Fiesta Arts Fair 2017 Volunteers

Who Makes the Fiesta Arts Fair a Success? You do!

 Entrance Gate Volunteer

Thank You Fiesta Arts Fair Volunteers!

Over 450 volunteers help make Fiesta Arts Fair one of the best events during Fiesta San Antonio. We have the best volunteers and can't thank you all enough. It's because of you this event is so successful and attracts art-lovers from all around to enjoy such a unique fair with Fiesta flair!  We value your time and hope your volunteer experience with us is both positive and rewarding.

We have many areas where your help can make all the difference — from selling coupons, manning a ticket booth, assisting with children’s art activities, and providing support for the artists during and before the Fair. All volunteers receive free admission to the Fair for the day of their scheduled shift. Those who work three shifts or more receive special perks.

To each of you who previously volunteered, our thanks just can’t cover how appreciative we are of you giving your time and energy!  For new volunteers, we welcome you and look forward to working with you!

Sign up to volunteer at the 2017 Fiesta Arts Fair HERE! For more information, email


Shifts are 3 hours long. Minimum age requirement is 16, unless prior approval is obtained by Volunteer or Area Coordinator.  Must be able to focus on assigned duties for entire shift. Also, we regret that children cannot accompany volunteers during their shift.


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


Advanced Ticket and Handouts (16+)
– Scan the barcodes on tickets purchased by our early bird fans. Help all of our guests navigate the FAF grounds by sharing maps.

Gate and Coupon Sales (18+) – If your mental math, communication, and cash handling skills are strong, this may be a perfect fit. Gate and Coupon Sales volunteers will spend most of their shifts talking to the public and processing cash transactions.

Drink Sales (18+) – Help visitors quench their thirst by exchanging their coupons for fizzy sodas and bottled water (and beer, too, if you’re TABC Certified!).

Artist Relief (18+) – Let the artists take short breaks by providing short-term booth coverage in a zoned area. Help keep the artists comfortable with coffee, tea, and snacks in the Artist Hospitality Suite.

Children’s Art Garden (16+) – The SSA’s Young Artist Programs staff will lead our youngest visitors into creating their own fantastic art. Help them lead the next generation of FAF artists. (And wear clothes that may get a little artwork of their own!)

Volunteer Check In (16+) – FAF runs smoothly because of its 450+ volunteers! Help your fellow volunteers by passing out assignments and ensuring the check-in process runs smoothly.

Floaters (16+) – Are you a pinch hitter? Floaters are happy to be always moving, filling in for a variety of volunteer roles, especially during shift changes and busy moments.

Friday Set Up (18+) – Help get the show started! Check-in and guide artists to their booth location, or assist the artists unloading their vehicles or setting up their displays.

Sunday Tear Down (18+) – Work with the staff and volunteer crew that helps direct the artists at the end of the Fair by making sure their booth area is broken-down and ready for them to pull in to load up.


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

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