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Arts & Crafts Fair


Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. - 3 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 33 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 33rd annual Arts & Crafts Fair drew over 4,500 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.

Vendor Opportunities:

Are you interested in becoming a vendor at this year's Arts & Crafts Fair? The 2017 vendor application is now available. Space in the event is limited and vendor opportunities are available exclusively to those who sell art and/or handmade items. If you have questions or need additional information, contact the front desk at 480-312-1700 or email April Slater,

Click here to access the 2017 vendor application (PDF)

Don't forget to visit the Arizona Department of Revenue website for detailed information on becoming a special event vendor within the City of Scottsdale, as well as state sales tax requirements.

Commercial vendors are responsible for applying for appropriate tax licenses and remitting any city, state or other applicable sales tax.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the Arts & Crafts Fair, contact Kevin McKee at or 480-312-1733. With approximately 4,500 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.

Event Location:

Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 N. Granite Reef Road (Granite Reef and McDowell)
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Title Sponsor:

McDowell Village Logo - New 



Event Sponsors:
Lovin' Life After 50 logo        Scottsdale Village Square               Scottsdale Airpark News
       Andara Senior Lifestyle Community 
 Nearby News    The Springs of Scottsdale Logo 2015    A-AAA Key Mini Storage Logo 2015   Cypress HomeCare Solutions



Senior Centers

Granite Reef Senior Center 
1700 North Granite Reef Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257 
P: 480-312-1700 

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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Via Linda Senior Center 

10440 East Via Linda 
Scottsdale, AZ 85258 
P: 480-312-5810

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Friday & Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.