Arts & Culture

Frank Capra – La Quinta Museum Exhibit

Oct 03, 2023 / Madden Media

It’s no secret that filmmaker Frank Capra loved La Quinta and considered the La Quinta Hotel his lucky charm after collaborating with Robert Riskin on the screenplay for “It Happened One Night” while staying in one of the casitas. The 1934 movie, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, which inspired Capra to come back and write more screenplays at the hotel today known as the La Quinta Resort and Club. More

National Small Business Week

May 01, 2023 / Marcie Graham

The City of La Quinta is home to about 580 brick-and-mortar businesses, roughly 70% of which are small, unique, locally-owned businesses. La Quinta celebrates and supports its small businesses and encourages everyone to check out the different shops and restaurants, especially during the summer months when snowbirds and tourists have left. More

Art on Main Street

Feb 13, 2023 / Marcie Graham

Spend a Saturday outdoors with dozens of artists showing and selling their creations against the backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains at Art on Main Street in Old Town La Quinta. Art on Main Street is held on select Saturdays from November through March in Old Town La Quinta, featuring over 100 artists each season. More

Creation Station’s Maker Craft Programs

Jan 30, 2023 / Marcie Graham

Create miniature billboards that light up with your own special message or make a top hat, brooch or lapel pin at Maker Craft programs offered in February at the Creation Station at the La Quinta Library. “Ant Man’s Billboards” on Saturday, February 4, offers all ages the opportunity to create a small lighted billboard with serious to funny messages or an advertisement for a made-up business or product. More

New LQ Museum Exhibits

Jan 23, 2023 / Marcie Graham

Museum exhibit showcases Hollywood trailblazer and La Quinta resident Dorothy Arzner. La Quinta has long been a destination for Hollywood celebrities, many of whom have made their homes here. Among them is Dorothy Arzner, the only woman director during the Golden Age of Hollywood, who to this day has the largest body of work of any woman director. More

Best Cocktails in La Quinta

Mar 09, 2022 / Madden Media

Being surrounded by the beautiful Santa Rosa mountains while in La Quinta is just the start as to why it is a great place to visit. La Quinta offers such great experiences to visitors and locals alike, from the arts and culture to the health and wellness offerings and everything in between. More

La Quinta’s Top 7 Parks

Jan 26, 2022 / Madden Media

Gorgeous weather and almost year-round sunshine make parks a highly coveted destination for children to play and people to gather, especially here in La Quinta. Whether you’re working on walking your way toward your New Year's resolution or meeting up with your buddies to play a little Pickleball, the variety of recreational parks throughout La Quinta will keep you coming back all year long! More

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