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Columbus Arts Festival News

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January 28, 2020
Bear Hands and We Were Promised Jetpacks to Headline 59th Annual Columbus Arts Festival presented by the American Electric Power Foundation on the Riverfront, June 12-14

January 9, 2020
2020 Columbus Arts Festival Jury to Select Participating Artists

September 18, 2019
Applications Now Open for 2020 Columbus Arts Festival

July 10, 2019
Columbus Arts Festival Reports Record Year and Impact on Local Nonprofits

June 8, 2019
Diane Binder Takes Best in Show at the 2019 Columbus Arts Festival

June 3, 2019
MEDIA ALERT: Downtown streets closing for the Columbus Arts Festival starting June 5

May 29, 2019
Where to Bike, Bus, Ride and Park at the 2019 Columbus Arts Festival

May 8, 2019
What’s New at the 2019 Columbus Arts Festival?

April 29, 2019
2019 Columbus Arts Festival Brings More Than 150 Performances to Five Stages

April 22, 2019
Get Interactive at the 2019 Columbus Arts Festival!

April 17, 2019
Anderson East, BalletMet and Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus Headline ABC6 Bicentennial Stage at Columbus Arts Festival

April 11, 2019
Columbus Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers to Fuel Fun-Filled Weekend

March 27, 2019
2019 Columbus Arts Festival to Host Local and National Artists

March 27, 2019
2019 Columbus Arts Festival to Feature 14 Emerging Artists

February 7, 2019
58th Annual Columbus Arts Festival presented by American Electric Power Brings Art, Music & More to the Riverfront, June 7-9

January 8, 2019
2019 Columbus Arts Festival Jury to Select Participating Artists

September 12, 2018
Applications Now Open for 2019 Columbus Arts Festival

June 9, 2018
Phill Singer Takes Best in Show at the 2018 Columbus Arts Festival

May 31, 2018
MEDIA ALERT: Downtown streets closing for the Columbus Arts Festival starting June 6

May 31, 2018
There’s More Than One Way to Get to the Columbus Arts Festival

May 7, 2018
What’s New at the 2018 Columbus Arts Festival?

April 30, 2018
G. Love & Special Sauce Headlining June 9 on Bicentennial Park Stage

April 26, 2018
There’s So Much To Do at the Columbus Arts Festival

April 12, 2018
Columbus Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers to Fuel Fun-Filled Weekend

April 3, 2018
2018 Columbus Arts Festival to Feature 10 Emerging Artists

March 29, 2018
2018 Columbus Arts Festival to Host Local and National Artists

March 6, 2018
Columbus Arts Festival Welcomes Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox June 8 on Bicentennial Park Stage

February 12, 2018
Columbus Arts Festival Creates Arts Fest Pop-Up at Dispatch Home & Garden Show

February 7, 2018
2018 Columbus Arts Festival Jury to Select Participating Artists

February 1, 2018
57th Annual Columbus Arts Festival powered by American Electric Power Brings Art, Music & More to the Riverfront June 8-10

December 11, 2017
Columbus Arts Festival Announces Increased Award Amounts for 2018 Artists

October 10, 2017
Applications Now Open for 2018 Columbus Arts Festival

June 10, 2017
Kathleen & Charles Tesnakis Take Best in Show at the 2017 Columbus Arts Festival

June 5, 2017
MEDIA ALERT: Downtown streets closing for the Columbus Arts Festival starting June 7

May 30, 2017
There’s More Than One Way to Get to the Columbus Arts Festival

May 10, 2017
There’s So Much To Do at the Columbus Arts Festival

May 1, 2017
Columbus Arts Festival Brings More Than 150 Performances to Six Stages

April 25, 2017
What’s New at the 2017 Columbus Arts Festival?

April 17, 2017
Columbus Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers to Fuel Fun-Filled Weekend

April 11, 2017
2017 Columbus Arts Festival to Feature 14 Emerging Artists

March 30, 2017
Columbus Artists Selected for Columbus Arts Festival Lighting Installation

March 29, 2017
2017 Columbus Arts Festival to Host Local and National Artists

February 6, 2017
2017 Columbus Arts Festival Jury to Select Participating Artists

January 19, 2017
Arts Council Seeks Artists to Create Temporary Public Art Light Installation at 2017 Columbus Arts Festival

January 9, 2017
56th Annual Columbus Arts Festival powered by American Electric Power Brings Art, Music & More to the Riverfront June 9-11

October 21, 2016
Poetry and Author Applications Now Available for 2017 Columbus Arts Festival

October 21, 2016
Performance Applications Now Open for the 2017 Columbus Arts Festival

October 21, 2016
Emerging Artist Applications Available for 2017 Columbus Arts Festival

October 21, 2016
Visual Artist Applications Now Open for 2017 Columbus Arts Festival

June 21, 2016
$1,650 in prizes awarded in Columbus Arts Festival Chalk Art Contest

June 11, 2016
Alison Jones Takes Best in Show at the 2016 Columbus Arts Festival

June 6, 2016
MEDIA Alert: Downtown streets closing for the Columbus Arts Festival starting June 8

May 31, 2016
There’s More Than One Way to Get to the Columbus Arts Festival

May 23, 2016
Columbus Arts Festival to Launch Inaugural After-Fest-Hours Dance Party CHROMA!

