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La Quinta Arts Festival | The GroundsThe 29th La Quinta Arts Festival, RANKED #3 IN THE NATION, is returning to La Quinta, California where art, entertainment, wine & fabulous food will delight festival goers March 10 – 13, 2011, at the stunning La Quinta Civic Center Campus, March 10-13, from 10am to 5pm each day.

The Festival will welcome 230 of North America’s preeminent artists arriving from 44 states, Canada and Mexico. Almost 30% of the exhibitors are presenting their work in the Coachella Valley for the first time, along with returning favorites who you will only see at La Quinta Arts Festival.

New to the Festival this year is the exciting Restaurant Row and Island Bar. Restaurant Row will feature enticing fare for patrons to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the show. Fisherman’s Market & Grill will serve Mahi Sliders, Cajun Salmon Salad, Albacore Lettuce Wraps, Fish & Chips and more. Harry’s Oklahoma BBQ will be grilling Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Pulled Pork, Tri-Tip, Chicken, and Hot Links, to name a few. Waffleman’s Ice Cream Treats and E. Pels Italian Ices will also be present. At the Island Bar, Baja Louie’s Cantina has breakfast items and snacks; coffee, fresh muffins, fruit, burritos, deluxe guacamole & chips, and frosty craft beers. Old Town Wine Cellar will pour select wines and champagne mimosas. Lots of seating and shade will let you linger to enjoy the art and entertainment.

Festival goers are treated to great ambiance music throughout the grounds each day from Bill Keale, the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar virtuoso, Oscar Reynolds, award winning Bolivian Pan Pipes and Jazz favorite Joe Baldino. On Saturday and Sunday watch for the captivating performance art of Don McLeod‘s Living Statues and Zen Butoh dancers. Sunday, March 13th from 11am to 1pm the Festival welcomes the San Bernardino Symphony Quintet.

Daily Festival tickets are $12; a Multi-day pass is $15; allows you entrance all 4 days. Children under 12 are free. Valet Parking, Paid Self Parking and Free Parking is available.

La Quinta Arts Festival is presented by the non-profit La Quinta Arts Foundation, in partnership with Premier Sponsor the City of La Quinta. Find complete information here.


kc the face painter
March 2, 2011, 11:09 am

I am kc the face painter , I worked at laquinta art festival for many years with susan who was in charge than .
I left face painting for a while but I am back again . I would like to come to the art show again …. Let me know if u want me back as a face painter. susan knows me almost everyone who worked there while I was coming to the festival know me … my set up is small chair and umberella …. my phone # 858 405 9556 call me please

March 5, 2011, 12:27 pm

Hi KC. We are all set for this year’s festival, but I’ll keep your contact information on hand for any future opportunities. Thanks!

mary king
April 18, 2011, 7:08 am


We visited your festival in February of this year and we will be returning next February for our annual visit and would like to know the dates for 2012 as we are basing our time share around those dates.

Thank you for your help.

Looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.

Mary Jean King

April 19, 2011, 9:49 am

Hi Mary,

The dates for next year are March 8-11, 2012. Thank you for your support!