Apply as an Exhibiting Artist

Want to be a participating artist in an upcoming festival?  We would love to have you join our bi-annual event!

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

Approximately 350 fine artists and crafters display and sell their original works amid this street festival atmosphere throughout Downtown Tempe. Coming from throughout the country, and even internationally, festival artists’ original works cover the gamut of creative visual categories from drawing to sculpture to jewelry and more.  The Tempe Festival of the Arts features only original works and artists are required to be present to greet festival attendees.

NO BUY/SELL PRODUCTS ARE ALLOWED AT THIS FESTIVAL, and if discovered, booths will be closed and the artist will not be invited back to the festival. 

Currently the applications are closed for the Fall 2018 festival and the Spring 2019 festival.  The next round of application dates are below:

Fall 2019
Application OPENS May 1, 2019 
Application CLOSES June 30, 2019
Extended application - fee increases - through July 15, 2019

Spring 2020
Application OPENS August 1, 2019
Application CLOSES September 30, 2019
Extended application - fee increases - through October 15, 2019


Artist Resources


Hotel Reservations

Get special rates at are hotels Fall 2018 festival - HERE
Questions? Contact Kate Borders,