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.


  1. I would suggest doing at the Indian Wells tennis gardens or maybe even the Palm Desert Civic center park!

  2. Something else is going on. They withdrew from Art under the Umbrellas after they had a fee spat with La Quinta. You don’t close a show that is nationally recognized because you could not expand.

  3. Bubba, I agree…this Council is just repositioning things to the favor of their buddies at Silverrock = Spevacek/Greene…they will insert Council sycophants, like Sally/Lauren/Doriel/Doug in as overpaid managers of their new event in order to get people out to Silverrock. This is part of their grand plan…they have given Frank and his cohorts $100million of our property and now they will try to make a haul off an arts fair to benefit themselves, not the City…in addition, there is $30 million just sitting in our low income housing account that should be used to help the homeless, but they will find a way to get that money out to Silverrock as well….Frank and his whole group are laughing all the way to the bank. These residents are so ignorant it is like taking candy from a baby.

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