(For complete Rules & Guidelines, Download 2015AAITA_ArtistApplication350 )

Eligibility & Tribal Verification: This show is by invitation only and is open to artists who can provide proof of enrollment in one of the 22 recognized tribes of the State of Arizona. All artists applying will be required to submit verification of tribal affiliation. In addition, preference will be given to artists that currently reside on an Arizona Indian Reservation or reside in the State of Arizona or is from a Recognized Tribe in Arizona.

Booth Fee: Single booth fee is $350.

Hallmark: The artist mark to appear on his/her workmanship is required on the application form.

Artists Selection: A selection committee will oversee the selection process based on medium, and in some cases, date and time of the application was received. Since the committee’s goal is to showcase all AZ Native Nations, a lottery system will be used to select artists from each Nation. You will be notified of your selection within five days of the deadline.

Deadline: All applications will be screened based on tribal affiliation. The application will be accepted on a 1st come, 1st serve basis.

Originality: All work displayed must be designed and created by the exhibitor. All work must be handmade. American Indian guilds, associations or cooperatives, recognized as 501(c)3, not for profit organizations may exhibit and sell.

Photos: All applicants need to submit at least 5-7 photos of their art works along with the application. (Photos need to accompany the application. Do not reference websites.)

Payments: Only money orders, cashier checks or cash will be accepted. No personal or company checks. Make all payments to:

Arizona American Indian Tourism Association
C/O Dorothy Gishie, 2717 N. Steves Blvd. Suite 11, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone: 928-606-1941

Cancellation Policy & Rights Reserved: Once an artist has been confirmed, there will be no refunds due to cancellations for any reason. The festival committee reserves the right to assign artist locations in the best interest of the Festival and reassign booths due to artist cancellations or no-show. No-shows are those artists who have not set up their assigned booths by opening times each day. Festival hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.

Altercations: An artist or performer who is involved in any verbal or physical altercations will be immediately removed from the Festival site along with their art and not permitted to return. No refunds will be made.

Location & Temperature: This open air Festival is held on the grounds of the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Temperatures range from 70 degrees in the daytime to 45 degrees at night. A jacket or coat is advisable to have on hand.


Regulations: Artists participating in the Festival must be in compliance with the Indian Arts and Crafts Acts of 1990, a truth-in-advertising law that protects the customers, American Indian artist, craftspeople, businesses, and tribes. All artists are required to sell their own work and items displayed must be properly identified in accordance with Festival Rules and Standards.

Booth Space: Booths are covered and are furnished with an 8 foot table and 2 chairs. Early Check-in: Artists are encouraged to stop at Artist Check-in on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 12 noon to 6pm.

Booth Occupancy: All confirmed artists must be present during Festival hours. No more than two exhibitors per booth. If you sell out before the end of the Festival, please notify the Arts and Crafts committee who will be located at the information booth.

Fulfillment of orders: Any artist who does not fulfill prepaid orders by customers on a timely basis risks not being invited to future events.

Sales Tax: Each artist is responsible to register with City of Scottsdale ( and State of Arizona Revenue Departments ( All Artists must collect report and pay appropriate city, county and state sales tax for all items sold at the Festival.

Badges: Artists must wear their Arizona Indian Festival badge at all times during the Festival.

Security and Waiver: Artists are responsible for their art and booth during the Festival. Security will be provided beginning Thursday at 8am through Saturday until 7 pm, including overnight on Thursday and Friday. The 2015 Arizona Indian Festival, its agents, employees or volunteers are not responsible for loss, damage, vandalism, casualty, injury or theft. No alcohol, illicit drugs or firearms are allowed on the Festival grounds. Artists will need to pack up and out of the Festival grounds by 8:30 Saturday, January 31, 2015. A major concert will take place in close proximity to the Festival Saturday evening starting at 9:00pm.

Pets Prohibited: No pets allowed on the Arizona Indian Festival grounds, except dogs assisting visually handicapped persons. Artists bringing pets will be asked to leave the grounds and forfeit their booth space.

Parking: Artists must park in the available parking lot. There will not be designated parking on Thursday and Friday due to the work days. There will be more parking available early in the morning on Saturday on a first come first serve basis.

(For complete Rules & Guidelines, Download  2015AAITA_ArtistApplication350 )