Southwest Arts Festival, Indio 2016, one of the area’s largest and longest-running juried art festivals, will feature traditional, contemporary, and abstract fine works of art by more than 250 acclaimed artists. The festival will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio Friday, January 29 through Sunday, January 31, 2016.
Categories include clay, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography,printmaking, sculpture, textile, and other arts. One of Indio’s largest non-profit fundraisers, more than 200 community leaders and volunteers will contribute numerous hours to ensure its
New to this year’s Festival is the addition of the popular Objet Trouvé Found Art Festival. Objet trouvé, which means “found object” in French, represents an artistic style that uses everydayobjects and ‘found’ materials to create stimulating visual displays. Showcasing a variety of artistswho create these innovative art forms, the Objet Trouvé Found Art Festival will also featurehands-on art demonstrations.
“Our festival has a great reputation for attracting world-class artists, making it one of the finest celebrations of the arts in the country,” says Joshua Bonner, President/CEO of the Indio Chamber Commerce. “It also makes the jury’s decision extremely difficult to select only one piece of artwork out of the many outstanding submissions we receive each year. The sculptural quality of the succulent featured in ‘Agave Temple’ will appeal not only to poster collectors, but to many art and photography enthusiasts as well.”
Named one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association, the
Festival is a nationally recognized cultural event that attracts professional artists from
States as far away as Montana, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Maryland. Located at the
spectacular Empire Polo Club, a premier event destination and home of the world-renowned
Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, the Southwest Arts Festival, Indio 2016 will feature a variety of al fresco dining options and entertainment by talented local musicians. The Desert Sun and CBS Local 2 are Title Sponsors of the event.
The Poster Artist for the Southwest Arts Festival, Indio 2016 has been selected. “Agave Temple,” a stunning photograph by Georganna Dean, will be featured on the signature poster of the 2016 Festival. A tradition of the Festival since 1987, the poster will be unveiled during a short reception at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2015 at The Lodge at Terra Lago, 85-370 Terra Lago Parkway in Indio. K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Terra Lago is Presenting Sponsor of the 30th annual Festival. Dean, who will be honored at the reception, will also sign a limited number of posters that will be available for sale.
The three-day family friendly festival will be open from 10 AM – 5 PM daily, and admission is Seniors – $8, General – $10, Three-Day Pass – $12, and Children 14 & under – Free. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the Indio Visitors Bureau at 760-347-0676.
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