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2014 Fall and 2015 Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts applications will be posted on Zapplication.org on May 1, 2014.

The Tempe Festival of the Arts accepts artists’ applications exclusively through Zapplication (www.zapplication.org). The service is free to and to apply for our festival you must submit through that service. It’s easy: go to the Zapp website and follow the instructions for creating your own account. Once you have done that, you’ll receive all of Zapp’s notices for shows throughout the country, including the Tempe Festival of the Arts.

More than 400 fine artists and crafts persons display and sell their original work amid a street festival atmosphere throughout Tempe’s Mill Avenue District. A beloved, award-winning tradition, the event is the largest festival of its kind in the state of Arizona, hosting as many as 225,000 festival visitors.

Sunshine Artists Magazine (the leading publication for festival artists) ranked the Tempe Festivals of the Arts in the Top 200 fine art and fine craft festivals nationwide, based on artists’ surveys of excellence!

Coming from throughout the country—and around the world—Festival artists’ original works cover the gamut of creative visual categories including painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics, folk craft, glass, leather, metalwork, wearable art, woodwork, mixed media (2 and 3 dimensional).

The Tempe Festival of the Arts features only original work and our original artists are all present on-site to greet festival attendees. NO BUY/SELL PRODUCTS ARE ALLOWED AT THIS FESTIVAL, and if they are discovered the booths will be closed. Works of art range from collector masterpieces to affordable art and craft for enthusiasts on small budgets.

The Fall Festival admits slightly more artisans and is geared toward a gift-buying holiday market. The Spring Festival admits slightly fewer artisans and is geared more toward people buying for their own enjoyment.

Arizona enjoys a robust tourism market, with both festivals bookending our highest tourism season that includes our valued “snowbird” clientele.

Artisan Resources


Category Descriptions & Festival Rules

2014 Fall and 2015 Spring Artisan Categories & Rules – READ CAREFULLY!
[ download pdf ]

Artisan Instructions & Info

2014 Spring Invited Artist Instructions [ download pdf ]
2014 Spring Wait Listed Artisan Instructions [ download pdf ]

2014 Spring Booth Location Map [ download pdf ]

2014 Spring Wait List Form [ download pdf ]
2014 Spring Acceptance Form [ download pdf ]


Promotional Postcard

Electronic Version [download]
Printable Version [download]


Tempe Accommodations

Discount Lodging Offers for Artists [Tempe Accommodations]