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Kids Block- Fall 2022


Kids Block is a hands-on interactive block for young artists that features arts-focused activities and take-away projects by community partners, a youth exhibition featuring over 450 student works from around the Valley – on display and for sale, and a Young Collectors gallery where children can select and purchase their very own piece of art from one of our professional artists at the festival.


Young Artist Exhibition + Competition

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 Fall 2022 Award Winners 

Congratulations to all of our Fall 2022 Festival Young Artist winners and honorees. Make sure to stop by the Young Artist Exhibit + Competition at the Fall Festival to check out all of the work presented by our amazing young artists.


Kids Activities & Activations:

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

  • Be... An Artist Studio - a tiny home painting studio.
  • City of Tempe Arts and Culture - make and take craft.
  • Educating Children Outdoors - nature craft.
  • Puppet Pie - puppet making and popsicle fairy
  • Upcycled City - build a city out of recyclables.

Family Features:

  • Parent's Lounge: Sponsored by Tempe Birth Center - privacy for nursing, changing, an refresh area.
  • 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.