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Nampa Festival of 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 & Recreation Department and the Nampa Art Guild to provide opportunity for local artists to show and sell their art.

Today the Parks & 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.

Admission and parking are free, so join us in Lakeview Park on Saturday, August 11th from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, August 12th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For the safety and consideration of all visitors, please leave your dogs at home. Assistive animals only.

Festival Map

Artisan List

Entertainment Schedule

Nampa Festival of Arts Artist

Contact Us

For more information about the festival, hosting an artisan booth or performing in the festival, please contact the Recreation Department at (208) 468-5858

Nampa Festival of Arts Artist
Time & Place

Nampa Festival of the Arts
Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lakeview Park

Artisan Information

Nampa Festival of Arts

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.


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:

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


Download an application here or call to request a hardcopy. Space is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Juried Fine Art Show

Juried Fine Art Show

Held in the rose garden, fine artists can enter two or three dimensional pieces to be judged. Cash awards will be given for Champion, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention and People’s Choice. Juried Art Show Prospectus

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. Click here to learn more about sponsorship and vendor opportunities.

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