May 17, 2016
There’s So Much to DO at the Columbus Arts Festival

May 9, 2016
Columbus Arts Festival Brings More Than 160 Performances to Seven Stages

May 3, 2016
Columbus Arts Festival partners with Shadowbox Live to present Galley of Echoes—ColumbUS Public Art Project

April 26, 2016
55th Anniversary of the Columbus Arts Festival celebrates Community Collaborations and new Scioto Greenways

April 12, 2016
Columbus Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers to Fuel Fun-Filled Weekend

April 4, 2016
2016 Columbus Arts Festival to Feature 12 Emerging Artists

March 23, 2016
2016 Columbus Arts Festival to Host Local, National Artists

February 11, 2016
55th Annual Columbus Arts Festival Brings Art, Music & More to the Riverfront June 10-12

February 2, 2016
Columbus Arts Festival to Hold Public Jury Process to Select 2016 Visual Artists

December 9, 2015
Street Painter Applications Open for 2016 Columbus Arts Festival

December 2, 2015
Caricaturists, Portrait Artists and Temporary Tattoo Artists Applications Available for 2016 Columbus Arts Festival

November 19, 2015
Food Vendor Applications Now Available for the 2016 Columbus Arts Festival

November 11, 2015
Poetry and Author Applications Now Available for 2016 Columbus Arts Festival

November 4, 2015
Performance Applications Now Open for the 2016 Columbus Arts Festival

October 29, 2015
Emerging Artist Applications Open for 2016 Columbus Arts Festival

October 19, 2015
Visual Artist Applications Now Open for 2016 Columbus Arts Festival

August 27, 2015
Columbus Arts Festival Seeks Coordinating Committee Volunteers

June 13, 2015
Robin Kittleson Takes Best in Show at the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival

June 8, 2015
MEDIA ALERT: Downtown streets closing for the Columbus Arts Festival starting June 10

June 4, 2015
There’s More Than One Way to Get to the Columbus Arts Festival

June 2, 2015
Don’t Want to Hassle with Parking?  COTA Makes it Easy to Get to the Columbus Arts Festival

May 27, 2015
Sign Your Art Public Art Project Launched at Columbus Arts Festival

May 26, 2015
Form Meets Function at the Columbus Arts Festival

May 20, 2015
Tweet and Go Seek (@tweetandgoseek) Returns for the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival

May 15, 2015
Greater Columbus Arts Council to Host Free Health & Wellness Fair for Artists, Public at 2015 Columbus Arts Festival

May 13, 2015
There’s So Much to Do at the Columbus Arts Festival

May 5, 2015
Columbus Arts Festival Brings More Than 160 Performance to Six Stages

April 15, 2015
The Art of Food at the Columbus Arts Festival

April 9, 2015
Columbus Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers to Power Fun-Filled Weekend

March 30, 2015
International Country Music Star Neal McCoy Performing at the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival

March 30, 2015
2015 Columbus Arts Festival to Host Local and National Artists

January 27, 2015
54th Annual Columbus Arts Festival Brings Art, Music and More to the Riverfront June 12, 13 & 14, 2015

January 27, 2015
Columbus Arts Festival to Hold Public Jury Process to Select 2015 Visual Artists

November 26, 2014
Caricaturist, Portrait Artist, Face Painter, Temporary Tattoo Artist Applications Available for 2015 Columbus Arts Festival

November 26, 2014
Food Vendor Applications Now Available for the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival

November 20, 2014
Poetry and Author Applications Now Available for 2015 Columbus Arts Festival

November 18, 2014
Performance Applications Now Open for the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival

October 28, 2014
Columbus Arts Festival Seeks Coordinating Committee Volunteers

October 28, 2014
Visual Artist Applications Now Open for 2015 Columbus Arts Festival

June 10, 2014
$2,700 in Prizes Awarded to Columbus Arts Festival Piada Italian Street Painting Artists

June 9, 2014
Mark Lewanski and Aaron Tomac Take Best of Show at 2014 Columbus Arts Festival

June 2, 2014
Don’t Want to Hassle with Parking? COTA Makes it Easy to Get to the Columbus Arts Festival

