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Columbus Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers to Fuel Fun-Filled Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2016

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

COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Columbus Arts Festival is looking for energetic, fun-loving individuals to join their corps of volunteers for the 2016 festival June 10-12.

Produced by the Greater Columbus 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 hundreds 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 10 and Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 2016 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, Blue Moon Brewing Co., Chobani, CoverMyMeds, COTA, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Huntington Bank, LBrands Foundation, Kroger, The Ohio State University, OSA Technology Partners, Owners.com, Pepsi, Safelite Autoglass, The Sheraton Columbus, Svedka, SWACO and Toyota. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, Dispatch Media Group, 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. GCAC thanks the city of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.

For a selection of high-res images, visit the Festival’s Press Room Images page.