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 application for the Spring 2020 festival will open October 1st. 

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. 

The next round of application dates are below:

Fall 2019
Application has closed.
Invitations posted through Zapplication September 4, 2019
Deadline to Confirm October 1, 2019
Booth Location Notification October 15, 2019
Cancellation deadline with full refund November 1, 2019
Artist Load-In December 5, 2019
Show Dates December 6-8, 2019

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


Artist Resources

Fall 2019 Booth Map (Subject to Change)
Fall 2019 Zone Map
Acceptance Information - Fall 2019
Acceptance Form
Rules for Participation
Parking Locations & Map
Frequently Asked Questions





Downtown Tempe Accommodations

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