Indian Wells Arts Festival

Fine artists of all media are invited to apply to the 12th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival . . . where Art is a Happening!  scheduled for April 5,6 & 7, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden - Home to the BNP Paribas Tennis Open - is a spectacular venue with a premier geographical location in the heart of the Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities. The artisan village and marketplace includes special exhibits, artist demonstrations, children’s activities, GourmetMarket, live musical entertainment, wine tastaing and refreshments throughout the day.

Limited to 200 fine art and quality craft artisans, Submission deadline for primary jury October 15, 2013; late entry deadline January 6, 2014. 

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•     Extensive marketing campaign

•     Privately Gated venue with 24 Hour Security

•     Air –conditioned Artist Hospitality, free WiFi, morning and afternoon snacks,  booth sitters dispatched via cell phone

•     Friday Meet & Greet and Ribbon Presentation


•     Convenient load in – 4 scheduled sessions on Thursday

The Indian Wells Arts Festival is designed to create a festive art marketplace experience for both the collector and first-time buyer -- as well as to host community celebration.  The creative synergy of working artists, local sponsors, exhibitors and non-profit partners creates a color-filled artisan village vibrant with activity.

Selected by jury process, artists are on hand to explain and demonstrate the techniques that created 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.

Everyone loves to watch the on-site demonstrations including glass blowing, painting, weaving, large scale stone sculpturing, larger-than-life mural painting, sand sculpture, wood carving and pottery throwing.  With a celebrated reputation for its quality and wide variety of fine art and quality craft, artists travel from throughout the country to participate. 

A Gourmet Market Place offers gourmet specialties, while sidewalk chalk drawing, children’s activities, wine tasting, live musical entertainment and refreshment are ongoing throughout the day. “Sunday Eggs + Champagne in the Garden” brunch menu is available until noon.

Adults $12; Children Free.  Parking is free and Valet is available.

 Visit:  http://indianwellsartsfestival.com on facebook ; or on twitter - or call 760-346-0042.

Pen and Ink
Color Pencil
Traditional Photography
Digital Photography
New Media
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)