2017 RANCHO MIRAGE ART AFFAIRE

The City of Rancho Mirage and the Community Parks and Trails Commission are pleased to announce the dates for the 17th annual Rancho Mirage Art Affaire.   The 2017 Art Affaire will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily and is FREE to the public.  The venue for this event is once again Rancho Mirage Community Park located at 71560 San Jacinto Drive.

Over 90 juried artists will display their artwork and crafts for purchase.  Paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, glass, apparel and much more will be featured in this enjoyable two-day event.  The Rad Hatter will once again be on hand for children and the young at heart that want to make festive head gear from recycled materials.   City entities and community organizations will also be represented with a booth and information about their services.

 

 Plan to make it a day at the Rancho Mirage Art Affaire and enjoy lunch at the park, where food, soft drinks, water and adult beverages will available for purchase from local Rancho Mirage restaurants.

Free smooth jazz concerts will be presented by Marker Broadcasting
each day of the Art Affaire in the park’s state-of-the-art amphitheater.

On Saturday, November 4th, local teen smooth jazz saxophonist, Chase Huna will once again open up the 2017 Art Affaire at 2 p.m. followed by The Lao Tizer Band at 4 p.m.

The Lao Tizer Band
4 p.m.

The Lao Tizer Band is a multicultural band led by Boulder, Colorado, native keyboardist/composer Lao Tizer! They are establishing themselves in the contemporary jazz world with comparisons of a modern twist to the ’70s and early ’80s heyday of jazz fusion. LTB has a multigenre, multinational appeal that expands beyond just jazz enthusiasts. Their diverse resume includes performance slots alongside Zappa Plays Zappa, Jethro Tull, Isaac Hayes, Al Jarreau, Spyro Gyra, George Benson, Soulive, Babyface, Bruce Hornsby, and Robin Thicke.

 

Local R and B band, The Smooth Brothers will get the party started on, or rather, keep the party going at Art Affaire beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 5 followed by José Neto Band at 4 p.m.

José Neto Band
 4 p.m.

José Neto is the bandleader for the José Neto Band, which has recorded and performed with the same personnel for 25 years. They began performing together in 1992 at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s club in London, where the band had a two-week residence every year for 12 years. They recorded six albums together, including their most recent release, Other Shore. The Neto Band consists of Frank Martin on keyboard, Gary Brown on bass, Celso Alberti on drums, and José Neto on guitar.

Neto is currently on tour with Steve Winwood and has collaborated on nine songs with Winwood throughout the 15 consecutive years they have played and toured together.

Amphitheater seating will be provided on a first come first serve basis and blankets and lawn chairs will be permitted within the venue.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase inside the amphitheater. Coolers, outside food/beverages, pets, and smoking are not permitted inside the amphitheater.

Free parking is located along San Jacinto Drive and handicapped parking is available at the park.
This is a rain or shine event.

 For more information, please contact Mike Schlange at (760) 324-4511, Ext. 273 or
via email mikes@ranchomirageca.gov.