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Columbus Arts Festival News

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

June 2, 2014

Contact: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492

Festival Hours:  Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Street Closings

The following streets will close at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4 and will re-open at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 9. Broad Street will remain open throughout the event.

  • Civic Center / Second Street from Town to Mound
  • Civic Center South from Mound to Main
  • Main (Rich West of the River) from East side of Mc Dowell to Front
  • Cherry Street from Front to S. Second
  • Rich Street (Town West of the River) from the East side of Lucas to Front
  • Noble Street East side of S. Second to South Civic Center
  • Jewett Alley Closed at Mound
  • Town Street from Ludlow to Civic Center


Parking is available in garages and lots throughout the Downtown area including at COSI, Vets Memorial, the Commons garage, Front Street garage surrounding and numerous area surface lots.

Limited wheelchair-accessible parking is available at bagged meters on Broad Street (north of Town Street) and on the north side of Mound Street west of Front Street.

Other Transportation Options

Burn some calories and bike on down!  There are plenty of places all around downtown and along the Riverfront to park your bike.  Go to http://publicservice.columbus.gov/bikeparking/ for more info.

COTA will operate regularly scheduled bus service during each day of the Festival.  COTA’s CBUS will also be running up and down High Street, from the Brewery District to the Short North – for FREE!

Other alternative transportation options include car2go car sharing service, which will have special car2goparking within the Festival grounds on Washington Blvd. north of COSI, accessible from Broad St. For more information go to http://columbus.car2go.com/.  Or consider carpooling with Uber Columbus driving service.  Sign up at www.uber.com.

Festival Hours:  Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To volunteer at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to www.columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.php.

For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visit www.columbusartsfestival.org for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Festival website is optimized for mobile and Smartphone viewing.

The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

The 2014 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Hollywood Casino, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Limited Brands Foundation, Piada Italian Street Food, Pepsi, Birds Eye, Live! Technologies, Sugardaddy’s and The Westin Columbus. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Monthly, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel, CD102.5, Mix 107.9, Time Warner Cable and WCBE 90.5.

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.

For a selection of high-res images, visit the Festival’s Press Room Images page.

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