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.


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

Advanced Ticket/Wristband and Gate Handouts – Check advance ticket holders' wristbands for fair entry and hand out the Fiesta Arts Fair programs. Greet Fiesta Arts Fair patrons as they enter and provide general information concerning the fair. Flexible and friendly!

Coupon Sales (18+) – Sell tickets for entry into the fair, food and drink coupon booths, and water booths. Coupon Sales handle the coupons that are used for food, drinks, and kids’ activities. NOTE: Must be comfortable dealing with money exchange.

Drink Sales – Work the Fiesta Arts Fair drinks booths exchanging coupons for soda and water. 

Artist Relief/Hospitality – Help provide hospitality to the artists from booth sitting, passing out water or snacks, and/or assisting the upkeep of the artist’s hospitality room.

Young Artist Garden – Help the lead artist while children/teens work on their art activities, assist children with their projects if necessary and take coupons for the activities. NOTE: Must be able to focus on arts activities during entire shift. Please wear appropriate clothing because art can be messy! Also, please do not bring your own children unless there is a non-volunteer adult with paid admission accompanying you to attend to their needs. There are nine different activities; before children begin the activity, coupons need to be collected.

Community Art Project – Join us in this first time event! We will have a lead artist and Teen Intensive Students guiding participants in a large art project. Volunteers will assist the artists as needed and keep the participation flow going.

Volunteer Booth – Help assist with coordination of volunteers arriving for shifts, check-in, name tags, beverages, and if needed, guide them to assigned areas.

Survey (18+) – During the afternoon shifts, volunteers will walk around the fair with an iPad setup with the Fiesta Arts Fair survey and encourage guests to submit their answers.

Floaters – You may be assigned to work in an area where people are still needed in one of the areas listed above. Also, be our ambassador to fair attendees, participants, and staff, and lend assistance where needed. Flexible and friendly! .

Friday Set Up – Help check-in and guide artists to their booth location, or assist the artists unloading their vehicles or setting up their displays. Heavy lifting may be required.

Sunday Tear Down – Work with the staff and volunteer crew that helps direct the artists at the conclusion of the Fair by ensuring that their booth area is broken-down and ready for them to pull in to load up. Can also assist the artist with taking down their display and carting items to their vehicle if able to carry heavy items. Shift will be from 5:00-7:00pm.


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!