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Spring 2012 Tempe Festival of the Arts

March 30, 2012 - April 1, 2012


The Spring 2012 Tempe Festival of the Arts will take place Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. to dusk at Mill Avenue District in downtown Tempe.

Photo Credit: Tim Trumble

The festival is comprised of 350 artists sorted into 18 varied categories such as mixed media, clay, digital art, glass, metal, and cottage edibles and crafts.

From candles made of beeswax, hand crafted wine bottle corks, to elegant paintings and wood fired furniture- the Festival of the Arts has something for everyone, thus explaining why the average attendance for the weekend is over 250,000 people. Visitors to the festival don’t just travel to purchase the art however; they also come for the food and entertainment. The festival features a wine and beer garden, and a food court featuring treats such as Indian fry bread, Hawaiian noodles, kennel corn, frozen yogurt, chocolate covered strawberries, and meats fresh off the grill. The entertainment is also rare to disappoint with Indian flute players, clowns, guitar players, stilt walkers, and singers that keep the day lively.

This season’s featured is artist is Robert Gertz, a photographer who discovered his passion for the craft through exploration of different film mediums. He is locally based out of Scottsdale, Arizona.

For more information visit tempefestivalofthearts.com.


March 30, 2012
April 1, 2012
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Mill Avenue District
S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281 United States
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