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Information for Exhibiting Artists

APPLY NOW for the Fall 2023 festival.   The application closes August 15th.  

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 opens - APPLY NOW
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

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


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

Artist Questions? Contact Kim DeMeritt, 


These will be updated over the summer months.