The application for the Spring 2024 Festival is open - APPLY NOW!
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 2023 Important Dates May 15, 2023 - Zapplication open August 15, 2023 - Zapplication closes September 8, 2023 - Notice of Acceptance September 29, 2023 - Deadline to confirm and purchase booth October 16, 2023 - Notice of Booth location October 31, 2023 - First cancellation deadline November 15, 2023 - Final cancellation deadline November 30, 2023 - Set up day December 1-3, 2023 - Show dates
Spring 2024 Important Dates October 1, 2023 - Zapplication open - APPLY NOW
December 15, 2023 - Zapplication closes
January 10, 2024- Notice of Acceptance
January 22, 2024- Deadline to confirm and purchase booth
February 2, 2024- Notice of Booth location
February 9, 2024- First cancellation deadline
February 21, 2024 - Final cancellation deadline
March 7, 2024 - Set up day
March 8 – 10, 2024 - Show dates
Below are resources for artists. These are updated regularly, so check back often. If you have any questions, let us know!