What is the Nampa Festival of the Arts?

The Nampa Festival of the Arts is a festival that celebrates the creative spirit of our diverse community and expresses different life and cultural heritage through art. The first festival for the Nampa Festival of the Arts began in 1986 at Lakeview Park. The event 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. The Nampa Festival of the Arts 2019 is the 33rd annual arts festival that happened on Saturday and Sunday on the 10th of August, 2019, to 11th of August, 2019. The event was held at the Lakeview Park 1304 7th Street N, Nampa, ID 83687 Hours.


The Parks and Recreation Department offers this event for around 200 artisans that draw in more than 18,000 community members to enjoy this weekend event. You can find various treasures like painting, jewelry, sculpture, whimsical yard art, and others in this festival. You can also find live entertainment, food concessions, and free activities for children, including a kid’s art booth, and will keep the whole family entertained.

The admission and parking for this festival is free and starts from 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. for the safety and consideration of people attending.



If you are an artist and if you are interested in sharing the work with a broad local audience, you could apply to join the festival. You can also use it if you are looking to elevate art from pastime to profession. Looking to promote your art from entertainment to profession? Whether art is your hobby or your job, we invite all artisans to apply. You can start with the application process by downloading an application (PDF) or requesting a hardcopy. Space is awarded to the artists on a first-come, first-served basis.

All items that are presented for sale at the Nampa Festival of the Arts must be created items and handmade from raw and original materials by the artisan. They do not allow Resale items at the festival. Items presented at the Nampa festival must also fit into one of the following categories:

  • Books, as well as
  • Country Crafts, as well as
  • Entertainment, as well as
  • Fine Arts, as well as
  • Jewelry, as well as
  • Old World Art


Nampa Juried Fine Art Show

The artists can enter two or three-dimensional pieces to receive prizes. Pieces will display in each artisan’s booth. The sponsors will provide cash awards for:

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