Tempe Festival of the Arts
Tempe Festival of the Arts


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
Chandler, AZ

Best Booth Display

Jim Williams
Allen & Williams Pottery
Carpinteria, CA


Michael Rohner
Oakland, CA


Greg Martin
Super Deluxe Art
Las Vegas, NV


Deborah Duran-Geiger
Santa Fe, NM

Mixed Media

Vickie Fish
Vickie Fish Art
Bozeman, MT

Cottage Edibles & Crafts

Cindy Salters
Black Tie Caramel
Sacramento, CA


Mike Ryan
Paintings by Ryno
Springdale, UT

Digital Art

Shawn Ray Harry
Shawn Ray Harris
Trinidad, CO


Robert Kawika Sheer
Spirit Shadows
Redondo Beach, CA


Jane Mohr
Jane Mohr Designs
Van Nuys, CA


Mel Fleck
Fleck Studios
Taylorsville, KY


Elaine Forbes
Tucson, AZ


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


David & Carolyn Levy
Hardwood Creations
Davis, CA


Natalie Wall
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