FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2015
Contact: Jami Goldstein
COLUMBUS, Ohio—The nationally acclaimed Columbus Arts Festival is now accepting street painter applications online. The 55th annual festival will take place June 10, 11 & 12, 2016 along the Columbus downtown riverfront.
Italian Street Painting is an engaging art form featuring reproductions and adaptations of famous paintings and unique original work done in chalk on pavement by local artists. Artists create temporary works of art along one of the Festival’s streets. At the end of the Festival prizes are awarded to the artists based on votes from a review jury of community members.
With the application, a sketch of the work planned to present at the Festival, as well as an image of a prior work of chalk painting is required. The selection will be based on the images of work submitted.
The street painting must be completed by the evening of June 11. All works will be reviewed by a jury on Sunday, June 12, and the winners will be awarded cash prizes.
For specifics regarding applications and details of participation, visit www.columbusartsfestival.org/apply.
Deadline for street painter applications is March 15, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 12 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 2016 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Chobani, CoverMyMeds, COTA, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Huntington Bank, LBrands Foundation, Kroger, The Ohio State University, Owners.com, Pepsi, Safelite, The Sheraton Columbus, SWACO and Toyota. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, Dispatch Media Group, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel, CD102.5, Mix 107.9 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.