18th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival

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The 18th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival an International Palette! Join more than 10,000 art enthusiasts, collectors and serious buyers in attendance, April 3, 4 & 5, 2020, at one of the most pristine venues in the beautiful Palm Springs Desert Resorts area, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home to the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament, Indian Wells, California.

Celebrating its 18th year of success, artists travel from across the nation and from as far as Japan, Africa, Central and South America, Europe and beyond each year to showcase their contemporary and traditional fine art and high-quality craft.  A total of 200 artists are selected to participate by jury, with the 2020 Indian Wells Arts Festival's Primary Jury deadline set for October 21, 2019, and 50 places held for the Secondary Jury deadline of January 6, 2020.

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.

The Indian Wells Arts Festival is a colorful, diverse ecosystem of art with more than 200 juried artists traveling from across the nation and as far as Japan, Africa, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond each year to showcase their contemporary and traditional fine art and high quality craft.


Art enthusiasts stroll the concourse of its world-famous venue, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, transformed into an artisan village and festive outdoor marketplace with thousands of one-of-a-kind pieces of art for sale amid live entertainment with jazz melodies floating on the air; perfect cocktails and foodies’ delights available in the shaded open-air pavilion; and hands-on artist demonstrations ranging from textile weaving, painting, and sculpting. Engaging interactive activities for children and big kids at heart include an art station and a free commemorative photo opportunity. The Festival is consistently ranked as one of the top 30 Best Fine Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine and Best of the Best Art Festivals by readers of Palm Springs Life magazine.


  • 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

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2020


  • 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
email: info@indianwellsartsfestival.com
website: https://www.indianwellsartsfestival.com/index.html