La Quinta Arts Festival 2018

La Quinta Arts Festival recaptured the #1 Fine Art and #1 Fine Craft Festival of the Nation, according to Greg Lawler’s Art Fair SourceBook 2018, the definitive guide to juried arts and craft fairs in the United States. In prior years, the event was Ranked #1 in the Nation 2013, 2014, 2015 and #3 in 2016, 2017. Read full Press Release.

The 36th La Quinta Arts Festival returns to La Quinta Civic Center Campus (78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253) in the sunny California desert of Greater Palm Springs to present the best of the best art to amaze and inspire.

Art Brings Us Together!

A visual feast beckons art and culture lovers, family and friends from near and far to gather once a year at the premier La Quinta Arts Festival.

Over 200 artists displaying unique creations in every art medium and price point to satisfy ‘novice enthusiasts’ to ‘sophisticated collectors’ make La Quinta Arts Festival their first choice.

Amazing art set amidst rolling green lawns, cool lakes and waterfalls, encircled by majestic mountains sets the scene – delicious food, drink and live entertainment complement your experience!
Enjoy reading an interview with Christi Salamone, President and CEO of La Quinta Arts Foundation, and Resorts and Lodges: Resorts and Lodges Travel Blog

Learn about 2018 La Quinta Arts Festival® Poster Artist – Erin Hanson , and Debra Steidel – Featured Artist.

Plan Your Trip to La Quinta Arts Festival

Community Support!

Presented by the nonprofit La Quinta Arts Foundation, 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 business, shops and restaurants throughout the year.  Click here for our 2018 sponsors and supporters. If you would like to showcase your business to over 25,000 arts and culture patrons, contact us to learn more.


A legion of volunteers are needed to extend our warm La Quinta welcome and hospitality to artists and patrons arriving from across the nation and beyond, and fulfill our nonprofit mission.  Consider dedicating your time and experience to keeping this world-class event the best of the best, click here to learn more about Volunteering with LQAF.

Event Policies

Service animals, which are individually trained to perform tasks for patrons with disabilities, are permitted. Service animals are considered working animals, and not pets, which are strictly prohibited at La Quinta Arts Festival.  Emotional Support and Therapy animals are not permitted.
It is our goal to conduct safe and pleasurable events.  Accordingly we have established Event Policies for the benefit of all patrons. Read them here.