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Indian Wells Arts Festival

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Location Indian Wells
Dates April 03, 2020 - April 05, 2020
Description: The Coachella Valley is set to bloom in a colorful efflorescence of fine art at the 18th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, April 3, 4 and 5, 2020. 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, including glassblowing; live music and entertainment; engaging art activities; and, various foodies' delights, along with the ever-popular Oasis Bar and Champagne Circle bars serving savory spirits.
The 18th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival opens April 3, 4 & 5, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Adults, $13; Children 12 & Under, FREE. 
Free parking and valet available. Visit https://www.********.***/index.html for more information or call (***) ***-****.

Call for Artists:
Open to all media artist, 35 mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed media, printmaking, photography and other 2 dimensional as well as sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art and found art.

• Booth Fees affordably range from $300 for a 10' by 10' single space and $600 for a 10' by 20' double space, with electricity optional at an additional fee
• Reported sales of $750,000 in 2019 are fostered by the Festival's established reputation for fine and high-quality art
• Ranked consistently as one of the 30 Best Fine Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
• Privately gated venue with 24-hour security and unparalleled state-of-the-art facilities which include on-call booth sitters, free Wi-Fi internet access, and luxury on-site restrooms

Artist Deadline to Apply Primary Jury: October 21, 2019 ($35 Jury Fee)
Notification of Applicant Status in Primary Jury: November 22, 2019 (by post mail)
Artist Deadline to Apply Second Jury: January 6. 2020 ($50 Jury Fee; 50 spaces reserved for this deadline)
Notification of Applicant Status for Second Jury: January 27, 2020 (by post mail)

#3 So-Cal Getaway by the Examiner • "Best of the Best" by Palm Springs Life Magazine

• On-going artist promotion opportunities through artist spotlights across all IWAF social media and in video podcasts; and IWAF blog features, all at no additional cost to the artists
• Robust $75K advertising campaign with strong public relations, print including major periodical such as LA Times and luxury lifestyle publications, and broadcast media coverage; digital and electronic marketing with geo-fencing, social media campaigns and media partnerships; local and select major-market editorials and press releases
• Top professionals from the staging, interior design and realty businesses along with elite media and influencers invited as VIPs
• Easy artist Check-in and Express Check-out
• Real-time show updates and communications via text message
• Complimentary artist hospitality with fresh snacks and beverages
• Live jazz and entertainment ambiance
• Guests are greeted as VIPs with free and valet parking available, event programs, and free 'be-back' passes
• Interactive activities and artist demonstrations
• Children's activities and special exhibits
• Gourmet specialties at the Gourmet MarketPlace lining the festival entryway
• Local charities incorporated as Festival Partners, with donations towards their program funds
• Champagne Circle Bar and Oasis Bar service, and full-menu restaurants in the shaded courtyard pavilion

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Show hoursFriday-Sunday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Application Deadline2019-10-21
Public Admission PriceAdults $13, Children 12 & Under FREE
Year #18
EntertainmentArtist Demonstrations and live music
ActivitiesGourmet Market place, Champagne Circle bar and engaging art activities with local non-profits.
Art/Craft Space
$300 10x10, $600 10x20
Art/Craft Spaces
this year
Response deadline2019-10-21
Maps and Directions (from Google Maps)
Palm Springs: East on Hwy. 111, north on Washington Street, west on Miles Avenue to the parking lot OR take Ramon east to I-10, east to Washington Street exit, south on Washington Street west on Miles Avenue to the parking lot.
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