Tempe Festival of the Arts
Tempe Festival of the Arts

Artists

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.


2016 Fall Award Winners

 

Best of Show

Stephen and Bonnie Harmston
Harmston Arts
Printmaking
Chandler, AZ

Best Booth Display

Jim Williams
Allen & Williams Pottery
Ceramics
Carpinteria, CA
 

Drawing

Michael Rohner
RohnerArt
Oakland, CA
 

Metalwork

Greg Martin
Super Deluxe Art
Las Vegas, NV
 

Ceramics

Deborah Duran-Geiger
Firetiles
Santa Fe, NM
 

Mixed Media

Vickie Fish
Vickie Fish Art
Bozeman, MT
 

Cottage Edibles & Crafts

Cindy Salters
Black Tie Caramel
Sacramento, CA
 

Painting

Mike Ryan
Paintings by Ryno
Springdale, UT
 

Digital Art

Shawn Ray Harry
Shawn Ray Harris
Trinidad, CO
 

Photography

Robert Kawika Sheer
Spirit Shadows
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Fiber

Jane Mohr
Jane Mohr Designs
Van Nuys, CA
 

Printmaking

Mel Fleck
Fleck Studios
Taylorsville, KY
 

Glass

Elaine Forbes
Wheelainy
Tucson, AZ
 

Sculpture

Chris Paulsen
3sevens Pottery
Portland, OR
 

Fine Jewelry

Wolfgang Vaats
Earth Terrra Erde Inc
Rio Rico, AZ
 

Upcycled/Creative Re-Use

James Floyd
James Floyd Art
Pensacola, FL
 

Ornamental Jewelry

Denise Robertson
Speakingrock Jewelry
Columbus, NM
 

Wood

David & Carolyn Levy
Hardwood Creations
Davis, CA
 

Leather

Natalie Wall
Revoluccia
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Sixth + Mill Makers

Andrew King
Andrew King Art
Tempe, AZ
 

Honorable Mentions

McKenzie Fisk, Painting
Kristin Schillaci, Photography
 

People's Choice

Katherina Lipscomb & Tracy Crocker
Calling All Angels
Chandler, AZ