Scottsdale Art Festival
Since 1971, the Scottsdale Arts Festival has established a solid reputation as one of the
premiere arts festivals in the country. Held every March during the height of Scottsdale's tourist
season, the Festival draws 40,000 visitors in a single three-day weekend. Scottsdale's oldest arts festival,
it remains a popular favorite among visitors and artists. Proceeds from the Festival help support the Scottsdale
Center for the Performing Arts' arts education and community outreach programs.
The Festival is known for the high quality and variety of arts and fine crafts available, as well as the continuous
presentations, performances and demonstrations that take place throughout the weekend. Set among the lush gardens and
beautiful public art sculptures covering eight acres on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall in downtown Scottsdale,
the Festival is a fabulous way to spend an afternoon strolling among exhibitors, visiting with artists and enjoying live performances.
The Scottsdale Arts Festival spans the 21-acre Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, located in Old Town
Scottsdale adjacent to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
The Festival is known for the high quality and variety of arts and fine crafts