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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 8, 2012

Contact: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492

COLUMBUS, Ohio – At the 2012 Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable, June 1, 2 & 3, the place to find homegrown art is at the Big Local Art Tent, sponsored by Annie’s Fund for the Creative Arts. Creative groups from all over the capital city will come together to build a place to see, experience and purchase incredible art all festival weekend—all under one big lofted tent.

Visitors will enjoy a wide array of art and crafts for sale in the large art gallery. Local artists will display their work for sale, constantly mixing it up with new daily arrivals. Expect to see paintings, illustration, sculpture, jewelry, glassware, ceramics and more.

For those festival-goers who like to get their hands dirty, members of local arts organizations, including Columbus Crafty CotillionColumbus ArtmobileCap City CreativesEtsy Team Columbus,Columbus Idea Foundry and Mother Artists at Work, will lead participants in a number of make and take projects. These creative projects will include recycled materials collages, mixed media brooches, polymer clay jewelry, weaving and much more. Participants will walk away with a new-found skill as well as an original creation.

The Big Local Art Tent will also be home to live art demonstrations. Artists from groups including Idea Foundry, Mother Artists at Work, Ab-xCobenick Studios and Cap City Creatives will demonstrate their creative processes with a wide variety of artistic techniques, including metal form folding as a method of jewelry making, oil painting, decorative paper ornaments, mixing bath salts, comic book design and illustration, rolling and texturing techniques for ceramic jewelry and beads.

The Big Local Art Tent will be in operation during festival hours and welcomes art lovers of all ages. For more information, contact Beth Dekker at beth@wildgoosecreative.com.

Festival Hours: Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visitwww.ColumbusArtsFestival.org for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

The 2012 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are American Electric Power, Annie’s Fund for the Creative Arts, BP, Clear Channel Outdoor, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals, Glazer’s, Heineken, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Jose Cuervo, Live! Technologies, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Orange Barrel Media, OSU Urban Arts Space and The Westin. Media sponsors include AliveOhio Magazine, WBNS 10TV, WOSU, CD102.5, 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.

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