FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2016
Contact: Jami Goldstein
COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Columbus Arts Festival, produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, is adding an after-hours dance party to its programming and it has quite the creative twist.
CHROMA!, the Art Festival’s inaugural after-hours dance party, will kick off at 10:30 p.m., Saturday, June 11 (as the Festival is closing down). Hosted by Nina West and featuring DJ Charles Erickson, CHROMA! invites attendees to dress in white or light clothes that can be transformed into colorful works of art during the night.
Transformation stations will be located throughout Club Sharkey’s (just south of the COSI parking lot), where revelers can use spray-on and brush-on textile paints, spin art machines, spray-in hair colors and face paints to turn themselves into walking works of art.
“The Columbus Arts Festival is known for finding innovative ways to celebrate the diverse artistic talent that makes Columbus great,” said Festival Director Scott Huntley. “We wanted another hands-on artistic experience for the Festival and we wanted it to be completely different from anything we’ve done before, and, so, CHROMA! was born.”
CHROMA!, sponsored by Svedka imported vodka, will start at 10:30 p.m., Saturday, June 11, in Club Sharkey’s located in the south end of the COSI parking lot.
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.
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 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.