The only thing more charming than beautiful Old Town La Quinta is Art Under the Umbrellas in Old Town La Quinta! Seriously original art under an idyllic blue sky, 74 degree temperatures and live music by the Steve Madaio Band, you know we are talking about the best nine Saturdays of the season for art lovers and collectors anywhere. The close by La Quinta Cove is well known for being one of the premier art colonies of Southern California. An idyllic haven and artistic retreat, the area is believed to have magnetic properties that facilitate creative energy.
With more than 80 accomplished local artists exhibiting some of their finest original works, nearly every medium is represented at the annual festival. From oils, to watercolors, to glass, sculpture and jewelry: your own favorite artistic style is sure to be front and center. Take time to enjoy an early morning breakfast at one of the cozy and rustic restaurants in and around La Quinta. The umbrellas open at 10 AM for a six-hour art extravaganza all along Calle Tampico surrounded by boutique shopping and the nostalgic ambience of Old Town.
Free admission and free parking compliments of the La Quinta Arts Foundation leave you plenty of extra shopping capital. Good thing too, because there are plenty of unique, one-of-a-kind shops to be found throughout Old Town, along Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, and a long El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert. Anything a devoted art patron might desire is likely to be found, along with beautiful souvenirs and cherished mementos for the most discerning shopper.
After the umbrellas close at 4 PM., there will be plenty of opportunity for wine tasting and tapas or a full sit-down dinner at one of the gourmet quality restaurants nearby. There are also luxury accommodations surrounding the La Quinta area to fit nearly any budget, making a weekend of art, fun, and food the logical choice. Enjoy a massage at one of the local health spas, do a little gambling at one of the world-class casinos or take in a show at the McCallum Theater in nearby Palm Desert. There is always plenty to do during high season in the Coachella Valley. Come for the fabulous art and stay for the fun, visitors are always welcome in beautiful sunny La Quinta.
For more information on Art Under the Umbrellas visit: http://www.lqaf.com/cultural-events/art-under-the-umbrellas.