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Information for Exhibiting Artists

The application for the Spring 2024 Festival has CLOSED

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. 

Spring 2024 Important Dates
October 1, 2023 - Zapplication - CLOSED
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

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

Parking Location Information & Map Spring TFA '24


Apply for a Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) License
Publication AZ TPT 
Frequently Asked Questions


2/2/2024: Booth Numbers & Hotels

2/9/2024: 4 Weeks Out

2/16/2024: 3 Weeks Out

2/27/2024: 10 Days Out: Load-In & Parking Information

3/6/2024: Load-In Tomorrow

Artist Questions? Contact Kim DeMeritt, 



Choice Hotel Sleep Inn

  • Reservation link
    • Group name: 2024 Spring Festival of the Arts
    • Group number: EE23J4
  • 11/30-12/3
  • Book before Feb 22nd
  • $199/night

Vib Tempe

  • - Reservation link 
  • Book by February 7th
  • 3/7-3/11
  • $179/night
  • 511 South Farmer Avenue, Tempe, Arizona 85281

Hampton Inn & Suites Tempe/Phoenix Airport

  • link that offers 15% off the regular rate, it can be used until the end of the event
  • $293/night
  • 1550 S. 52nd Street Tempe, AZ 85281

Residence Inn

Aloft Tempe

  • Reservation Link COMING SOON
  • Book by Feb 6th
  • 3/7-3/10
  • $279 per night
  • 951 East Playa Del Norte Drive Tempe, AZ 85281

Sonesta Select

  • Reservation Link: 24SPRINGFEST
  • 3/7-3/11
  • $199 per night & free parking
  • 601 South Ash Tempe AZ 85281
  • Red Roof PLUS
    • Reservation Link
    • 3/7-3/11
    • Discount of 15% with code VP#628788
    • 2135 West 15TH Street, Tempe AZ