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Big Local Art Tent at the 2014 Columbus Arts Festival Columbus

May 21, 2014

Contact: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492

artists join under one big tent to bring their local flair to the Festival


Columbus, Ohio – At the 2014 Columbus Arts Festival  produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Festival, June 6, 7 & 8, the place to find homegrown art at the Columbus Arts Festival is at the Big Local Art Tent, located in the Huntington Local Arts Pavilion.

Creative groups from all over the capital city will come together to create a place to see, experience and purchase incredible art all Festival weekend—all under one big lofted tent. Art lovers of all ages will enjoy a wide array of art and crafts for sale in the large art gallery. Local artists will display their work for sale, constantly mixing it up with new daily arrivals. Expect to see paintings, illustration, sculpture, jewelry, glassware, ceramics and more.

For festival-goers who like to get their hands dirty, members of local arts collectives will lead a number of make and take projects in the See How It’s Made demonstration tent! Participants will walk away with a newfound skill as well as an original creation. You’ll also enjoy some live art demonstrations.

Come and meet local artists from these participating groups and collectives: 400 W. Rich, Art Party Columbus, Cap City Creatives, Clintonville Arts Guild, Columbus Crafty Cotillion, Columbus Idea Foundry, Etsy Team Columbus and Ohio Art Gallery.

Located in the Huntington Local Arts Pavilion at English Plaza on the river side of COSI on Washington.

Festival Hours:  Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 8 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 Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

The 2014 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Hollywood Casino, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Limited Brands Foundation, Piada Italian Street Food, Pepsi, Birds Eye, Live! Technologies, Sugardaddy’s and The Westin Columbus. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Monthly, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel, CD102.5, Mix 107.9, Time Warner Cable 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. The Arts Council 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.

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