The 34th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival, ranked #1 Fine Art Festival the Nation for three consecutive years (2013, 2014, 2015) by Art Fair Sourcebook, is scheduled Thursday through Sunday, March 3-6, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm at La Quinta Civic Center Campus, 78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA.
For a vibrant and interactive art experience, attend the nationally renowned La Quinta Arts Festival in the Coachella Valley. Showcasing the nation’s most dazzling artists, the La Quinta Arts Festival is a 4-day celebration of creative talent and innovation in mediums including sculpture, photography, painting, ceramics, jewelry and much more.
The 2016 Featured Artist is Trés Taylor. A contemporary mixed media painter living in Birmingham, AL, Taylor’s original painting entitled “Citrus Monk” was commissioned as the image for the La Quinta Arts Festival 2016 commemorative poster.
Taylor’s medium is usually tarpaper, which enables him to draw freely, carving in a strong black line. Frequently he uses layers of mud, sometimes Alabama red clay, that give his paintings a rich and yet raw texture. Taylor paints about spiritual seeking. He paints about love, Divine Love, peace, and joy. His subjects are usually monks, couples, and houses — but always the subjects are symbols of love.
La Quinta Arts Festival has partnered with some of the top eateries around to offer the ultimate casual dining experience. Restaurant Row will feature Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Fisherman’s Market & Grill and Shanghai Reds. The Corner Pub will offer Westcoast Hofbrau brats and more, plus a wide selection of high-end craft beers and wine. Lighter fare will be available at Island Bar and Meadow Bar, along with well-known vendors E & E Pel’s Italian Ices, Pasquini Espresso and Brandini Toffee’s luscious hand-dipped ice cream.