Arts & Crafts Fair

Arts and Crafts Fair will be Saturday, Nov. 2, 2024. Applications will be available on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2024. If you have any questions, please email Kevin Herrick.

Event Details:

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2024

Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 N Granite Reef Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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 35 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 34th annual Arts & Crafts Fair drew over 3,500 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 2023 vendor application is now available! Print and submit your application for review. Once approved, you will be contacted by senior center staff. 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 480-312-1719 or email Kevin Herrick, [email protected].

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 Jessica Rapp at [email protected] or 480-312-1735. With approximately 3,500 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.

Title Sponsor:

McDowell Village Senior Living

Event Sponsors:

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Human Services Logo

Title Sponsor:

McDowell Village 

Senior Centers

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

Ana Valadez
Recreation Leader Senior 
P: 480-312-5816
[email protected]

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

Kevin Herrick
Recreation Leader Senior 
P: 480-312-1719
[email protected]

Other Information:

Community Services Rates and Fees (PDF)

Senior Center Irrigation Usage Graph

Eugenio Muñoz-Villafañe 

Human Services Manager 
P: 480-312-1733

[email protected]

Jennifer Murphy

Human Services Center Supervisor 

P: 480-312-1718

[email protected]

Jessica Rapp
Community Services Operations Supervisor 
P: 480-312-1735
[email protected]