Indian Wells Arts Festival
"The venue...is rimmed by mountains and soaked in sunshine. Amid such surroundings, it's easy to conclude that all is well in the world." The Coachella Valley is set to bloom in a colorful efflorescence of fine art at the 16th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, March 30, 31 and April 1, 2018. Ranked as a Top 100 Fine Art Show in the country, the festival has selected 200 artists by jury from more than 25 countries, 5 continents and 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, Japan's Kyoto Museum, and the Carrousel Gallery of the Louvre 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 glassblowing and a 2000 year-old Zapotec Indian textile weaving technique; live music and entertainment; and, engaging art activities including pottery-throwing and a kid's palette-knife painting class. A Saturday and Easter 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. Tickets are available for purchase online at https://tickets.********.***/e/16th-annual-indian-wells-arts-festival/tickets and at the gate on the days of the event. Adults $13 Children 12 and under Free 9:00am - 4:00pm Free parking - Valet available Wall Street Journal A premier fine arts festival attracting thousands annually. The Indian Wells Arts Festival brings a splash of color to the beautiful grass concourse of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. This spectacular venue transforms into an artisan village featuring 200 judged and juried artists and hundreds of pieces of one-of-a-kind artwork available for sale. Watch Glass Blowing, Monumental Rock Sculpting, Wood Carving, Pot Throwing, Weaving and Mural Painting. Glass, Beadmaking and Canvas Stretching Demonstations ALL DAY! Wine Tasting, Gourmet Market, Children’s Activities, Entertainment and Refreshment add to the festival atmosphere.