Phoenix Festival of the Arts accepting artist applications – Foothills Focus

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Updated: September 10, 2022 @ 10:03 am
The Phoenix Festival of the Arts has artist applications open until Wednesday, Aug. 31. (Photo by Fernando Hernandez/Submitted)

The Phoenix Festival of the Arts has artist applications open until Wednesday, Aug. 31. (Photo by Fernando Hernandez/Submitted)
Phoenix Festival of the Arts is looking for local artists to participate in its 10-year anniversary event on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at Margaret T. Hance Park.
The deadline for artists to apply to be a vendor at the 2022 Phoenix Festival of the Arts is Wednesday, Aug. 31. Applications can be submitted on the festival website.
A free annual festival, presented by Phoenix Center for the Arts, this event attracts over 12,000 attendees each year, looking to find unique, one-of-a-kind art. Featuring more than 150 art vendors, live music and local food, this event celebrates local artists and is a community favorite for last minute holiday shopping gifts. Returning this year, the festival will have interactive art, three stages for entertainment, and eats from Valley food trucks.
A Downtown Phoenix signature event, the festival is the place for every local artist and business to connect directly with the community. The festival has interactive art activities and games for kids and adults. 
It has the Phoenix Mural Project, a community art project where community members can paint alongside professional artists as well as a family zone, presented by the Phoenix Center for the Arts Teen Artist Guild.
Phoenix Festival of the Arts is an annual celebration of arts and culture in the Valley of the Sun. The festival serves to stimulate economic and cultural growth, and encourages the entire community to explore artistic, cultural and educational activities surrounding a central theme. Locals and visitors are invited to join in for a weekend-long event full of arts and humanities, entertainment, vendors and local cuisine.
The festival is presented by the Phoenix Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, providing the community with the opportunities to participate in the visual and performing arts through quality programming, events and education for youth and adults. Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to be a facility of and supported by the city of Phoenix parks and recreation department. Phoenix Center for the Arts is supported in part by an award from the Arizona commission on the arts, an agency of the state of Arizona. Partial funding provided by the Phoenix office of arts and culture through appropriations from the Phoenix city council.
Vendor applications can be found at For more information, contact
10th Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts 
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12
WHERE: Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. Third Street, Phoenix 
COST: Free
INFO:, 602-254-3100
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