June 2, 2014
2014 Columbus Arts Festival Street Closings, Parking and Alternative Transportation Options

May 27, 2014
2014 Columbus Arts Festival to Showcase More than 100 Works of Art by Local Students and Community Members

May 27, 2014
Area Poets and Authors to Perform at the 2014 Columbus Arts Festival

May 21, 2014
Tweet and Go Seek (@tweetandgoseek) Returns for the 2014 Columbus Arts Festival

May 21, 2014
Big Local Art Tent at the 2014 Columbus Arts Festival Columbus

May 21, 2014
Greater Columbus Arts Council to Host Health & Wellness Fair for Artists and the Public at 2014 Columbus Arts Festival

May 21, 2014
New This Year – Columbus Arts Festival Brings the Art of Film, Design, Street Painting and Dance to the Downtown Riverfront June 6, 7 & 8, 2014

May 14, 2014
Enjoy the Columbus Arts Festival in Comfort and Style with the Friends of the Festival VIP Package

May 14, 2014
Columbus Arts Festival Features Hands On Art Activities for Kids of All Ages

May 14, 2014
Fashion-Savvy Shoppers Flock to the Columbus Arts Festival

May 6, 2014
Spotlight Shines on Local Performers at 2014 Columbus Arts Festival

May 6, 2014
2014 Columbus Arts Festival to Host Local and National Artists

February 27, 2014
Volunteers Needed for 2014 Columbus Arts Festival – Applications Now Available

January 27, 2014
Columbus Arts Festival Brings Art, Music, Dance, Poetry and More to the Columbus Riverfront June 6, 7 & 8, 2014

November 15, 2013
Performance Applications Now Available for 2014 Columbus Arts Festival

November 15, 2013
Poetry and Author Applications Now Available for 2014 Columbus Arts Festival

November 14, 2013
Caricaturist, Portrait Artist, Temporary Tattoo Artist Applications Available for 2014 Columbus Arts Festival

November 14, 2013
Food Vendor Applications Now Available for the 2014 Columbus Arts Festival

November 4, 2013
Visual Artist Applications Now Open for 2014 Columbus Arts Festival

November 4, 2013
Columbus Arts Festival Seeks Coordinating Committee Volunteers

June 8, 2013
Steven Olszewski Takes Best of Show at 2013 Columbus Arts Festival

June 3, 2013
Don’t Want to Hassle with Parking? COTA Makes Getting to the Columbus Arts Festival Easy

June 3, 2013
2013 Columbus Arts Festival Street Closings, Transportation and Parking Information

May 22, 2013
Celebrate the Culinary Arts with Dine Originals at the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival

May 22, 2013
Big Local Art Tent at the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival

May 22, 2013
Area Poets to Perform at the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival

May 17, 2013
Tweet and Go Seek Returns for the 52nd Annual Columbus Arts Festival

May 17, 2013
2013 Columbus Arts Festival to Showcase More than 100 Works fo Art by Local Students

May 17, 2013
Fashion-Savvy Shoppers Flock to the Columbus Arts Festival

May 10, 2013
Volunteers Needed for the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival

May 10, 2013
Enjoy the Columbus Arts Festival in Comfort and Style with the Friends of the Festival Package

May 10, 2013
2013 Columbus Arts Festival to Host Local, National and International Artists

April 2, 2013
Spotlight Shines On Local Performers at 2013 Columbus Arts Festival

April 2, 2013
Columbus Arts Festival Offers Hands On Art Activities for Kids of All Ages

March 8, 2013
Columbus Arts Festival Receives First Expy Award from Experience Columbus

January 18, 2013
Columbus Arts Festival Brings Art, Music, Dance, Poetry and More to the Columbus Riverfront June 7, 8 & 9, 2013

January 18, 2013
Columbus Arts Festival to Hold Public Jury Process to Select 2013 Visual Artists

November 30, 2012
Caricaturist, Portrait Artist, Temporary Tattoo Artist Applications Available for 2013 Columbus Arts Festival

November 26, 2012
Poetry Applications Now Available for 2013 Columbus Arts Festival

November 26, 2012
Food Vendor Applications Now Available for 2013 Columbus Arts Festival

October 19, 2012
PERFORMANCE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2013 COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL

October 12, 2012
ARTIST APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2013 COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL

September 5, 2012
COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL SEEKS COORDINATING COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS for 2013

June 2, 2012
ANTHONY PACK TAKES BEST OF SHOW AT 2012 COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL

May 29, 2012
2012 Columbus Arts Festival Street Closings, Biking and Parking Information

May 29, 2012
Don’t Want to Hassle with Parking? COTA Makes Getting to the Columbus Arts Festival Easy

May 29, 2012
Columbus Arts Festival Teams Up with Pedal Instead & YAY Bikes

May 25, 2012
Celebrate the Culinary Arts with Dine Originals at the 2012 Columbus Arts Festival

May 25, 2012
2012 Columbus Arts Festival Exhibition to Showcase More than 100 Works of Art by Local Students

May 25, 2012
Columbus Arts Festival Hosts Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Wishing Tree Project

May 23, 2012
Area Poets to Perform at 2012 Columbus Arts Festival

May 23, 2012
Tweet and Go Seek (@tweetandgoseek) Returns for the 2012 Columbus Arts Festival!

