Tempe Festival of the Arts
Tempe Festival of the Arts

Artists

Approximately 350 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, glass, leather, metalwork, fiber, woodwork, mixed media and upcycled.

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.

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

The Tempe Festival of the Arts accepts artists’ applications exclusively through Zapplication (www.zapplication.org). The service is free and 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.  Then next application process will be for the Fall 2018 show and will open May 1, 2018.

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Important Dates:

49th Annual Fall 2017 Festival:
Application Opens - date passed
Application Closes - date passed
Artists Notified - date passed
Deadline to Confirm and Pay - date passed
Notified of Booth Location - date passed
Final date to cancel and receive refund - date passed
Check-In at Office - November 28 & 29, 2017
Check-In at Festival - November 30, 2017
Festival Dates - December 1-3, 2017

41st Annual Spring 2018 Festival:
Application Opens - date passed
Application Closes - date passed
Artists Notified - date passed
Deadline to Confirm and Pay - December 15, 2017
Notified of Booth Location - January 10, 2018
Final date to cancel and receive refund - February 9, 2018
Check-In at Office - March 20 & 21, 2018
Check-In at Festival - March 22, 2018
Festival Dates - March 23-25, 2018

 


Artisan Resources

2017 Fall Festival Map

2017 Check In & Load In Instructions

2017 Rules and Regulations

2018 Spring Festival Map

Useful Numbers/Businesses in Tempe

Transaction Privilege Tax Form - Non Arizona Businesses (Use this form to apply for a temporary business license if you are coming from another state)

Transaction Privilege Tax Form - Arizona Businesses (Use this form to add Tempe to your business license if you are already licensed in Arizona)


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