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La Quinta Arts Festival 2011
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La Quinta, CA – Two of La Quinta Arts Festival’s most popular artists, Dennis Kohn and Jim Budish, will be honored as Featured Artists for the 2011 event, as announced by Christi Salamone, La Quinta Arts Foundation Executive Director.

Dennis Kohn’s photographic representation of local “Box Canyon” was selected as the image for La Quinta Arts Festival’s 2011 Commemorative Poster. “Box Canyon” was purchased by the City of La Quinta in 2010 as part of its Art in Public Places collection.

Dennis Kohn is a worldwide travel photographer and photographic pioneer, winning numerous awards for his Dimensional Overlay technique, as well as his Sectional Photographic images.  His renowned works of the San Francisco landscape to the whitewashed villages of Greece, and the remote villages of rural China, have made him a prominent figure in the photographic art world. Kohn’s home base is in Sausalito, California.

Sharing Featured Artist honors is Illinois bronze sculptor Jim Budish.  His sculpture entitled “Little Joy” was selected by La Quinta Arts Festival as the ideal image to relate the message, “Embrace the Power of Art” for this year’s marketing campaign.

Budish’s body of work featuring an array of distinctive animal and human personalities is instantly recognizable. Since 2000, Jim Budish was awarded top honors on 16 separate occasions at nationally recognized exhibitions and shows. Jim Budish’s sculpture can be found in numerous public and private collections throughout the world.

Kohn and Budish will be exhibitors at the 29th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival when it returns to the La Quinta Civic Center Campus Thursday thru Sunday, March 10 -13, 2011, 10 am to 5 pm hosting more than 230 of the nation’s foremost contemporary artists.

Live entertainment, great food, refreshing brews, and the Old Town Cellar Wine Bar all add to the day’s amenities. Daily Festival tickets are $12; a Multi-day pass is $15. Children under 12 are free. La Quinta Arts Festival is presented by La Quinta Arts Foundation, in partnership with Premier Sponsor the City of La Quinta. Find complete information at (760) 564-1244.