Art Under the Umbrellas -
Saturday Nov. 15 10am to 4pm at Old Town La Quinta
With the weather cooling and the Valley’s population of Snowbirds returning in full force, LQAF is now set to present its next edition of Art Under the Umbrellas.
Last year’s second show was the most successful event of the entire Art Under the Umbrellas season, and expectations are high for this one as well. Over 80 Southern California artists will converge along the streets of Old Town La Quinta exhibiting newly created works in painting, glass, ceramic, jewelry, wood, sculpture, photography, fiber, and mixed media.
Patrons will be entertained by the energetic Steve Madaio Band throughout the day. Along with its specialty boutiques, Old Town La Quinta offers a great selection of restaurants including the popular Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill to enjoy a leisurely lunch and cocktails.
As always, admission and parking are both free. Directions: From I-10 or Highway 111, take Washington Street south. Go west on Calle Tampico for two blocks; Old Town is on the left.
Ever popular American Impressionist Robert Ferguson will introduce his new line of high quality canvas transfer prints that are miniatures of his larger works reduced to 8”x10” and 10”x10” sizes (unframed). They are beautifully framed in patina gold leaf and matt enameled wooden frames custom made to complement the works. Each is hand signed by Ferguson. These make great gifts and are very affordable starter collector pieces at only $175.00.
Hanging precariously and horizontally from red sandstone, 50 feet above the ground, may not seem like it would inspire the creation of beautiful oil paintings, but that is exactly what stirs Erin Hanson's artistic soul.
Hanson has developed a unique style of painting using as few brush strokes as possible to create fresh, vibrant, alive paintings of magnificent and dramatic landscapes, some on the grand scale of 40 feet. Her unique, minimalist method of placing impasto paint strokes without layering has been dubbed “Open-Impressionism.”
**information provided by La Quinta Arts Foundation