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2015 Fall and 2016 Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts applications will be posted on on May 1, 2015.

The Tempe Festival of the Arts accepts artists’ applications exclusively through Zapplication ( 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 Downtown Tempe. 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

2015 Fall and 2016 Spring Categories & Rules
Coming Soon

2015 Spring Artisan Instructions & Info

2015 Spring Congratulations Form [ download pdf ]
2015 Spring Booth Request Form [ download pdf ]
2015 Spring Payment Form [ download pdf ]

2015 Fall Artisan Instructions & Info

2015 Fall Invited Artist Instructions – TBA
2015 Fall Acceptance Form – TBA

Wait List Instructions & Info

2015 Spring Wait Listed Artisan Instructions [ download pdf ]
2015 Spring Wait List Form [ download pdf ]
2015 Fall Wait Listed Artisan Instructions – TBA
2015 Fall Wait List Form – TBA

Location Maps

2015 Spring Booth Location Map [ download pdf ]
2015 Fall Booth Location Map [ coming soon ]

Promotional Postcard

Electronic Version [ download pdf ]
Printable Version – A-side [ download pdf ] 6″ x 4″ with .125″ bleed
Printable Version – B-side [ download pdf ] 6″ x 4″ with .125″ bleed

Tempe Accommodations

[ coming soon ]