Information for Exhibiting Artists

Our next festival will take place December 3-5, 2021.   

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 by the end of August.

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 Dates/Deadlines
Application is now closed
Artists invitations sent September 15, 2021
Acceptance/Deposit Deadline October 1, 2021
Booth locations sent October 15, 2021
Final payments due November 1, 2021
Festival load-in December 2, 2021
Festival dates December 3-5, 2021

Spring 2022 Important Dates
Application opens October 1, 2021
Application closes December 31, 2021
Festival dates March 25-27, 2022


Artist Resources


Frequently Asked Questions




Artist Questions? Contact Kate Borders,