Indian Wells Art Festival

Check out the 2019 Indian Wells Art Festival: March 29th – 31st!

Join hordes of art lovers on March 29th – March 31st at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the 2019 Indian Well Art Festival as 200 award-winning artists transform the magnificent path-lined plaza with a spectacular splash of color— featuring hundreds of pieces of one-of-a-kind artwork available for purchase. Offerings include painting, drawing, ceramics, glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry, apparel and hand-crafted wares. You’ll have an opportunity to interact with the artists on site and buy directly from them!

But you don’t need to be an art aficionado to enjoy the Indian Wells Arts Festival. It’s designed to create a festive event experience and community celebration. There’s something for everyone to enjoy—from the on-site demonstrations including sand sculpture, glass blowing, painting, weaving, to the large scale stone sculpturing, larger-than-life mural painting, wood carving and pottery throwing.

With a celebrated reputation for its high quality and wide variety of fine art and quality craft, the Festival has been ranked one of the “100 Best Fine Art Shows in the country” by Sunshine Artist magazine, “Best of the Best” by Palm Springs Life magazine, ranked in the top 100 in both fine art fairs and fine craft shows by Greg Lawler’s Art Source Book, and listed as a Top 3 Southern California Getaway by The Examinor.

The creative synergy of demonstrating artists, local sponsors and non-profit partners provides a welcome vibrancy. The artisan village environment includes a Gourmet Market Place with gourmet specialties, while sidewalk chalk drawing, children’s activities, wine tasting, live musical entertainment and refreshment add to the festive activities ongoing throughout the day. A special “Eggs + Champagne in the Garden” brunch menu is available until noon on Saturday and Sunday.

The Festival incorporates a number of local charities as Festival Partners and donates to their art scholarship funds. Participating organizations have included Vocal Performance and Appreciation Club at College of the Desert, The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, Student Creative Recycle Art Program (SCRAP) Gallery, George Washington Charter School, Palm Springs Unified School District, Cathedral City High School Digital Arts Academy, Old Town Artisan Studio,  Champion Volunteer Foundation, The Ophelia Project, and the Coachella Valley Youth Ensemble Program.

Acquire the affordable, capture the collectable. Join the synergy as art comes alive!

The Indian Wells Arts Festival is produced by Dianne Funk Enterprises, Inc.

About Kate Buckley

Kate Buckley is a brand strategist, premium domain broker and consultant, interviewer, storyteller, visual artist, and award-winning poet & writer. She’s worked in media and marketing since 1997, holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and is the author of A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press) and Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach). A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her awards include a Gabeheart Prize and the North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize. She was most recently shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. A ninth-generation Kentuckian, she’s made her home in Southern California since 1998.

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