The Tempe Festival of the Arts is back for a weekend of outdoor fun

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TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

For the 49th year, downtown Tempe is hosting the Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts starting Friday, Dec. 1 until Sunday, Dec. 3. Enjoy food, art and live music on Mill Avenue for a weekend of artsy-farsty fun.

New to the festival is the “Unplugged Lounge,” featuring a live session of local guitarists like William Eaton, John Calvert, Stan Sorenson and more.

Admission is free and will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The arts festival draws local and national juried artists along with as many as 225,000 attendees from across the nation. The event is easily accessible via the Valley Metro Light Rail. The award-winning Tempe Festival of the Arts features holiday gift items including handmade art pieces, jewelry, home decor, snacks, food trucks and two local beer and wine gardens.

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