FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2012
Contact: Jami Goldstein
Columbus, Ohio – Following a national search, the Greater Columbus Arts Council announced today the selection of Scott Huntley as the new director of the Columbus Arts Festival.
Huntley brings to GCAC a 20-plus year track record of successful production and event management experience. Huntley has produced numerous high-profile public and private events worldwide for companies and organizations including Boeing, AT&T, the Boy Scouts of America and the NCAA Final Four’s Coach/Player of the Year awards.
Prior to joining GCAC, Huntley was the executive producer for live events for BT West Business Theatre Productions in Orange, CA for 15 years, as well as a senior event producer at Mills James Productions here in Columbus.
“We’re delighted to have found a Festival director of Scott’s caliber,” said Milton D. Baughman, GCAC President. “His depth of expertise in event management and production, coupled with wonderful enthusiasm and creativity, will take the leadership for the Festival to a new level as we prepare for our big move back to the downtown Riverfront—and in the years to come.”
The Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable, consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best, will take place June 1-3. The 2012 Festival will celebrate its move back home to the newly revitalized downtown riverfront, and will feature fine art and fine craft from approximately 240 nationally acclaimed juried artists, along with continuous live entertainment, gourmet food and hands-on art activities for all ages. Between 250,000 and 500,000 people are expected to attend.
For more on the 51st annual Columbus Arts Festival, visit www.ColumbusArtsFestival.org.
The 2012 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are American Electric Power, State Auto, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals, Fahlgren, Glazer’s, Heineken, Live! Technologies, Mobile Expeditions, OSU Urban Arts Space and The Westin. Media sponsors includeAlive, 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, GCAC 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, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.
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