Information for Exhibiting Artists


The application is currently open for the Spring 2022 festival.   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 2021 Upcoming Dates/Deadlines
Application is now closed
Festival load-in December 2, 2021
Festival dates December 3-5, 2021

Spring 2022 Important Dates
Application is now open.   APPLY NOW!
Application closes December 15, 2021
Late application closes December 20, 2021
Festival dates March 25-27, 2022


Artist Resources

Below are resources, communications, maps, links, rules and more.   If you have any questions, let us know!  

Marketing Resources:

Marketing Kit - Fall 2021
Marketing Tips & Best Practices

Previously sent Emails:

Email November 7, 2021
Email November 21, 2021
Email November 23, 2021 - Offsite Parking information

Load-In, Maps & Parking:

Fall 2021 Detailed Booth Map
Load-In Map - Color Coded
Load-In Schedule
Parking Options - Map and descriptions

Rules and Links:

Apply for a Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) License
Publication AZ TPT 
COVID Protocols
Rules for Exhibiting Artists
Category Descriptions
Frequently Asked Questions
Hotels offering discounts - Fall 2021



Artist Questions? Contact Kate Borders,