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Columbus Arts Festival News


October 12, 2012

Contact: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The nationally acclaimed Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable will accept online visual artist applications starting this Friday, October 12. The 52nd annual festival will take place June 7, 8 & 9, 2013 at the beautifully revitalized Downtown Riverfront.

Applications are accepted in 16 categories of media. Artists are chosen by a panel of experts in a blind jury process. Each year more than 1,000 artists apply for approximately 240 booth spaces.

Local artists also are encouraged to apply to the Festival’s Emerging Artist program, designed specifically for artists with extremely limited or no experience exhibiting and selling their artwork at national arts festivals. This program is open to emerging artists in Franklin and surrounding counties.

Each June, the Columbus Arts Festival, produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, brings the best in fine art and fine craft to Columbus. The Festival hosts hundreds of juried artists from across the United States, as well as a few international artists each year. Music, poetry and community artists and performances, hands-on arts activities for the entire family, exhibitions of local student artwork and quality food and beverages round out Columbus’ favorite outdoor summer event.

For specifics regarding applications and details of participation, visitwww.columbusartsfestival.org/apply.

Deadline for visual artist applications is January 18, 2013.

Contact Scott Huntley, Columbus Arts Festival director with application questions at festival@gcac.orgor (614) 221-8569.

Festival Hours:  Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 11:00 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 Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

The 2013 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are Adept Marketing, American Electric Power Foundation, Bic, Blue Moon, Clear Channel, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals, FlyColumbus.com, Glazer’s, Hollywood Casino, Huntington, Jeni’s Ice Cream, La-Z-Boy, Live! Technologies, Orange Barrel Media, Sugardaddy’s and The Westin Columbus. Media sponsors include Alive, Ohio Magazine, WBNS 10TV, WOSU Public Media, CD102.5, WCBE 90.5, Mix 107.9 & Rewind 103.5/104.3.

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, GCAC funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides 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.