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 and Recreation Department and the Nampa Art Guild to provide an opportunity for local artists to show and sell their art.
Today the Parks and 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.