Surveyed results show an average of $1.6 million in festival sales
Promotion of event to art-buying public in newspapers, lifestyle magazines, radio, television, direct mail, online, news releases, and social media valued at $325,000
Featured Artist and Artists Awards valued at $5,000
Application/Jury Fee $35; $460 basic booth fee + $75 mandatory City sales tax/business license fee ($535 basic total) with value added fees based on zone location, single, double, corner, space behind, and electric preferences
Artist amenities include booth sitting, mobile hospitality cart serving water throughout the day, hospitality lounge with complimentary coffee, soda, water and snacks; large-art delivery assistance program; and, 24-hour security patrol
New quality control program to enforce no buy/sell policy
The Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts is among the oldest, largest, and best-loved traditions in the Desert Southwest. Held over a 3-day weekend, more than 225,000 visitors shop from the Valley's best selection of fine art and craft, from more than 350 artists, coming from throughout North America. The Festival occurs in a festive street fair atmosphere in the Mill Avenue District of downtown Tempe, Arizona. Now in its 36th year, the Spring Festival has been named the Best Event in Arizona by the International Festival and Events Association, and received an Award of Merit from the International Downtown Association.
This juried show does not admit buy-sell artists, and promotes original art with all artists on site to engage visitors. The event is held semi-annually, taking advantage of the last of "snow bird" high season in Arizona. One third of the Festival's visitors come from outside Phoenix and outside Arizona.
It's fun for the whole family, too, with more than two dozen street entertainers located throughout the site, Kids Innovation Station where children make visual art they can take home free, the Arizona Wine Festival wine tasting gardens, The Art of Beer microbrewery gardens, and the Festival Stage featuring daily musical entertainment.