The Tempe Festival of the Arts accepts artists’ applications exclusively through Zapplication (www.zapplication.org). 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.
Spring 2023 Important Dates October 1, 2022 - Zapplication opens
December 20, 2022 - Zapplication closes January 5, 2023 - Notice of Acceptance January 21, 2023 - Deadline to confirm and purchase booth January 31, 2023 - Notice of Booth location February 28, 2023 - First cancellation deadline March 15, 2023 - Final cancellation deadline March 30, 2023 - Set up day March 31 - April 2, 2023 - Show dates
Below are resources for artists. These are updated regularly, so check back often. If you have any questions, let us know!