June 12-14, 2020

at the riverfront

Exhibiting Artist Applications

Visual Artist Application Information

Applications for the 2020 Festival will be open from Wednesday, September 11 at 9:00 AM until Friday, December 13 at 11:59 PM.

Each year, artists who wish to be considered for the Columbus Arts Festival apply through ZAPPlication™, an online application tool, by submitting four digital images of their work and one image of their booth display. A jury panel, selected by the CAF Coordinating Committee, conducts a blind jury process, where jurors review the artists’ images and technical statements without any biographical information about the artists. The top scores, allowing for a balanced show across mediums, are invited to participate in the Festival.

For detailed information on the application process for Visual Artists, download a complete Prospectus. For more information, contact Festival Director Sean Kessler by email.

Are you a central Ohio artist and new to exhibiting at Festivals? Click here to read more about our Emerging Artist program.

Click on the following link for the Visual Artist application:


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