The Coachella Valley is set to bloom in a colorful efflorescence of fine art at the 17th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, March 29, 30 and 31, 2019.
By Dianne Funk
Ranked as a Top 50 Fine Art Show in the country, the festival has selected 200 artists by jury from more than 25 countries 20 states across the nation. Renowned for its international palette, more than a quarter of its artists hail with accolades from 60 of some of the most prestigious art institutions including the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles and San Diego County museums of Art and Natural History, the U.S. Department of Interior Art Museum, and Japan’s Kyoto Museum.
The festival delivers a diverse showcase of art in 31 mediums and categories ranging from painting, sculpture, jewelry, wearable-art fashion, photography and ceramics, making the event a prime source of acquisition for serious buyers and collectors. Upwards of 10,000 festival-goers are expected descend on the 3-day event held at the luxurious Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, CA, some from as far abroad as Germany and Canada, and others as day-trippers and weekend-trekkers from San Diego and Los Angeles.
Amid the thousands of one-of-a-kind works of art, the festival incorporates a Gourmet MarketPlace featuring original production artisan fare such as organic bath and body confections to epicurean oils and vinegars; artist demonstrations include large-scale stone sculpting and painting; live music and entertainment; and, engaging art activities including pottery-throwing and a kid’s palette-knife painting class.
A Saturday and Sunday “Eggs + Champagne in the Garden” brunch menu till noon under the shaded pavilion culminates the various foodies’ delights available throughout, along with the ever-popular Oasis Bar and Champagne Circle bars serving savory spirits.
The 17th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, an International Palette, opens March 29, 30 & 31, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adults, $13; Children, FREE. Free parking and valet available. Visit www.IndianWellsArtsFestival.com for more information or call 760-346-0042