There won’t be a La Quinta Arts Festival in 2020

Those hoping to check out what is regarded as one of the best art festivals in the country won’t be doing it in La Quinta next year.

The city and the La Quinta Arts Foundation made the announcement that the La Quinta Arts Festival will not be held in the city in a joint press release on Thursday following the foundation’s decision not to renew its lease for the Civic Center Park, where the fest has been held since 2005, according to the Desert Sun.

The four-day event, typically held the first weekend in March, usually draws anywhere from 5,000 to 8,000 people a day, says its organizers.  The La Quinta Arts Festivals has been voted the top Fine Art Festival in the nation five of the past seven years by “Greg Lawler’s Art Fair SourceBook.”

The foundation said in the news release that it had outgrown the current venue and did not believe a new event center in development at SilverRock would not be ready in time or have enough parking.