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Color the World Gala 2023

To all those helping us color the world…

We here at Old Town Artisan Studios are immensely grateful to everyone who contributed their time, resources, expertise, and support to make Color the World 2023 an incredible success.  From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for helping us strengthen our mission so that we may continue to serve our beloved community.

A Look Back On the Spectacular Evening

Photographs taken by Lani Garfield of Photos by Lani.  See more here!

Learn more about our mission

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor – Fran & Bob Davidson
Presenting Sponsor – Sharon & Bob Miller, Joyce Title
Premier Sponsor – Betty & Gary Saidel
Platinum Sponsors – The Auen Foundation, Case & Lisa Swenson, Jeffrey & Gayle Geldermann
Gold Sponsor – John & Sandra Leland, Margit E. Star & Claus Bergenser, Bea & Tom Hollfelder,
El Paseo Jewelers
Silver Sponsor – City of La Quinta
Bid Paddle Sponsor – Solis Wealth Management
Valet Parking Sponsor – Mike & Georgette OBrien

Come Visit Us!

Old Town Artisan Studios is open to the public Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are located at 78046 Calle Barcelona in Old Town La Quinta, just across the street from Lavender Bistro. We hope that you will stop by to explore and enjoy our beautiful campus. To arrange a private tour, please contact Katie Thornton, Director of Development, at [email protected].


Mission & Vision

We are dedicated to ensuring that art remains a vibrant part of the creative fabric of the Coachella Valley – from art in schools to lifelong learning.


The individuals we touch through art include families in need, kids in after-school programs, individuals with special needs, seniors and veterans.

Why We Serve

Art is both medicine and food for the soul. Our commitment is to making art available and accessible to all members of our community.

Board of Directors

Meet our dedicated board members that bring Old Town Artisan Studios and its mission to our beloved community.


Our 4-week classes allow students of all ages and levels to dive into the areas of Ceramics, Painting, Fused Glass, and more.


Try a one-day workshop to learn a new skill, test out a medium you are curious about, or simply have a good time!


Paint Your Own Pottery is a fun experience for all!  Choose from several ceramic items and paint to your heart's delight.

 Art Camp

Looking for a fun way to beat the heat? Join us for Summer Art Camp! A week-long camp for young artists, ages 7-15.

All Upcoming Events at Old Town Artisan Studios.

All Upcoming Events

A listing of all free and fee-based happenings at OTAS!

Gingerbread Lane at Old Town Artisan Studios

Gingerbread Lane

A fantastic community event for all to take part in holiday fun!

Color the World Gala 2023.

Color the World Gala

Join us for a spectacular evening of music, festivity & celebration

Miniature Masterpieces 2021

Mini Masterpiece

Art all 10x10x10 in. or smaller featured in our annual raffle.

Art of Music at Old Town Artisan Studios.

Art of Music

A monthly series featuring musicians from near and far.

Eggstravaganza at Old Town Artisan Studiosl.


An annual auction highlighting ceramic eggs by various artists.

Upcoming Events at Old Town Artisan Studios

Open Mic Night

A chance for all levels and ages to perform.

Upcoming Events at Old Town Artisan Studios

Gallery Shows

Visit the Leland Gallery featuring local artists.


With your valued support we are able bring art to our friends who need it most.


We need Ambassadors to help us spread the word about our work and mission.


Your time and skills are an incredibly important part of the work we do.  Come lend a hand!

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