The Columbus Arts Festival and the Greater Columbus Arts Council put the health and safety of our sponsors, partners, artists, vendors and patrons first. We are in direct contact with local and state health officials and we closely monitoring the situation related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As of today, March 13, we have made no modification in plans related to the Columbus Arts Festival, June 12-14. If that changes, we will immediately contact our sponsors, partners, artists and vendors and post an update here for our patrons.
For artists and food vendors, we have eliminated all cancellation deadlines related to payments and refunds for booths/spaces. Should the Festival need to be cancelled we will provide 100% refunds on those fees.
The Arts Council has set up the GCAC Resources for COVID-19 webpage to provide a central point for applicants, grantees, event participants, and others to stay current with this rapidly evolving situation. The page will be updated as needed, and it includes links to the most current guidance and directives from local, state and national health officials as well as links to grants and emergency funding opportunities for artists and organizations. For additional ideas and resources for staying connected and compassionate, you can read Tom Katzenmeyer’s blog “We will get through this together.”
We are grateful for our community’s commitment and dedication to the arts in Columbus. We hope you will continue to support Columbus artists and cultural organizations to the extent you are able during this difficult time.