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Call for Artists: Artisan Markets in Arizona

Are you looking to be a part of a community of artists in Arizona? At Artisan Markets, you will become a member of a community that supports your success!  Our events are carefully planned and designed to capitalize on high peak tourism and local loyalty.  We enjoy plenty of foot traffic through our extensive marketing programs and high quality artisans.

Professional, fun and successful
 is our motto.

We've got plenty of events to choose from.  Weekly events to full weekend festivals, we've got something for everyone.  Whether you are out of town or local, we've got something to suit your needs. Events begin October 5, so sign up today and get started with the best art festival in the valley!  


We look forward to seeing your smiling faces in October! 

Audrey Thacker

President | Founder - 

Thursday and Sunday ArtBridge Events


We are a community that has just about everything!  Waterfront views, interesting people, local shopping, works of art, live music and more!  Our weekly events run most Thursdays and Sundays from October through April in a highly visible location designed for your success. 

Thursdays run 5-10 pm and Sundays from 10-4 pm, beginning October 5.  These events attract an average of 1500 visitors each Thursday evening and 3000 visitors each Sunday.   

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and you can apply to participate here:

Scottsdale Fall for the Arts     
The 3nd Annual Scottsdale Fall for the Arts will take place in downtown Scottsdale, November 8-16. 

This year, Fall for the Arts grows from four days to a week-long celebration, featuring 11 individual events and spotlighting the city's vibrant cultural scene, which is brimming with an estimated 100 art galleries, world-class museums and performance spaces, and an award-winning public art program.  The weekend consists of events ranging from art auctions to live paintings to performance arts, and provides an exciting experience for all arts travelers. 

To learn more, visit  
Artisan Markets participation will be held on: November 13-16, 2014, Deadline to apply is October 23, 2014.  Submit your application here: 

Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Take part in Shop Small, a movement to celebrate small business. Get involved in Small Business Saturday, a day to rally people to shop at local businesses.  Last year we enjoyed TV news coverage, coverage in local media sources, as well as the benefit of American Express marketing initiatives.  Average attendance is 3000.  

Saturday, November 29, 11-7 pm- Deadline to apply is November 1, 2014

Live music, over 60 small businesses, visit with Santa, holiday carolers, raffle prizes, and more!

We're Just Getting Started! Sign up for these other events too!  

After Holidays Celebration | December 26-28
One of our most popular events with plenty of visitors.  Average attendance for 3 days is 20,000

5th Ave Arts Festival  December 5-7 AND Feb 13-15
Scottsdale's famed 5th Ave and Artisan Markets have teamed up to bring you 5th Ave Art Festival.  With live music, a beer and wine garden hosted by 5th and Wine, average attendance is 10,000 for the weekend.  

Canal Convergence  | February 26-March 1
Partnered with Scottsdale Public Art and SRP, this event is filled with public art displays, interactive art projects, and more.  Average attendance is 30-40,000. 
Got Questions?  Email or call 602.687.7495


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Comment by Brian Billings on September 18, 2014 at 12:02pm

The lady that puts this on is great and it's a well organized show. It's a small show that's every Thursday and Sunday, so they mainly target tourists. That said, I have heard from those that sell small items like jewelry, etc. do pretty well. Not good for fine art on Sunday's. Thursdays however you may have better luck as it is Scottsdale's art walk and you may attract those people. The larger shows she puts on are usually the same weekend as art fest and Tempe, I don't think it's a good idea to try to compete with them. 

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