This spectacular two-day event thrilled the crowds with a juried fine art and music festival featuring 100 award-winning visual artists in a variety of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and other artistic originals. The best of Smooth Jazz and other music was presented on stage Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday afternoon, Gary Stanionis started the music with a lively flair and then returning smooth jazz and funk guitarist, Nick Colionne, flew in from Chicago in time for his late afternoon performance. On Sunday, local favorite Joe Baldino, did a great set in the early afternoon, then award-winning keyboardist and producer, Jeff Lorber and his band, Fusion, performed at Art Affaire for the first time.
The Art Affaire is presented free each year by the City of Rancho Mirage Parks and Recreation Commission.
Rancho Mirage Community Park
71-560 San Jacinto Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Photography by Gregg Felsen