The Tempe Festival of the Arts Offers Fun for the Whole Family

The Tempe Festival of the Arts will be the event to see this March. Admission to the semi-annual festival is free, and it will greet almost 225,000 visitors over the weekend. The event will take place on the weekend of March 23rd, and the doors will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The paintings, photography, ceramics and woodwork of hundreds of artists will be on display. There will be two dozen street performers, and six musicians will perform on two different stages each day.

Kids will love the available interactive programs, and there will be numerous local wineries and distilleries to keep parents entertained. Commemorative glasses and drink glasses from the adult beverage companies will be available for purchase.

The Tempe Festival of the Arts was created 50 years ago as an autumn art show, and it became semi-annual a decade after its creation.

The Tempe Festival of the Arts has become a nationally-renowned festival almost forty-one years later, and it receives hundreds of applications from artists around the continent.

In addition to booth vendors that sell artwork, some booths offer talents like palm reading and face painting.

The festival is continuing its tried and true features, like selling artwork, but coordinators are also introducing new features. There is an Unplugged Lounge, which offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy Southwest acoustic music. In addition to the lounge, there is space — the Songwriter’s Space — for singers and writers to connect with visitors.