A beloved community tradition
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A beloved community tradition
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Our 2021 Spring Festival Has Been Canceled

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.

An Experience For All

The Artists

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.  Interested in joining us this Fall?   APPLY NOW!

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.

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Event Details

December 3 - December 5, 2021 
10a - 5:30p • Free Admission
Artist Booths • Food Trucks

Get Involved


Individuals and Groups are welcome as volunteers at the Tempe Festivals of the Arts. Each festival requires about 350 volunteers to help manage on-site functions important to the conduct of the event. Sign up solo to meet new people. Or, sign up with your group to fulfill employers’ and organizations’ volunteer commitments while having fun!



The Tempe Festivals of the Arts’ semi-annual events are among the oldest and largest arts festivals in the Desert Southwest. The Fall Festival spans 50 years, and the Spring Festival is 42 years old. These two events are routinely ranked among the top fine art festivals in the nation, and draw artist participation from throughout all 50 states and North America.