Join the fun and events at the 40th Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival in Arizona
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
No tacky crafts here! You won’t find macramé or tie-dyed T-shirts at the chic, sleek Scottsdale Arts Festival showcasing 200 jury-selected artists, who arrive from all over the country to share their wares with over 40,000 visitors. This three-day festival (consistently ranked among the top art festivals in the United States), features artist demonstrations, delicious cuisine, wine-tastings, events, and entertainment, including top bands from Arizona. Art and craft lovers have been flocking to this Arizona event since 1971, making it Scottsdale’s oldest arts festival.
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
The activities take place on Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, a lush terrain of colorful flowers and tranquil fountains, where visitors stroll among booths and tents that display paintings, ceramics, art glass, fine handcrafted jewelry, mixed media works, and much more. Be sure to bring your wide-brimmed sun hat and sport your walking shoes.
Works of art are available for purchase directly from the artists and from the Scottsdale Arts Festival’s online art auction.
More Things To Do on Your Vacation
With admission to the festival, you can visit the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) for free, which features the exhibitions Rewind Remix Replay: Design, Music & Everyday Experience and Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration
Nearby restaurants in the heart of downtown Scottsdale provide a perfect place to relax and have dinner after the festival. Favorite, nearby, local hot spots include:
Italian: Buca di Beppo; Steak: Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse & Bar; Seafood: Wildfish Seafood Grill; and Asian: Samurai Cowboy
Admission to the festival: Tickets are $7
$5 for students | Free for children 12 and under
Free for members of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and SMoCA
Two-day pass (any two days): $10
For tickets, contact Patron Services Box Office at 480-994-ARTS (2787) ext. 2
or you may purchase tickets at the festival
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