June 12-14, 2020

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2020 Columbus Arts Festival Jury to Select Participating Artists

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Arts Festival powered by American Electric Power (AEP) will host the jury to select participating artists for the 2020 festival Jan. 18-19. The jury will take place at BalletMet’s performance space at 322 Mt. Vernon Ave. downtown…

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Applications Now Open for 2020 Columbus Arts Festival

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The nationally acclaimed Columbus Arts Festival, presented by American Electric Power, is now accepting visual artist applications. The 59th annual festival will take place June 12-14, 2020 along the Columbus downtown riverfront…

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Columbus Arts Festival Reports Record Year and Impact on Local Nonprofits

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council is delighted to report a record year for the Columbus Arts Festival, presented by American Electric Power. The Festival, which receives no public money, generates significant income for local artists, nonprofits and vendors. The mild temperatures and good weather combined with diverse exhibiting artists and outstanding media attention in 2019 helped the Festival reach new records, including corporate sponsorship contributions, which grew 12 percent over 2018; total Festival revenue, which grew 19 percent and attendance, which was estimated at just under 500,000 for the three days…

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Diane Binder Takes Best in Show at the 2019 Columbus Arts Festival

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Diane Binder, an Emerging Artist from Columbus, took home $4,000 and the Best in Show award today at the 2019 Columbus Arts Festival. Binder, located at booth T213 on Town Street, will be selling her award-winning work, along with more than 260 other artists from across the country, at the Columbus Arts Festival presented by American Electric Power and produced by the Greater Arts Columbus Council this weekend…

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