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Friday - Sunday

Young Artist Exhibition + Competition - Spring 2024

The Tempe Festival of the Arts is proud to showcase the spectacular array of K-12 art. Each festival we receive hundreds of pieces of artwork created by talented valley youth who are interested in having their work displayed for a chance to win a cash prize, and for the opportunity to sell their work (please refer to each nameplate to identify which pieces are for sale). You can visit the exhibition near Kids Block, Friday - Sunday at the festival. View the Spring 2024 Award Winners

Click here for the Rules, Requirements and important dates. You are responsible for the review of this information.

Art Pickup

Please email to arrange a pickup time.

Dates: April 1 – 5

Times: 8AM – 5PM

Location: 1 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ, 58281

All art must be picked up by April 5!

Saturday - Sunday

Kids Block - Spring 2024

A hands-on interactive block for young artists and a youth exhibition featuring over 450 student works from around the Valley – on display and for sale. Get your young creatives involved with the festival in a new way with community partners, who will be on-site doing take away projects with young visitors! Youth can start their appreciation for the arts at a young age by visiting Young Collectors on Saturday and Sunday. For just $5 children can begin their art collecting journey by purchasing their very own piece of hand crafted art by one of the professional artists vending at the festival.

Kids Activities & Activations

A full list of activities is coming soon. Kids activities generally include:

  • City of Tempe Arts and Culture - a make and take craft.
  • Puppet Pie - puppet making and cotton candy fairy.
  • Upcycled City - build a city out of recyclables.

Family Features

  • Parent's Lounge: Sponsored by Tempe Birth Center - A place to sit, breastfeed, diaper change or just relax (available all Friday-Sunday).
  • Tables and chairs for taking a breather while the kiddos play

Young Collectors Gallery

Appreciation for art starts at a young age. For just $5 your child can begin their art collecting journey by purchasing their very own piece of art handcrafted by one of the professional artists vending at the festival. Each year, our juried artists have the option to donate a piece to the gallery, offering children the chance to purchase and bring home their very own piece. We encourage young collectors to shop on their own, learning freedom in what they like. Volunteers will be in place to assist your child while they browse and purchase. The Young Collectors section will be open Saturday and Sunday of the festival.