Once again, we have been faced with the inevitable decision to cancel our upcoming arts festival. We want our artists, vendors, stakeholders, and community members to know that this decision was not taken lightly. Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, and out of an abundance of caution for the health of our artists and community, the Downtown Tempe Foundation has ultimately decided to cancel this spring’s Tempe Festival of the Arts.
This is the third cancellation due to the ongoing pandemic, and while disheartening, we feel this is the right decision for everyone involved.
We are working diligently to build a full Artist Directory for every artist who would have been showcased at any of the three canceled festivals. Please continue to look for updates on our website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you again soon!
For more information on COVID-19 (coronavirus), please visit maricopa.gov/coronavirus.
The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a well-loved community event that showcases over 350 artists from around the country. This urban fine art festival features visual artists from around the country.
The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine and has received the prestigious Pinnacle Award from the International Festival and Events Association. The spring and fall events each attract nearly 225,000 visitors to the Downtown Tempe over the course of a 3-day weekend.
December 3 - December 5, 2021
10a - 5:30p • Free Admission
Artist Booths • Food Trucks