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 North Granite Reef Road Scottsdale, AZ 85257


Monday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - noon
Sunday Closed
City Holiday Schedule

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.

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 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 logo

Event Sponsors

lovin life after 50 logo
rosarium health logo
image of mcdowell village senior living logo

Welcome to McDowell Village, conveniently located in South Scottsdale, adjacent to the Granite Reef Senior Center. Here, local seniors have access to high-quality Independent Living and Assisted Living services. In fact, because of our trained staff and customized care, McDowell Village was recently ranked “Best Independent Living” and “Best Assisted Living” by U.S. News and World Report.

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