Tempe Festival of the Arts has a 50+ year history in Tempe and takes place in early December and late March each year. It is one of the oldest festivals in the Southwest. The festival has grown to become a Tempe point of pride and a favorite of our residents and visitors. Guests enjoy artists from around the country, local music, a Kids Block and many great food options - all located on the streets of historic Mill Avenue.
The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a well-loved community event that showcases over 350 artists from around the country. This urban fine art festival features visual artists from around the country. Interested in joining us? The application is now closed for the Fall 2022 festival, but check back in October when we open the application for Spring 2023.
The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine and has received the prestigious Pinnacle Award from the International Festival and Events Association. The spring and fall events each attract nearly 225,000 visitors to the Downtown Tempe over the course of a 3-day weekend.
December 2-4, 2022
10a - 5:30p • Free Admission
Artist Booths • Food Trucks
Entertainment • Beer & Wine