What is objet trouvé?

objet trouvé is the idea of using everyday objects and “found” materials to create stimulating works of art. We are coming to the Coachella Valley in the first ever Found Art Festival. 



April 3, 4 & 5, 2015

Deadline January 16, 2015
Notification January 23, 2015

objet trouvé will join with award-winning found artists from all over the country. objet trouvé is a Found Art Festival within The Indian Wells Arts Festival

In the tradition of Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Juan Gris and Georges Braque, 50 artists will exhibit  and create one-of-a-kind artworks for sale. Featured objet trouvé categories will include assemblage, collage, sculpture, jewelry, painting and ceramics. In addition, hands-on, found art demonstrations will take place during the three day festival.

Need an idea? Why not "THINK INSIDE THE BOX" 

Submit an entry into our "Think Inside The Box" or Réfléchissez a l interior de la boite! exhibit. This exhibit is open to anyone who follows the project guidelines your work will be exhibited as part of  the Réfléchissez a l interior de la boite! exhibit at the Objet Trouvé Found Art Festival held April 3, 4 & 5, 2015 in conjunction with the Indian Wells Arts Festival.

Click here for project details.

Artist Entry



Artists, to have your artwork considered for 2015 Objet Trouvé Found Art Festival please fill out the application here.