Tucson Folk Festival
Elise Grecco Marketplace
Artisan & Craft Artists, Food Trucks, Exhibitors, Non-Profits
2022 Food Vendors
- 3 Margaritas Kitchen – Fresh Mexican Food
- Mobile Food Concepts – Salads, Sandwiches, American & Greek
- Ricuras de Venezuela – Original and Authentic Venezuelan Food
- Greater Faith Word Church International – BBQ
- Bombshell Sweets – Cotton Candy and Shaved Ice
- The Lemon – Fresh squeezed lemonade and iced coffee
- Hot Pops – Kettle Corn
2022 Artisan Vendors
Lisa Eve Costanza
Lisa Eve Costanza Fine Art
I primarily paint with Watercolor. And on occasion, with Oil Paints. Each painting I create holds its own story, its own journey. I love to paint & watch each character develop, come to life…. and then share that with others.
Coy Creative LLC
Coy Creative makes unique, high quality, handcrafted polymer clay jewelry that is inspired by the Sonoran Desert, retro styles, and oddities. Each design is created to make the wearer feel like their best, most confident, selves.
Leander D’Ambrosia Jewelry
Handcrafted 3 micron 18k gold and silver rhodium plated jewelry
Leander D’Ambrosia is a contemporary jewellery and accessories brand designed to accompany you through the colourful, spirited adventure of life. Our pieces are thoughtfully created by me with wearability and comfort in mind for bodies and beauties of all shapes and sizes. Our modern-meets-rustic accessories and jewellery are designed for those who wish to embrace their own uniqueness and dare to create their own one-of-a-kind style.
Art by Bronwyn
My art style is whimsical and colorful. I don’t create hyper realistic paintings by any means, but they are joyful and full of life. Customers who identify with my work generally range from young children to young adults.
Life Along the Streetcar
Podcast / Book / Art
Tom Heath has collected some of his most insightful interviews into a carefully curated collection entitled “My Life Along The Streetcar”. You will learn about Downtown Tucson’s hidden gems and enjoy our wonderful photography and storytelling!
Designs by NavajoAndy
Handmade Silver Jewelry.
Clear Sky Designs
I sell handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry, keychains, suncatchers and magnets made by me. I also sell tumbled gemstones, little boxes for jewelry and jewelry pouches.
I sell handmade Day of the Dead Jewelry. It is a tribute to the Mexican Culture in Tucson.
Each piece is made using copper and brass parts. The first step in this process is intricately cutting and drilling the parts to size. The pieces are then soldered together using a handheld torch and flux. Finally, they are sprayed with a clear enamel finish or naturally will patina.
Deborah Van Sant
The Phabric Pharmacy
Fiber/Textiles, Cotton, Batik, Handmade, Home/Decor, Gifts
The collection features handmade 100% Cotton fabric table runners, wall hangings, repurposed vintage fabric decor, baby/lap quilts, pillows, baskets, crayon totes and ornaments. Everything is designed and created with 100% cotton fabric sewn on a 1975 Sears Kenmore and/or Quilted on a 2012 Gammill Statler Longarm. The ornaments are the single exception and are created from the pods of the Australian Bottle Tree, sourced in Tucson and surrounding communities, and filled with fabric to resemble a quilter’s “fat quarter”. The Phabric Pharmacy motto is “We are not covered by your insurance, but we are guaranteed to make you feel good!”
Jorge & Lynn Vasco
Andina Music and Hand Crafts
Beautiful, unique, soothing, affordable, ahhhh!
Jorge Vasco performs live “music of the Andes”. His pan flute music is easy listening, a delight to the ears and the mind. Jorge also makes many types of flutes from bamboo and other wood. Jorge and Lynn started designing their own line of ecological cotton out of frustration with all the unflattering styles. Our bundles of cotton arrive, we use a loom to make our material. Together we design styles that “fit and flatter” for slender, curvy and fuller figures. Our collection is timeless in style and ageless for the wearer. Every detail, cut, slit, and design feature make you look and feel it was designed just for you and your comfort. Per-shrunk, washer, no iron.
Ute Vaughn Artist
My passion for art, color and life is expressed in my vibrant paintings, which are often inspired by true animals, nature, experiences, symbols and the mystical. My favorite mediums are watercolor, for the flow and translucency, and acrylic for the versatility and texture.
My main desire in all my paintings is to inspire, spark curiosity, or touch the heart.
I photograph the night sky, mostly the Milky Way with unique foreground scenery. All photos are printed on metal (aluminum). I feature the night sky in the American Southwest—a series of long exposures taken at night in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and California. Photographing the night sky is a passion I just can’t get enough of and I have been photographing scenery of this kind since 2016. Being out at night (mostly by myself) is incredible—sometimes fun, cold, scary, exciting; always inspiring.
