Tempe Festival of the Arts



The Tempe festicval of the arts is not an ASU event but sometimes our students participate in demonstrations, exhibitiong work or engaging with the community in any number of ways. The TFotA also accepts applications for particpation which is open to everyone.


The Tempe Festival of the Arts is an urban fine art festival that features visual artists from around the country.  In addition, a section of the festival is dedicated to Cottage Arts, such as handmade seasonings, soaps, candles and sauces.  There are two stages with live music all three days, a kids interactive area, a wine tasting event and many other features that make it a festival for the entire family.






Blurb #1

"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." - 102.5 KNIX


Blurb #2

"Sometimes the bustling streets of Downtown Tempe are filled with more than just students rushing to class or their favorite party destination. Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts is one of those times. More than 400 artist booths line the streets. Meet the makers and absorb the art — from painting, ceramics, and jewelry to photography. The event also features art-making activities for kids, and live musical entertainment." --- New Times, Amy Young


Blurb #3

"Every year, twice per year, downtown Tempe, Arizona is transformed for the Tempe Festival of the Arts. The city streets near Arizona State University in the downtown business district of the City of Tempe are closed to vehicular traffic. Artists begin setting up their tents. People with all kinds of crafts and products do the same. Food and commercial vendors begin laying out their booths. Musicians check out the equipment at the various entertainment areas." --- Trip Savy


Blurb #4

"While the Tempe Festival of the Arts focuses on visual art and the artists who create it, there also is a wide variety of other activities for guests to enjoy. In addition to the festival stage, kid-friendly street performers, food and beverage vendors, chalk art, sponsor exhibits, and entertainment booths are set up for the amusement of Festival visitors." - Visit Phoenix


Blurb #5

"Downtown Tempe will be filled with as many as 350 artist booths displaying unique, hand-made artwork ranging from photography, to sculpture to jewelry and everything in between." - Tempe Tourism Office


Blurb #6

"Tempe Festival of the Arts is an admission FREE festival in the heart of Tempe. Recognized on a national level, this arts festival brings annual traditions as well as new activations loyalist and newcomers alike will love. Whether you’re shopping for new art pieces, feeding your inner foodie, looking to sip local or have a family outing #TempeArtFest has it all.


Blurb #7

Meet and shop art from artists who have traveled from around the country for this festival showing off their original works including; glass, paintings, sculpture, photography, hand-crafted jewelry and more making up a total of 17 categories. If you’re on the #supportlocal mission stop by 6th + Mill Makers. Curated by local artists, you can shop your favorite and up-and-coming artists and makers from around the Valley." --- AZFoodie





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