Indian Wells, CA – The 2013 Indian Wells Arts Festival commemorative poster has been exclusively created by the renowned mother/son artists, Linda Lee Kinman and Dusty Kinman of Kinman Studios located in Dexter, Oregon. This talented duo specializes in painting Southwest deserts during the springtime in order to capture the fleeting beauty of wildflowers in oils on linen canvas painted with palette knives.
Linda Lee and Dusty presented the painting for the commemorative poster entitled Trail To The Pyramids at a special unveiling that took place at the February 7, 2013 Indian Wells City Council meeting with the help of Indian Wells Mayor Mary T. Roche.
The piece depicts a popular hiking trail and monument detailed with indigenous flora/fauna brilliantly capturing the beauty and essence of Indian Wells.
It takes the Kinmans approximately three weeks to create their joint work of art. Dusty works on the background painting the mountains and trees, while mother Linda Lee utilizes her skills in the foreground. Dusty, with the encouragement of his late father, who was also an artist, attended his first festival at the age of 19 and sold 17 paintings in three days. He does what he does because he “loves life.”
Dusty’s young five-year-old son, Aaden, a budding artist, is also following in the footsteps of his grandparents and father. Hidden hearts grace most every painting. A special contest will be held (details pending) to guess how many hearts are hidden in the Indian Wells Arts Festival 2013 commemorative poster. Also, there are plans to offer a miniature painting of the larger at a free drawing during the festival that runs from Friday April 5 through Sunday April 7 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
More than 200 award winning artists showcasing their fine art and quality craft will transform the magnificent path-lined plaza of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden – home of the BNP Paribas Tournament – into a spectacular festival experience on April 5, 6, and 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Indian Wells is conveniently located in the heart of the Southern California – Pam Springs/Desert Resort communities. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden with it s beautiful landscaped grounds has been the host sponsor of the Indian Wells Arts Festival since inception.
Ranked as one of the 100 Best Fine Art Shows in the country (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009) by Sunshine Artist Magazine and voted 2009 Best of the Best Art Festivals by readers of Palm Springs Life magazine, The Indian Wells Arts Festival celebrates its 11th year.
The Indian Wells Arts Festival is designed to create a festive art marketplace experience for both the collector and first-time buyer, as well as to host community celebration and benefit local non-profits such as The Ophelia Project and S.C.R.A.P. Gallery. Other local non-profit Festival Partners include Old Town Artisan Studio, Aztec Dancers of Desert Mirage High School, Palm Springs Unified School District, Cathedral City High School Digital Arts Academy, Vocal Performance and Appreciation Club at College of the Desert, George Washington Charter School.
You don’t have to be an art aficionado to enjoy the Indian Wells Arts Festival. The creative synergy of working artists, local sponsors, exhibitors and non-profit partners creates a color-filled artisan village vibrant with activity.
Selected by jury process, artists are on hand to explain and demonstrate the techniques that created hundreds of pieces of on-of-a-kind artwork available for purchase. Offerings include painting, drawing, ceramic, glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry, apparel and hand-crafted wares. On-site demonstrations include glass blowing, painting, weaving, large scale stone sculpturing, larger-than-life mural painting, sand sculpture, wood carving and pottery throwing. With a celebrated reputation for its quality and wide variety of fine art and quality craft, artists travel from throughout the country to participate.
A Gourmet Market Place offers gourmet specialties, while sidewalk chalk drawing, children’s activities, wine tasting, live musical entertainment, book signings, and refreshments are ongoing throughout the day.
The City of Indian Wells welcomes the festival as it generates activity and exposure to the area. “The Indian Wells Ars Festival is an outstanding cultural event that draws locals and visitors,” said Indian Wells Mayor Mary Roche. “We are proud that it has become one of our city’s annual signature events.
Since its inception, the Indian Wells Arts Festival has grown in stature and continues to showcase incredible artistic talent. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is the perfect venue for this world-class arts festival. We applaud Indian Wells Arts Festival producer Dianne Funk for creating this exceptional annual cultural event. The festival has so much to offer art enthusiasts of all ages.”
Entrance fee is $12 for adults and children are free. Parking is free and valet is available.