The show will return in January of 2022.
Indio, CA: Due to the unprecedented health and safety concerns brought on by the COVID-19 crises and restrictions put in place by the State of California, the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the cancelation of the 2021 Southwest Arts Festival Indio. The show was scheduled to be held next month, January 28th though January 31st, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. The show would have celebrated its 35th year.
Joshua Bonner, President and CEO of the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce, expressed the effort put forth to try and safely hold the show. “We continued to explore options right up to the point a final decision was required, but after considering where we currently stand as a County with positivity and hospitalization rates, as well as the current data trends and restrictions put in place by the State, we did not feel there was a viable path to hold the show. That decision was reached with input from our partners, as well as safety and health professionals from the City and County. We would like to thank the management at Empire Polo Club and all our partners who have worked closely with us over these last few months to try and hold the show.”
The Southwest Arts Festival Indio is scheduled to return in January of 2022. Though it is possible the show could be rescheduled for later in 2021, there are no current plans to do so.
About the Southwest Arts Festival Indio
The Southwest Arts Festival® Indio, now in its 35th year, is held annually at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Empire Polo Club is an international destination renowned for its natural beauty, featuring natural landscape and sweeping mountain ranges. Every year the Arts Festival continues to evolve and attract a high caliber of talented artists and unique artwork. This show features pottery, glass, photography, metal, jewelry, textile, fine art painting and various other art disciplines. Visitors can also enjoy live music and a variety of dining and beverage options while casually walking the grounds.
The show annually accepts approximately 250 of the most accomplished artists from around the world to show. Recognized as one of the Top 100 Events in North America by Travel Magazine, the festival’s reputation for first-class quality and professional integrity make it one of the country’s finest juried art festivals. As one of the largest annual fundraisers supporting several Coachella Valley based nonprofits, the festival is exceptionally fortunate to have over 200 community leaders and volunteers who contribute numerous hours to make certain that the festival is successful.