As many as 400 artists and craftspersons display and sell their original work amid a street festival atmosphere throughout downtown Tempe. A beloved, award-winning tradition, the event is one of the oldest and largest festivals of its kind in the state of Arizona, hosting as many as 225,000 festival visitors.
Sunshine Artist magazine (the leading publication for festival artists) ranks the Tempe Festivals of the Arts in the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation, based on artists’ surveys of excellence!
Coming from throughout North America —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 festival features only original art, and our artists are all present on-site to greet festival attendees. Works of art range from collector masterpieces to affordable art and craft for enthusiasts on small budgets.