Indian Wells Arts Festival

The 13th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival is open to all media artists and showcases a wide variety of contemporary and traditional fine art and high quality craft selected by jury in categories including painting, drawing, ceramics, weaving, sculpture, jewelry, glass, photography and original hand-crafted wares. Artists are required to be in attendance daily to explain or demonstrate the techniques that created original pieces of artwork which are available for purchase.

With both an aggressive online and traditional marketing campaign, professional experience and a strong reputation, the Indian Wells Arts Festival seeks out and brings together a wide variety of high quality artists to delight our audience of residents and tourists alike.  Over 10,000 attendance and $750,000 in reported art sales in 2014, the Festival incorporates a number of local charities as Festival Partners and donates to their art scholarship fund. 

The creative synergy of demonstrating artists (Larger-Than-Life Mural painting, glass blowing, monumental rock sculpture, weaving, pottery wheel), special exhibits, local sponsors and non-profit partners enhance the venue with vibrant activity.  The artisan village environment includes the 2nd Annual Objet Trouvé  Found Art Festival ~ a ‘festival within a festival.”

Vhildren’s activities, community participatory projects, wine and cocktails, live musical entertainment and refreshment add to the festive activities that are ongoing throughout the day.

•     Apply online

•     Extensive marketing campaign

•     Privately Gated venue with 24 Hour Security

•     Artist Hospitality (morning and afternoon snacks) free WiFi, booth sitters dispatched via cell    phone

•     Friday Meet & Greet and Ribbon Presentation

•     Convenient load in – 4 scheduled sessions on Thursday


•     Sunday morning features an “Eggs + Champagne in The Garden” brunch menu until noon. 


The Indian Wells Arts Festival has once again been ranked as 100 Best Fine Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.  Apply online via EntryThingy or on the Indian Wells Arts Festival website:



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