May 23, 2012
Fashion-Savvy Shoppers Flock to 2012 Columbus Arts Festival

May 8, 2012
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2012 COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL

May 8, 2012
ENJOY THE COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL IN COMFORT AND STYLE WITH THE VIP PACKAGE

May 8, 2012
BIG LOCAL ART TENT AT THE 2012 COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL Columbus artists join under one roof to bring their local flair to the Festival

May 2, 2012
2012 COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL TO HOST LOCAL AND NATIONAL ARTISTS

May 2, 2012
2012 COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES HIT THE RIGHT NOTE

April 13, 2012
COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL OFFERS HANDS ON ART ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

February 10, 2012
GCAC ANNOUNCES NEW COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

January 5, 2012
COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL TO HOLD PUBLIC JURY PROCESS FEBRUARY 4 & 5 TO CHOOSE 2012 VISUAL ARTISTS

January 5, 2012
The Columbus Arts Festival Returns to the Riverfront!

October 27, 2011
Applications Now Open for 2012 Columbus Art Festival

October 11, 2011
GCAC’S COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL WINS FOUR 2011 PINNACLE AWARDS FROM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS & EVENTS ASSOCIATION

August 11, 2011
COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL SEEKS COORDINATING COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS

July 15, 2011
COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL DISPERSES FUNDS RAISED FOR ARTIST RELIEF AFTER DAMAGING STORM

June 5, 2011
GCAC Establishes Artist Relief Fund for Columbus Arts Festival Artists After Devastating Storm

June 4, 2011
COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS BUT REMAINS YOUNG IN SPIRIT WITH EXCITING NEW PROGRAMS

June 4, 2011
ON-SITE JURY CHOOSES 2011 ARTIST WINNERS AT THE COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL

May 23, 2011
Don’t Want to Hassle With Parking? COTA Makes Getting to the Columbus Arts Festival Easy

May 23, 2011
2011 Columbus Arts Festival Street Closings and Parking Information

May 23, 2011
Columbus Arts Festival Performances Hit the Right Note

May 19, 2011
Tweet and Go Seek (@tweetandgoseek) Returns For The 50th Columbus Arts Festival!

May 19, 2011
Columbus Arts Festival to Feature Emerging Artist Program

May 19, 2011
Area Poets to Perform at the 2011 Columbus Arts Festival

May 16, 2011
Columbus Arts Festival Offers Hands On Activities for Big Kids

May 16, 2011
Columbus Arts Festival and Time Warner Cable Present Connect A Million Minds Day, Saturday, June 4

May 16, 2011
Columbus Arts Festival Offers Hands On Art Activities for the Entire Family

May 9, 2011
Fashion Savvy Shoppers Flock to the Columbus Arts Festival

April 7, 2011
New Attraction Celebrates the Culinary Arts at the 50th Annual Columbus Arts Festival

April 7, 2011
Columbus Arts Festival Patrons Can Enjoy the Festival in Comfort and Style with the NEW VIP Package

March 18, 2011
Volunteers Needed for the 2011 Columbus Arts Festival

February 8, 2011
GREATER COLUMBUS ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS ART OF COLLECTING PANEL DISCUSSION. NEW VENUE ANNOUNCED!

January 20, 2011
COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE PRINT WINNER

January 18, 2011
COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PUBLIC JURY PROCESS TO SELECT 2011 VISUAL ARTISTS, FEBRUARY 5 & 6

November 11, 2010
VISUAL ARTIST AND EMERGING ARTIST APPLICATIONS FOR 2011 COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL NOW AVAILABLE

November 11, 2010
APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE 2011 COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL

September 24, 2010
GCAC’S COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL WINS THREE 2010 PINNACLE AWARDS FROM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS & EVENTS ASSOCIATION

September 9, 2010
COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM LOCAL ARTISTS FOR 5OTH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE PRINT COMPETITION–DEADLINE EXTENDED!!

August 3, 2010
COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL SEEKS COORDINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR 2011

June 5, 2010
ON-SITE JURY CHOOSES 2010 ARTIST WINNERS AT THE COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL

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