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Information for Exhibiting Artists

APPLY NOW for the Fall 2024 festival. The application closes August 15.

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.  Create your account now and apply before the deadline.

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. 

Fall 2024 Important Dates

June 1, 20204: Application Opens

August 15: Application Closes

September 11: Notification of Acceptance

September 29: Deadline to Confirm and Purchase Booth Space

October 18: Booth Notification

February 9, 2024- First cancellation deadline

February 21, 2024 - Final cancellation deadline

December 5: Load-In & Set-Up Day

December 6 - 8: Tempe Festival of the Arts

Artist Resources

Below are resources for artists. These are updated regularly, so check back often. If you have any questions, let us know!

Rules for Artists' Participation

General Booth Map 

General Information

Transaction Privilege Tax

Apply for a Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) License

Frequently Asked Questions