Light of Mine Candle Supply
Light of Mine Candle Supply is black-owned, female-owned and based in Tucson, Arizona. We make artisanal, luxury candles sourced from sustainable and organic coconut wax. They are hand-poured with love and our fragrances are free from carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxins, organ toxins and acute toxins – plus we use FSC-certified wooden wicks made from responsibly-managed forests.
Kathy Zimmerman Photography
Travel photography and jewelry
I am passionate about photography. As I travel, I am amazed of how beautiful & magical each part of the world has to offer, from big cities to urban detail, back roads & alleys there is beauty. These images can grace your walls in metal, photographic paper or as a piece of wearable art.
- Arizona Senior Academy
- Bookmans Entertainment Exchange
- City Psalms
- Comic Bookmobile
- Hot Rods for Hunger/Food Bank
- JamPak Blues ‘N’ Grass Neighborhood Band
- Lifetime of Listening Project
- Pleasurebent Tours
- Renewal By Andersen
- WoodSongs Coffeehouse Tucson
APPLY TO BE A FESTIVAL VENDOR
VENDOR-EXHIBITOR APPLICATIONS CLOSED MARCH 1, 2022
37th Annual Tucson Folk Festival
April 2-3, 2022
Located in Downtown Tucson on the streets surrounding Jacome Plaza
101 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Saturday April 2, 12 PM – 9 PM
Sunday April 3, 11 AM – 8 PM
Vendors need to be open: 12 PM – 7 PM on Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM on Sunday
Vendor Questions can be directed to (520) 240-2766, email@example.com
Thank you for your interest in participating in our celebration of our 37th Annual Tucson Folk Festival to be held on April 1-3, 2022!
The Tucson Folk Festival returns to Downtown Tucson for our 37th annual festival. The 2022 festival will feature five stages of live music and over 100 acts in the streets surrounding Jacome Plaza! Vendors/Exhibitors will be prominently stationed in the Elise Grecco Marketplace, named in the memory of one our longtime contributors, Elise Grecco, along Church Avenue from Pennington Street to Alameda Street. We are always looking for new ways to increase vendor/exhibitor business and exposure, and this will be a central thoroughfare in the middle of the festival this year. We are committed to making your experience at our festival fun AND profitable at the same time!
We are excited to be partnering with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) this year who will be coordinating onsite production, staffing, and vendor management for the festival. All questions can be directed to SAACA. Please submit a completed Vendor/Exhibitor Application online at the links above, along with your required documentation and payment. Food vendors and exhibitors will be invoiced separately after acceptance into the festival.
Throughout this festival season, you can visit our website and sign up for our email list to stay up to date on festival news. Feel free to contact SAACA with any questions. Your support truly enhances the Tucson Folk Festival experience for all!
Questions can be directed to SAACA at (520) 240-2766, firstname.lastname@example.org
Artisan and Craft Artist Application (Max of 30 spaces)
DOWNLOAD THE CRAFT AND ARTISAN VENDOR APPLICATION HERE
$225 – SINGLE – STANDARD – 10’ x 10’ single-artist booth space
$425 – DOUBLE – STANDARD – 10’ x 20’ artist booth space
Food Vendor Application (Max of 12 spaces)
DOWNLOAD THE FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION HERE
$350 Regular Space (10’ x 20)
$500 Large Space (10’ x 30’)
Non-Artist Exhibitor Application
DOWNLOAD THE NON-ARTIST EXHIBITOR APPLICATION HERE
$350 10’x 10′ Exhibitor Space
$650 10’x 20′ Exhibitor Space
Non-Profit Exhibitor Application (with a 501c3 designation)
DOWNLOAD THE NON-PROFIT EXHIBITOR APPLICATION HERE
$150 10’x 10′ Exhibitor Space
ABOUT ELISE GRECCO
The Tucson Folk Festival vendor marketplace, featuring Arts & Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and Exhibitors, is named in the memory of one of the Festivals long time contributors, Elise Grecco.
Elise Grecco, the well-loved, gregarious and velvet-voiced musician, was an enthusiastic advocate for music and a hard-working matriarch of the Folk Festival. Over the years, she became an increasingly integral part of the jigsaw puzzle that’s called the Tucson Folk Festival. As the Festival grew, Elise continued to take on bigger roles during throughout the year, serving as TKMA Board President 1996 and 1997.
Elise will be remembered handing out her purse-full-of Folk Fest flyers at the 4th Avenue Street Fairs and roaming the lobby of Hotel Congress or the Rialto during intermissions, always spreading the word about the Tucson Folk Festival. If it was needed, she’d schlep cases of water and soda from Costco, pick-up T-shirts, CDs, or transport musicians who needed a ride. She was often the one who would bush-whack through the red tape required to get permits to conduct the Festival each year; it takes a village of bureaucrats to put on the Tucson Folk Festival. After decades of work, behind-the-scenes organizing, on the ground directing, and tying up loose ends afterward, her legacy is the Tucson Folk Festival.