FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2013
Contact: Jami Goldstein
Columbus, OH – The 2013 Columbus Arts Festival, presented by Time Warner Cable and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, will kick off the festival season by bringing the best in fine art and fine craft to the Downtown Riverfront, June 7, 8 & 9. The Columbus Arts Festival is consistently rated as one of the top festivals in the nation and each year hosts hundreds of juried artists from across the United States, as well as a few international artists. Music, poetry and community performances, hands on arts activities for all ages, arts demonstrations by local artists, exhibitions of local student artwork and quality food and beverages round out Columbus’ favorite outdoor summer event.
The Columbus Arts Festival now offers an exciting new way for you to get a little more out of your festival experience. Become an official member of our new program by purchasing a Friends of the Festival package! Proceeds will support the Festival and the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s ongoing programming and your purchase is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Friends of the Festival packages feature all-weekend passes to an exclusive VIP Lounge providing members a private oasis in the shady courtyard of the Cultural Arts Center in the center of the Festival action. A private cash bar, complimentary water and snacks, free parking, comfortable seating, private restrooms and other amenities are available.
The Friends of the Festival package will make the perfect gift for business clients or family and friends visiting Columbus during the Festival weekend.
Friends of the Festival packages offer a $150 value for just $75 and are sold prior to and during the festival. Tickets can be purchased online at columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/friends-of-the-festival.
The VIP Lounge is open during all Festival Hours.
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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