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Columbus Arts Festival News

2011 Columbus Arts Festival Street Closings and Parking Information

May 23, 2011

Contact: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492

Festival Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 5.

Street Closings

The following streets will close at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 2 and will re-open at 4 a.m. on Monday, June 6. Broad Street will remain open throughout the event.

  • Cleveland Avenue from Broad Street to Long Street
  • 9th Street from Broad Street to Long Street
  • Washington Avenue from Broad Street to Long Street
  • Gay Street from Grant Street to Washington Avenue
  • Boone Street from Washington Avenue to 11th

The following street will close at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 2 and will re-open at 4 a.m. on Monday, June 6:

  • Long Street from Cleveland Avenue to Washington Avenue


Parking is available in garages and lots throughout the Columbus State Community College, CCAD and surrounding areas. Parking at most area schools and universities will be $5, with proceeds going to student scholarships. Limited wheelchair-accessible parking is available off of Spring Street in a marked parking lot. Wheelchairs are available for use by the public at the information/volunteer tents throughout the Festival site.

Other Transportation Options

Bike on down! The Columbus Arts Festival has teamed up Pedal Instead to provide a secure corral for bikes at the corner of Cleveland and Spring St. all weekend. Or take the Bus! COTA will operate regularly scheduled bus service during each day of the Festival.

The 2011 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are American Electric Power, State Auto, Belvedere Vodka, Bella Giardino Landscaping, Catering by Scott, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals, Fahlgren, Glazer’s, GRID Furnishings, Heineken, Live! Technologies, Orange Barrel, Oscar Mayer, Sherwin Williams, Target, The Westin and ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars. Media sponsors include AliveOhio Magazine, WBNS 10TV, WOSU, CD101@102.5FM, WCBE 90.5FM, WMNI/Classic Hits 103.9 FM.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.