Food truck open call & application

The Scottsdale Arts invites you to apply to operate your food truck at the 47th annual Scottsdale Arts Festival on March 10-12, 2017. In a community renowned for its devotion to the arts, Scottsdale, Arizona has one arts festival that rises above them all.  After four decades, the Scottsdale Arts Festival, held every March during the height of Scottsdale's tourist season, has established a solid reputation as the premiere arts festival in the Southwest. The Festival draws up to 25,000 visitors during the 3-day weekend and features the work of 170 artists. Voted as one of the top five favorite Arts Festivals by the readers of American Style Magazine and Best Festival by Phoenix New Times, the festival is set among the lush gardens and beautiful public art sculptures on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. The Festival is produced by, and benefits the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Scottsdale Arts Festival has worked with food vendors and food truck owners to provide delicious food service for the Festival and strives to present a gourmet experience for our patrons.

At this time, we are starting with an open application process.  This application does NOT guarantee your participation. The Scottsdale Arts Festival can accommodate up to twelve (12) food trucks depending on overall size and set up specifications.  We offer category exclusivity.  Please include a photo of your setup/truck, sample menu, and electrical needs.  Food trucks will be selected based on a properly filled out application, quality of cuisine, ability to service our patrons. Click here for the application.

Applications Due (no exceptions)     Monday, December 5th 2016 5:00 PM

Notification of Selection                      Friday, December 16th 2016

Initial Deposit Due                               Thursday, January 19th 2016            

Please submit application by one of the following:

  1. Email:
  2. Fax:     Attn: Sai Powers (480) 874-4699
  3. Mail:    Attn: Sai Powers: Scottsdale Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

To learn more about the Scottsdale Arts Festival, please visit our website or contact

Sai Powers (Event Manager) at 480-874-4633 or

Thank you for considering participation in the 2017 Scottsdale Arts Festival.