Thank you Fiesta Arts Fair volunteers!

Fiesta Arts Fair is widely recognized as one of the best Fiesta San Antonio events of the year, and that's due in large part to the more than 450 volunteers who donate their time and talents to making the event so successful.  While the quality and variety of art presented at Fiesta Arts Fair attracts people from all over the greater San Antonio, it's that special Fiesta Arts Fair experience provided by our volunteers that keeps them coming back year after year.

If you are interested in joining the Fiesta Arts Fair Volunteer Team, we have a variety of opportunities from which to choose, including: coupon sales, ticket sales, children's activities, and artist support. All volunteers receive free admission to the Fair for the day of their scheduled shift. Those who work three (3) or more shifts receive additional benefits.

To all who have ever volunteered at Fiesta Arts Fair, please accept our heartfelt thank you and sincere invitation to join us again!  If you are considering volunteering for the first time, we welcome you and thank you for your consideration!

Sign up to volunteer at the 2017 Fiesta Arts Fair! For more information, email volunteer@swschool.org.


A volunteer shift lasts three (3) hours. Minimum age requirement is 16, unless prior approval is obtained by Volunteer or Area Coordinator.  Volunteers must be able to focus on assigned duties for entire shift. Children are not permitted to accompany a volunteer during his/her shift.


All volunteers receive FREE admission to the fair, two (2) complimentary drinks per shift, a 10% discount on t-shirts and $2 off medals. Volunteers working three (3) or more shifts receive a parking pass, a 20% discount on FAF t-shirts, and an invite to the exclusive artist party on Saturday night.


Admissions (18+) – Volunteers in this role are required to interact with the public and process cash transactions. This position requires strong math, communication, and cash handling skills.

Advanced Ticket/Wristband and Gate Handouts – Volunteers in this role check the wristbands of advance ticket holders for fair entry and hand out Fiesta Arts Fair programs. They also greet Fiesta Arts Fair patrons as they enter and provide general information concerning the fair. This position is great for those who are flexible and friendly!

Coupon Sales (18+) – This position requires strong math, communication, and cash handling skills. Volunteers in this role sell tickets for entry into the fair, food and drink coupon booths, and water booths. They also handle the coupons that are used for food, drinks, and kids’ activities.

Drink Sales – Volunteers in this role work in the Fiesta Arts Fair drink booths, exchanging coupons for soda and water. 

Artist Relief/Hospitality – Volunteers in this role help provide hospitality to the artists.  Duties may include: booth sitting, passing out water or snacks, and/or assisting with the upkeep of the artist’s hospitality room.

Young Artist Garden – Volunteers in this role help the lead artist while children/teens work on their art activities, assist children with their projects if necessary and accept coupons required for participation in the activities. NOTE: coupons must be collected prior to each child's participation in any of the available activities. 

Young Artist Garden Volunteers Should:

  • Be able to focus on arts activities during entire shift.
  • Wear appropriate clothing, because art can be messy!
  • Not bring their own children to their volunteer shift (unless the child is accompanied and attended by a non-volunteer adult, with paid admission).

Community Art Project – Volunteers in this role assist the artists as needed and keep the participation flow going.

Volunteer Booth – Volunteers in this role assist with the coordination of other volunteers, including arrival for shifts, check-in, providing name tags, beverages and guidance to assigned areas (as needed).

Survey (18+) – Volunteers in this role walk around the fairgrounds interacting with fairgoers and soliciting participation in our Fiesta Arts Fair survey.  

Floaters – Volunteers in this role are typically assigned to an volunteer area in which additional assistance is needed.  Floaters also serve as Fair ambassadors, with regards to Fair attendees, participants, and staff.  They also lend assistance where needed. This position is great for those who are flexible and friendly!

Friday Set Up – Volunteers in this role may be asked to check-in and guide artists to their booth location, assist the artists in unloading their vehicles, or help set up artist displays. Heavy lifting may be required.

Sunday Tear Down – Volunteers in this role work with the Fiesta Arts Fair staff and volunteer crew to help direct the artists at the conclusion of the Fair by ensuring that their booth area is broken-down and ready for load-up. Volunteers who are able to carry heavy items may also assist the artist with taking down their display and carting items to their vehicle. This shift is from 5pm - 7pm.


Consider VIA Park & Ride as alternative transportation to Fiesta Arts Fair.

View complete VIA schedules. VIA is sure to make your journey to Southwest School of Art a great start to your Fiesta outing!

Helpful Information

Fiesta Arts Fair is open to the public

Saturday, April 21
10am – 6pm

Sunday, April 22
11am – 5pm

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  Artists Application Information

  Volunteer Sign Up

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