FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2015
Contact: Jami Goldstein
COLUMBUS, Ohio –The Columbus Arts Festival is looking for energetic, fun-loving individuals to join their corps of volunteers for the 2015 festival June 12-14.
Produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council), the Columbus Arts Festival kicks off summer with a weekend event that includes more than 300 artists selling work; performances in music, theater, dance, and spoken word; more than 40 food and drink vendors; and hands-on art activities and demonstrations.
In order to create this spectacular event for more than 450,000 people, the Arts Council recruits hundres of volunteers to join their team.
Volunteers do everything from help with the hands-on art activities to staffing artists’ booths while they take a short break, to being a stagehand. With a commitment of just a few hours, volunteers can be part of the annual event, receive a T-shirt to commemorate the experience, and for each shift volunteers are entered into a raffle to win a prize—the more worked shifts, the more chances to win.
Visit the Columbus Arts Festival website to see a full list of volunteer opportunities and apply to join the festival team. https://columbusartsfestival.org/new-volunteer-signup-page/.
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 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 2015 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Huntington Bank, LBrands Foundation, Piada Italian Street Food, Worthington Industries, Mayco & Buckeye Ceramic Supply, The Sheraton Columbus, Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Columbus Downtown, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Pepsi and Kroger. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, Columbus Monthly, The Columbus Dispatch, 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, 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.
For a selection of high-res images, visit the Festival’s Press Room Images page.