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Information for Exhibiting Artists


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 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

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 Kate Borders,