Arts and Craft Fairs in the United States’ has just announced La Quinta Arts Festival as the #2 Fine Art Festival and #4 Fine Craft Festival in the United States for 2012.

The #1 Fine Art Festival is Art on the Square in Belleville, IL, and the #1 Fine Craft Festival is Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA.

“La Quinta Arts Festival has been consistently ranked in the top 5 fine art festivals for many years; #3 being the highest ranking achieved – until now!  Considering our competition comes from major metropolitan cities like Philadelphia, PA, St. Louis, MO and Washington, DC, this raking validates the high quality of exhibiting artist, the festival’s savvy art patron and the support of the community”, said Christi Salamone, La Quinta Arts Foundation Executive Director.  “La Quinta Arts Festival is the only show west of the Rockies to ranked in the top 5 art and craft festivals, with the next closest being Art in the Pearl in Portland, OR coming in at #10 fine art festival and #16 fine craft festival respectively”, Salamone went on to say.

Established in 1992, Art Fair SourceBook exists to create an independent one-stop resource for artists that enables them to more confidently, efficiently, and effectively apply to participate in the top events.  Art Fair SourceBook is also dedicated to working with art fair and craft show organizers to help them attract the top professional artists and make their shows the best that they can be by providing extensive feedback from exhibitors.

Presented in partnership with Premier Sponsor The City of La Quinta, the 30th La Quinta Arts Festival is March 8-11, 2012, 10am to 5 pm at La Quinta Civic Center Campus.  Visit for advance purchase and multi-day discount tickets.

Established in 1982, La Quinta Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to its mission of Promoting and Cultivating the Arts has awarded $1million dollars in visual arts college scholarships.


David Bjurstrom
January 25, 2012, 11:22 am

FANTASTIC!!! Congratulations to you all at LQAF for the payoff on everyone’s hard work. It’s what keeps me coming back!