This is another great FREE Festival!
The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a must-see event. It 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.
Make time in your weekend to visit this twice a year Free event. One of the most prestigious and anticipated open-air art events in the Southwest— the Tempe Festival of the Arts has set a standard for quality and variety for over 50 years. The event has become an attraction beyond the art community, with a loyal following for its featured programming that includes a local and regional entertainment lineup, special exhibitions, a food and snack playground, beer and wine gardens, chalk art, kids programming and more! This art festival transforms the already charming Downtown Tempe into a three-day celebration of art and community. Participating artists are selected by a rigorous jury process and exhibit a range of work, including painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, glass, fiber, wood, photography, mixed media and more. This urban fine art festival 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 Block section including a K-12 Exhibition, wine + spirits tasting and many other features that make it a festival for the entire family. So Grab the kids and make it a day.
The Fall 2020 festival app will open on June 1st. So if you are an artsy kinda person, this show may be for you. Consider sharing your treasures.
March 27 – March 29, 2020
10am – 5:30pm • Free Admission
Live Music • Street Performers
Beer & Wine Gardens • Food Trucks