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Gingerbread Lane

Thank you to all who came to celebrate the holidays with us at Gingerbread Lane 2022. 

We are overjoyed with the success of Gingerbread Lane this year! Over the course of four Saturdays, we welcomed 4,159 visitors that experienced Gingerbread Lane free of cost! In addition, we were able to shuttle children from the Boys and Girls Club (Mecca & Indio) and invite a foster family group of 70+ people! We are so thankful to the following groups for partnering with us!


OTAS Volunteers
La Quinta High School Culinary Arts Institute
Gregory and Laura Little

City of La Quinta
Rotary Club of Mecca Binacional
The Saidel Family

Rudy Strukoff        DRD Ballet        Colonel Mitchell Paige        Middle School Band        Desert Brass     Time2Twirl        Coachella Acapella        Party of 4        Dance Dimensions        Dance with Miss Lindsay        Son de Mexico        Natasha Terrell        Ginger Cotton        High Hopes Dance

enter a magical world of Gingerbread delights

Each year, Old Town Artisan Studios converts their 3-acre art campus into Gingerbread Lane – a winter wonderland with dazzling displays, trimmed garland, twinkling lights, and a marquee 17-foot tree next to the signature Holiday Cottage! The moment you walk through the gates you will enter a magical world of Gingerbread delights! We offer gingerbread cookies and hot cider in the culinary area, cookie decorating and clay ornament painting in the craft section, and scheduled performances all for you and your loved ones to enjoy at no cost.

Our Holiday Cottage is beautifully decorated for families to visit and take photos. All day, activities are scheduled to keep you entertained and in the holiday spirit. Scheduled events include seasonal music, delightful dance, and special performances by local youth organizations from the Coachella Valley.

Gingerbread Lane has been the dream of Founder Victory Grund. “The mission for this family event is to bring back the joy of giving through the holidays by creating handmade gifts for family and friends. When a person of any age creates a gift by hand for loved ones, it becomes a treasure that grows more valuable with each passing year”. Grund went on to say, “The personal expression gives meaning to each piece of art. Creating gifts with a group of family or friends can become a tradition and, though not expensive, these gifts are treasures”.

Please check back for 2023 dates.  The event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

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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