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Caricaturist, Portrait Artist, Temporary Tattoo Artist Applications Available for 2013 Columbus Arts Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2012

Contact: Jami Goldstein
jgoldstein@gcac.org
(614) 221-8492

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable is accepting applications from caricaturists and portrait artists for the event, June 7, 8 & 9, 2013. Located along the Scioto Mile at the Downtown Riverfront, the Festival area encompasses Bicentennial Park and the Main and Rich Street bridges. Approximately 400,000 art enthusiasts attend each year.

In 2013, the Columbus Arts Festival will celebrate its 52nd year of bringing the best in fine art and fine craft 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 artists, face painters and temporary tattoo/henna artists.

Chosen participants will be appointed spaces throughout the festival.

Applications must be received by April 1, 2013 at 5 p.m. EST. To apply go tohttp://columbusartsfestival.org/apply/.

Contact Shana Scott, Columbus Arts Festival coordinator, with application questions atsscott@gcac.org or at (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, 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. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.

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