The La Quinta Art Celebration has been dubbed the number 1 Fine Art & Craft Event in the Nation and rightly so. This memorable four-day event celebrates the finest artists from around the world. Hundreds of artists converge here to display their exceptional creations. Expect jury-selected, world-class artists from across the nation. International artists have a presence here, too, and the event has been heralded as one of the best places to find remarkable artists and artwork that might not have otherwise been on your radar. The entire celebration offers a stellar opportunity to browse fascinating artwork, but to also partake in many other offerings. It’s not just about art here. And that’s what makes the experience so noteworthy. Bottom line: the art celebration is one of the best outings of the fall season in Greater Palm Springs. Take note of the following highlights to help you plan your best experience.


Schedule Of Arts

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The memorable four-day festival takes place February 29 - March 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at La Quinta Civic Center, 78495 Calle Tampico, in La Quinta. See website for detailed location information. All the artists attending the event are featured on the site as well, and the site visitors can browse artwork to a get glimpse of some of the artists’ works.


Must See Art

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Prepare to be stunned. With hundreds of artists featured here, there’s no shortage of talent, or remarkable artwork for that matter. The event stands out for featuring a wide range of mediums, including ceramics, photography, jewelry, painting, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D, and so much more. 


Eat & Drink

La Quinta Art Celebration
Celebration Bistro is your go-to for the event. Local restaurants are celebrated in fine fashion here. Expect a wide variety of culinary greatness from such popular local venues as Sonora Grill (Fresh Mex wonders), Fresh Fish (traditional dishes to the new Poke Nachos), The Gem Deli (stunning sandwich creations), Salad Bowl (fresh healthy treats), Hawaiian Bowls (the flavors of Aloha), Sweet Dreams Bakery (baked gems), Brandini Toffee and Gelato Granucci (an “art of gelato” experience)

You’ll be privy to all the water and other beverages here, but should you desire some libations, why not go “top shelf” all that way? To that end, the event offers a wide range of delights in various portals. Stella Artois Airstream and Margarita Island serve up greatness in beers and fabulous tropical drinks. There’s more. So much more. And even a champagne bar. Cheers to that.


Places to Stay nearby

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The following hotels are near the event, one even as close as 1.7 miles. Best of all, all these venues are revered for their hospitality. Choose from: Embassy Suites by Hilton La QuintaHomewood Suites by HiltonIndian Wells Resort HotelBest Western Plus Hotel in Palm Desert, and La Quinta Resort and Club.​

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