By Kathleen Hughes

La Quinta is a community steeped in pride for the arts, and La Quinta Art Celebration seamlessly intertwines the visual, performing, and culinary arts all at one event. From November 10-13, 2022, La Quinta Art Celebration ENCORE returns to the visually stunning Civic Center Park (from 9 am to 4  pm) with the full support of Premier Sponsor,  the City of La Quinta.

Presented by SCOPE Events, LLC, La Quinta Art Celebration is now ranked as the #1 Fine Art & Craft Event in the Nation by Greg Lawler’s Art Fair SourceBook “Elite 10” Fine Art Events 2022”. The ranking is based on average sales as reported per fine art exhibitor as well as artist’s evaluation of the venue, sophistication of art patrons, artist’s amenities and overall experience at the event. Other art events recognized in the Top Ten are Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Des Moines Art Festival and Park City Kimball Arts Festival.

The November ENCORE event will be an outdoor showcase of 200 world-class, jury-selected artists hailing from 32 states and six countries to exhibit their original artworks. Their styles range from classical to whimsical and span 10 media categories including: 2D & 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Drawing & Pastel, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. To complement the unparalleled art experience, the Celebration will offer patrons a variety of upscale amenities that include live music, gourmet dining at the Celebration Bistro, Margarita Island, a Champagne Bar, Oasis Lounge and the Palm Tree Bar all offering premium top-shelf beverages. Stella Artois is the official Beer Sponsor and the Wine Bar features hand selected wines from Napa Valley by the CEO of SCOPE Events who lives in that area.


An art celebration without music is simply an art show. With that in mind, La Quinta Art Celebration has put together an eclectic lineup of celebrated Southern California musicians to add the special touch of live music performances to complement the celebration experience. Daily live entertainment will feature favorite local performers Scott Carter (9 am-12 pm on the Amphitheater stage), Nick Soto (10 am-3pm Saturday and Sunday) in the Celebration Bistro and Michael Anthony Gagliardi (9 am-4 pm at the Oasis Lounge). Headlining on the Amphitheater stage from 1-4 pm are Southern California music legends – Terra Lago Trio (Friday) classical from Brahams to the Beatles and Bridgerton, The Art of Sax (Saturday) featuring Will Donato on Sax and Shaken Not Stirred (Sunday) Abie Perkins will have you dancing on the grass!

Don’t forget the hours for this Fall event are 9 am to 4 pm, to take full advantage of autumn desert sunshine. It was so much fun last November that the City and Scope Events decided to make it an annual event!

La Quinta Civic Center is located at 78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253. Event hours are 9 am to 4 pm and admission is $20 for 1 day, or $30 for a Multi-Day Pass. Children under 12 are free. Parking options include paid self-parking for $10 or valet for $15. For more information or to purchase tickets early (and avoid long lines at the gate), visit