The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 200 art festivals 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 Mill Avenue District over the course of a 3-day weekend.
Quality independent artists are fundamental to the success of the event. Each Festival receives more than 700 applications from throughout North America, in 16 different visual arts categories that range from wood to photography to ceramics, wearable art, jewelry and other categories. From these applicants, a jury comprised of members of the local art community ranks the top artisans in each category to participate in the Festival, and the highest ranking artists receive invitations to participate. During the Festival, a new jury selects the best overall artist and the top artist in each category and these winners receive cash honoraria awards.
Sunday, Dec 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Monday, Jan 24, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. Mountain Time
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR