La Quinta Arts Foundation


ID# 95-3842968

JOIN US! March 3-6, 2016
10 am to 5 pm Daily

Ticket prices: Adults $17 or $22 for a Multi-Day Pass. Children under 12 are Free. Valet parking $12, Self-Parking $8, or Free parking in designated areas throughout the Village area.

Picture Perfect! La Quinta Civic Center Campus
La Quinta Arts Festival — the #1 Fine Art Festival in the Nation 2013, 2014 and 2015 — is presented in partnership with Premier Sponsor the City of La Quinta, and Corporate Sponsor Rabobank.

Folk artist Trés Taylor, from Birmingham Alabama, paints about spiritual seeking. He paints about love, Divine Love, peace, and joy. Using tarpaper as his favorite medium, Taylor’s work reveals his deep connection to the beauty of the universe. His subjects are usually monks, couples, and houses, and range from the simple image of a monk solemnly holding flowers to extended murals depicting journeys taken throughout life,  relationships, and the world around us.

As monks have always been a part of Taylor’s unconventional repertoire — symbolizing the simplistic lifestyle to which he aspires  — his mixed media painting, “Citrus Monk,” was expressly commissioned as the image for the La Quinta Arts Festival 2016 poster. The whimsical work features a somewhat oblivious monk nonchalantly riding his bicycle, while his cache of grapefruit spills out of the basket behind him.

Visit Trés Taylor in Booth #105 at La Quinta Arts Festival and be inspired by his colorful expressionistic work that is sure to make you smile.


LQAF’s world-class, multi award-winning signature event is gearing up for its 34th annual four day celebration of the arts. Patrons will delight in viewing the spectacular artwork of 220 premier contemporary artists in every fine art and craft category arriving from 35 states, Canada and Argentina.

To complement the awesome array of artwork on display, a variety of entertainment attractions are scheduled to appear at the Festival. This year’s daily line-up includes several returning favorites and a couple of surprising new attractions. Headlining is Lana Chromium, a fine art body painter from San Diego — winner of GSNTV’s Season 2 “Skin Wars” — demonstrating her mesmerizing talents on Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. Lana will be accompanied by art model and dance artist Khalia Frazier, who will interpret Chromium’s painting through original dance and movement.

Dine on tempting cuisine from several of the Valley’s top restaurants including Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Fisherman’s Market & Grill, Shanghai Reds and Westcoast Hofbrau.  A wide selection of high-end craft beers and wine will be served at all bar locations on site featuring Stella Artois, the official beer of La Quinta Arts Festival. Look for popular vendors E & E Pel’s Italian Ices, Pasquini Espresso and Brandini Toffee’s hand-dipped ice cream creations. See Menus Here.