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Columbus Arts Festival News

Food Vendor Applications Now Available for the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival

November 26, 2014

Contact: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492

Columbus, OH – Applications for food vendors (including food trucks and carts) are now available for the Columbus Arts Festival, June 12, 13 & 14, 2015. Located along the Scioto Mile at the Downtown Riverfront, the Festival area encompasses Bicentennial Park and the Main and Rich Street bridges. Great food is one of the highlights of the Festival and approximately 450,000 art and food lovers attend each year.  The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

In 2015, the Columbus Arts Festival will celebrate its 54th year of bringing the best in fine art, fine craft, food, performance and local arts to Columbus. The Festival hosts hundreds of juried artists from across the United States including local emerging artists and a few international artists each year. Gourmet food and beverages, hands-on art activities for the entire family, exhibitions of local student artwork, live music and spoken word performances round out Columbus’ favorite outdoor summer event.

In addition to fine art and entertainment, the Columbus Arts Festival strives to provide visitors with a great variety of top-notch food choices. Each year, more than 100 concessionaires apply for the 40 to 50 food vendor spaces available at the festival.

Food vendors at the Columbus Arts Festival are chosen based on quality of their menus and the look and cleanliness of their sales area as judged from pictures submitted with applications. Vegetarian, locally sourced and creative menus are encouraged.

For application and specifics regarding details of participation go to http://columbusartsfestival.org/application/vendors/signup.

Applications must be received by Sunday, February 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Questions can be directed to Scott Huntley, Festival director at shuntley@gcac.org or (614) 221-8531.

Festival Hours:  Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 13 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.  The Festival website is optimized for mobile and smartphone viewing.

The 2015 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, Hollywood Casino, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Piada Italian Street Food, Pepsi and The Westin Columbus. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Monthly, 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. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.  The Arts Council has been recognized as one of the “5 NonProfits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation. www.gcac.org.

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