BY MAYA CASAS
Photo courtesy of oldtownlaquinta.com. An artist setting up his booth for Art on Main Street.
The City of La Quinta is hosting a fun event for residents and visitors called Art on Main Street. The event is free and open to anyone who wants to visit and possibly buy work from local artists. Nov. 10 marked the first day of the event, followed by Nov. 24. There are more dates scheduled in 2019. Art on Main Street is hosted in Old Town La Quinta and has been hosted there for years. La Quinta is the premier sponsor of the event.
Art on Main Street encourages local artists to come and set up booths where they display their art for people to admire and purchase. Art on Main Street has been around for three years, according to Shelley Glickstein, the event’s director. Local art exhibits like this one in Old Town have been around for approximately 12 years but under a different name and management.
Each show this season will have a live performance by Barry Minniefield from The Voice, who is based in Palm Springs. The featured artist Nov. 10 was Robert Weil. The boutiques and cafes in Old Town will also be open for people to stop in and eat. The event has over 100 artists participating each season, giving viewers plenty of art and options to look at. The show does not only have paintings, some of the art includes jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures and more.
All future events are on Saturdays and run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The events dates include Nov. 24, Jan. 5 and 19, Feb. 2 and 16, March 16 and April 6. The booths are set up downtown in Old Town La Quinta near Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill. There is plenty of free parking around the event.