Information for Exhibiting Artists

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 Spring 2019 festival.  The next round of application dates are below:

Fall 2019
Application OPENS June 1, 2019 
Application CLOSES July 31, 2019
Extended application - fee increases - through August 15, 2019

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


Artist Resources - Spring 2019 Festival

Load Out Instructions
Load In & Check In Instructions
Rules for Participation
Marketing Toolkit 
Parking Locations & Map
Award Winners 2019
Email Sent March 6, 2019
Email Sent March 6, 2019 - Detailed for NEW & Emerging Artists
Email Sent March 14, 2019
Email Sent March 26, 2019

Downtown Tempe Accommodations

Hotel and RV Information can be found HERE
Questions? Contact Kate Borders,