Attracting artists and attendees from all over the world, the Southwest Arts Festival has grown from its humble roots as a small art affaire in 1986 to become one of the largest – and most acclaimed – art festivals in the country. This renowned festival of the arts now features more than 250 artists coming together to show off traditional, contemporary and abstract works of art and handmade crafts at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.
Celebrating its 28th Anniversary, the Southwest Arts Festival® will once again be held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio California, a Coachella Valley landmark, featuring the desert’s natural landscape and sweeping mountain ranges.
“We are excited to host the Southwest Arts Festival at the picturesque grounds of the Empire Polo Club again this year. The world renowned venue is the perfect location to showcase the exemplary artwork of our fine artists from around the country,” says Joyce Donaldson, President/CEO of the Indio Chamber Commerce.
Every year the Festival continues to evolve and attracts a high caliper of talented artists and unique artwork. Each year the number of attendees continues to increase. In 2014, attendees are expected to top 12,000.
Featuring over 250 artists showing traditional, contemporary and abstract fine works of art and quality crafts, the Festival’s reputation for first-class quality and professional integrity make it one of the country’s finest. As the Indio Chamber’s largest annual fundraiser, the Chamber is exceptionally fortunate to have over 200 community leaders and volunteers who contribute numerous hours to make certain that the Festival is successful.
Tickets for the 25th Anniversary Southwest Arts Festival start at just $10 per day or $20 for a three-day pass for adults. Children 16 and under are free. The event is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information about the event, or to buy your tickets now, visit the Southwest Arts Festival website today.