FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2012
Contact: Jami Goldstein
Columbus, OH—Fashion-savvy shoppers on the lookout for signature pieces know that the Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable June 1, 2, and 3 at the Downtown Riverfront is the perfect place to find finely crafted, one-of-a-kind, wearable works of art.
Nearly 40 local and national artists specializing in jewelry, leather and fabric designs will offer an eclectic assortment of apparel and accessories at a variety of prices ranges at this year’s Festival.
Searching for that perfect statement necklace? The sculptural jewelry pieces by E. Douglas Wunder of Iowa City, IA, will fit the bill. Wunder’s works feature abstract geometric shapes inspired by natural and technological objects, and are constructed with titanium and other mixed metals such as gold and silver.
Festival goers should also look to Columbus’ own Courtney Yoakum, who specializes in beautiful hand-painted ceramic jewelry. Or for something out of the ordinary, check out the stunning tops and jackets constructed of hand-dyed silk by Leah Dziewit of Maple City, MI that are popular with many art fair-goers throughout the Midwest!
Interested in eco-conscious couture? Then don’t miss stopping by to see the work of E. Moises Diaz of Austin, TX featuring one-of-a-kind creations that incorporate antique pieces into each wearable leather design.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To volunteer for these and other activities at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go towww.columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.php.
For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visitwww.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 2012 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are American Electric Power, Annie’s Fund for the Creative Arts, BP, Clear Channel Outdoor, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals, Glazer’s, Heineken, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Jose Cuervo, Live! Technologies, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Orange Barrel Media, OSU Urban Arts Space and The Westin. Media sponsors include Alive, Ohio Magazine, WBNS 10TV, WOSU, CD102.5, WCBE 90.5FM, WMNI/Classic Hits 103.9 FM.
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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