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Food Vendor Applications Now Available for 2013 Columbus Arts Festival

November 26, 2012

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 presented by Time Warner Cable, June 7, 8 & 9, 2013. 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 400,000 art and food lovers attend each year.

In 2013, the Columbus Arts Festival will celebrate its 52nd year of bringing the best in fine art and fine craft 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 and quality of 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 their menus and the look and cleanliness of their sales area as judged from pictures submitted with applications. Vegetarian and creative menus are encouraged.

To apply, go to http://columbusartsfestival.org/application/vendors/signup. Applications must be received by February 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m EST.

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

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 and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.