Will be held on January 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2020

Now in its 34th year, The Southwest Arts Festival® will once again be held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.  Empire Polo Club is an international destination renowned for its natural beauty, featuring natural landscape and sweeping mountain ranges. Every year the Arts Festival continues to evolve and attract a high caliber of talented artists and unique artwork. This year’s festival will feature live music, with pottery, glass and fine art painting scheduled to be on display. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of dining and beverage options while casually walking the grounds.

This year the festival will be accepting 250 of the most accomplished artists from around the world to show. Recognized as one of the Top 100 Events in North America by Travel Magazine, the festival includes traditional, contemporary, and abstract fine works of art and quality crafts. The festival’s reputation for first-class quality and professional integrity make it one of the country’s finest juried art festivals. As one of the largest annual fundraisers supporting several Coachella Valley based nonprofits, the festival is exceptionally fortunate to have over 200 community leaders and volunteers who contribute numerous hours to make certain that the festival is successful.  The festival is open daily from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  For additional information on The Southwest Arts Festival® Indio, visit SWArtFest.com, or call 760.347.0676.

Poster Artist: Fiery Sunset Oasis by Lynn Jaye

Lynn Jaye was born and raised in London, England, and attended three major art schools before traveling around the world, studying Batik in Sri Lanka and Sumi-e in Japan. After many years of traveling, she settled down in Santa Cruz, California and went back to school to study interior design and fine art.She worked as an interior design consultant for five years before becoming a full-time artist. She  likes to paint large landscapes in oils that give one the feeling of being present in nature. She has developed a unique style that describes the movement and energy of natural forms, and this style is called Dynamism. “My work is a good example of the intrinsic flow of nature and is available as original oils on canvas and also as limited edition prints on canvas and paper,” shared Jaye.