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January 27, 2024

The Gold Canyon Arts Festival is a much-anticipated community celebration produced each year by the all-volunteer Gold Canyon Arts Council.  It is a one-day event featuring a juried art show, musical groups performing throughout the day and a variety of food vendors.  Last year, over five thousand people attended to peruse the art work of 85 artists and to listen to five musical groups. Many participating artists say this is the best one day art show held in the state.

The Festival will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, on the grounds of the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church at 6640 S. King’s Ranch Rd. in Gold Canyon (see map below).  The Festival opens at 9:00 AM and runs to 4:00 PM.  Admission and parking are free. 

Festival attendees receive a program at the entry gates with a list of exhibiting artists, their specialty and their booth number and an agenda for the musical performances.

For the 23nd Annual
Saturday, January 27, 2024

General Information

The Gold Canyon Arts Festival is a 1-day event held on the 4th Saturday of January each year.  Many of our participating artists call our Festival the best 1-day show in the state based on turnout and sales.  The sponsor of the event is the Gold Canyon Arts Council in co-operation with the Artists of the Superstitions. This year’s Festival will again be held on the grounds of the United Methodist Church at 6640 S. King’s Ranch Rd. in Gold Canyon, AZ  85118.

This venue offers good parking and drive-by visibility. Typically, 85-90 artists are accepted to show their work. Previous year’s attendance was about 4,000 during the festival hours of 9 AM to 4 PM.  Reserved artist spaces are 10 ft. X 10 ft. (tents are encouraged but not required). Your cost is a $25.00 non-refundable Application fee and, if selected by the jury, a $125.00 Artist fee, plus the contribution of a piece of your art to support the Gold Canyon Arts Council’s Arts Education programs.

Artist Hospitality volunteers are available to help you find your assigned space and “tent sit” during the day to allow you to take breaks.  Restrooms are available inside the church.  The Festival also features food vendors and musical entertainment throughout the day.

All artists will be juried into the show.


Your submitted work will be juried in one of the following categories:

  • Clay art

  • Glass art

  • Jewelry

  • Metalwork art

  • Natural products (e.g., gourds, seeds)

  • Other

  • Painting/ Drawing

  • Photographic art

  • Wood art


You may submit applications in up to two categories, but you may sell your work only in the categories approved by the jury. No brokered/factory produced or imported items are allowed.


Applications will be accepted beginning May 1, 2023 and the deadline is: November 11, 2023. Notification of acceptance will be on or about November 22, 2023. Applications must be submitted through the ZAPP website –

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