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Columbus Arts Festival Seeks Coordinating Committee Volunteers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2014

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

Columbus, Ohio – The Columbus Arts Festival is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2015 Coordinating Committee.  The 54th Columbus Arts Festival will take place June 12, 13 & 14, 2015.  The Coordinating Committee assists with several aspects of planning and execution of this annual event, produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Coordinating Committee volunteers spend up to 100 hours working on the Festival from November through June, but commitment varies by committee. Volunteers also are largely responsible for the on-site execution of the event, requiring a significant time commitment the weekend of the Festival.

Experience in special events or with the arts is not necessary, but energy and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. These are working committees and require a strong personal commitment. Availability during the Festival dates is required.

Individuals interested in being considered for a Coordinating Committee position should visit columbusartsfestival.org/application/committee to fill out the online application.  Prospective committee members will be contacted for an interview.

The Columbus Arts Festival is consistently ranked nationally as one of the country’s best. The 2015 Festival will incorporate new and fun interactive features, feature fine art and fine craft from approximately 300 locally and nationally acclaimed artists, along with continuous live entertainment, gourmet food and hands-on art activities for all ages.

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 Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

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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