Nampa Festival of the Arts

The Nampa Festival of the Arts is a celebration of the creative spirit of our diverse community, expressing unique life and cultural heritage through art. The Nampa Festival of the Arts began in 1986 at Lakeview Park in Nampa. This longstanding event was started by the Nampa Parks and Recreation Department and the Nampa Art Guild to provide an opportunity for local artists to show and sell their art.

Today the Parks and Recreation Department offers this event for approximately 200 artisans that draw in more than 18,000 community members to enjoy this weekend event. With the great variety of art you are sure to find a treasure, whether it is jewelry, painting, sculpture, whimsical yard art or something else. Live entertainment, food concessions, and free activities for children, including a kid's art booth, will keep the whole family entertained.

Event Details

Admission and parking are free, so join us in Lakeview Park on Saturday, August 10th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 11th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the safety and consideration of all visitors, please leave your dogs at home. Assistive animals only.

Apply

Interested in sharing your work with a large local audience? Looking to elevate your art from pastime to profession? Whether art is your hobby or your job, we invite all artisans to apply. Download an application (PDF) or call 208-468-5858 to request a hardcopy. Space is awarded on a first-come, first served basis.

Guidelines

All items presented for sale at the Nampa Festival of the Arts must be originally created items, handmade from raw and original materials by the artisan. No resale items allowed. Items must also fit into one of the following categories:

  • Books
  • Country Crafts
  • Entertainment
  • Fine Arts
  • Jewelry
  • Old World Art

Juried Fine Art Show

Fine artists can enter two or three dimensional pieces to be judged. Pieces will be displayed in each artisan's booth.  Cash awards will be given for:

  • Champion
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Honorable Mention
  • People’s Choice

Support the Festival

The Nampa Festival of the Arts attracts over 18,000 visitors from across the Treasure Valley. We invite the business community to partner with Nampa Parks and Recreation by sponsoring this event. Learn more about sponsorship and vendor opportunities (PDF).