FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2014
Contact: Jami Goldstein
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Applications for caricaturists, portrait artists, face painters and temporary tattoo/henna artists are now available for the Columbus Arts Festival, which will take place June 12, 13 and 14, 2015. Located along the Scioto Mile at the Downtown Riverfront, the Festival area encompasses Bicentennial Park and the Main and Rich Street bridges. Approximately 450,000 art enthusiasts attend each year. The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
In 2015, the Columbus Arts Festival will celebrate its 54th year of bringing the best in fine art, fine craft, food, performance and local arts to Columbus. The Festival hosts hundreds of juried artists from across the United States including local emerging artists and a few international artists each year. Gourmet food and beverages, hands-on art activities for the entire family, exhibitions of local student artwork, live music and spoken word performances round out Columbus’ favorite outdoor summer event.
Each year the Festival seeks accomplished individuals to submit work for selection as on site caricature artists, charcoal/portrait artists, face painters and temporary tattoo/henna artists.
Chosen participants will be appointed spaces throughout the festival.
For applications and specifics regarding details of participation go to http://columbusartsfestival.org/application/portrait_artists/signup.
Applications must be received by Sunday, February 15 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 14 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. The Festival website is optimized for mobile and smartphone viewing.
The 2015 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, Hollywood Casino, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Piada Italian Street Food, Pepsi 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 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, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. The Arts Council has been recognized as one of the “5 NonProfits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation. www.gcac.org.
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