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 Fall 2020 festival is currently closed, but the Spring 2021 application will open November 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. 


Fall 2020 Festival Information

NOTE - due to the cancelation of the Spring 2020 festival, approximately 250 artists that were confirmed for that show elected to move their booth fees forward to the Fall festival.  Therefore there are around 120 booths available to newly applying artists.  Many excellent booth locations remain.  

The payment schedule has been extended as late as possible, the dates below are for this festival only.   Future festivals will have earlier payment dates.  

Fall 2020 Important Dates
Application closes September 15, 2020
Notification of invitations September 23, 2020
Deadline to confirm/pay deposit October 2, 2020
Booth locations sent October 30, 2020
Final payments due November 13, 2020
Load in December 3, 2020
Festival December 4-6, 2020


Artist Resources

Frequently Asked Questions
DRAFT Fall 2020 Booth Map



Downtown Tempe Accommodations

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