Arts & Crafts Fair
DateSaturday, November 16 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
About the Fair
The tradition began in 1983 at the Civic Center Senior Center, which was the City of Scottsdale's original senior center in downtown Scottsdale. At the time, the purpose of the event was to provide an opportunity for local seniors who were taking art classes at the relatively new facility to showcase their artwork. Over the past 29 years the fair has evolved into a large community event, with over 150 art vendors who sell a wide range of original artwork, jewelry, photography, glass and iron work, clothing and much more. The combination of high quality original art and hand-made crafts make the Arts & Crafts Fair a terrific shopping experience where gems await around every corner. The event features artwork for any budget, with treasures available for as little as $1.
Although the main focus of our fair continues to be great, well priced art, a variety of other activities and entertainment make the event a phenomenal family affair. This year's event will feature a terrific line-up of local acoustic jazz entertainment, art demonstrations, food and free children's art activities. The 29th annual Arts & Crafts Fair drew over 5,500 attendees.
Take the Trolley and forget about finding a parking spot. The Granite Reef Senior Center is conveniently located along Scottsdale's Neighborhood Trolley route. Connect to the route through any of Scottsdale's Trolley options or Tempe Orbit.
Featured Artist - Cheyenne l rouse
Cheyenne is a self-taught photographer and has been shooting professionally since 1989. From '89 - '03 she shot adventure sports stock photographs that have been published worldwide in ad campaigns, magazines and books. Her impressive list of clients includes Sunset Magazine, Subaru Drive Magazine, Outdoor Research Gear, Tamron USA, the U.S. Postal Service, Outdoor Photographer Magazine and much more. Cheyenne is also a published author, having written several books and monthly columns for national magazines.
We will be raffling off an original signed numbered piece at this year's Arts & Crafts Fair.
Are you interested in becoming a vendor at the Senior Arts & Crafts show? Vendor applications for the 2013 Arts & Crafts Fair are now available! Get yours in quick, as space is at a premium for this signature event.
2013 Arts & Crafts Fair Art Vendor Application (pdf/206kb/4pp)
Don't forget to visit the City of Scottsdale's tax & license website for detailed information on becoming a special event vendor within the City of Scottsdale. You can visit the Arizona Department of Revenue website for detailed information about state sales tax requirements.
Commercial vendors are responsible for applying for appropriate tax licenses and remitting any city, state or other applicable sales tax.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the Arts & Crafts Fair, contact Nick Molinari at email@example.com or (480) 312-1733. With approximately 5,500 attendees, the event is a great opportunity to connect your business with a high volume of local residents. We utilize a comprehensive network of marketing tools to effectively advertise the event. Contact us today to see how a sponsorship might benefit you.
Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 North Granite Reef Road (Granite Reef and McDowell)
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Nick Molinari, Recreation Supervisor
Phone: (480) 312-1733