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

May 23, 2011

Contact: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492

Columbus, Ohio – Don’t want to drive to the Columbus Arts Festival? It’s easy to get there by bus with six routes available through the Central Ohio Transit Authority.

Now in its 50th year, the Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable – June 3, 4 and 5 in the Discovery District – will feature fine art and fine craft from approximately 240 juried artists, along with continuous live entertainment, gourmet food and hands-on art activities for all ages. Each year, approximately 400,000 people attend the Festival, which has become the city’s welcome to summer event.

This is the Festival’s final year in the Discovery District, which boasts cultural amenities such as the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus State Community College, the Columbus Museum of Art, Thurber House and the Topiary Park. The Festival is located on the campuses of the Columbus College of Art and Design and Columbus State Community College.

Festival patrons can use the following COTA routes to get to the Columbus Arts Festival site: Route 16, serving Long Street/Easton; Route 11, serving St. Clair; Route 10, serving East Broad Street; Route 9, serving Leonard/Brentnell; Route 6, serving Mount Vernon Avenue; and Route 1, serving Cleveland Avenue. Buses will run during Festival hours, which are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri., June 3 and Sat., June 4 and 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sun., June 5.

For more on the Columbus Arts Festival, visit the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Web site at www.ColumbusArtsFestival.org. For more information on COTA, visit www.cota.com.

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.