Due to the continued unknowns and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Scottsdale Arts has made the difficult decision to not proceed with the 2021 Scottsdale Arts Festival scheduled for March 12–14, 2021. The safety of our community, staff, volunteers, and the 150+ artists traveling here from all over the United States is of utmost importance. This Scottsdale Arts Festival is a long running, treasured Scottsdale event and would have celebrated 51 years in 2021. The decision to cancel the event for a second year in a row was heart breaking for our organization and the artists who would have participated. We are grateful for the sponsors that committed to the event and continue to support Scottsdale Arts. 

We look forward to providing creative, engaging programs and events for our community and will continue to do so in a safe, responsible manner as we move forward through the COVID-19 pandemic this spring and into the future. We hope you take an opportunity to support the artists by visiting their websites and consider purchasing from them directly. The Scottsdale Arts Festival is a major fundraiser for Scottsdale Arts and supports its diverse programming, events, and education programs throughout the year. If you are interested in supporting Scottsdale Arts, please consider becoming a ONE Member to take advantage of all the perks membership has to offer. 

We appreciate your continued support and patronage and hope to see you soon!

Jamie Prins

Scottsdale Arts Festival Director