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Greater Columbus Arts Council to Host Free Health & Wellness Fair for Artists, Public at 2015 Columbus Arts Festival

May 15, 2015

Contact: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492

Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) is hosting the second annual Artist Health & Wellness Fair at the Columbus Arts Festival on Friday June 12.

The free wellness fair will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Arts Center (139 W. Main St.) in the Main Gallery and is open to all local artists and artists exhibiting at the festival.

The Artist Health & Wellness Fair will feature vendors providing free medical screenings, activities, demonstrations, information and resources to artists and is free and open to the public.

Attendees will enjoy a free, healthy continental breakfast and five minute massages will be provided.

For more information, contact dpoelsma@gcac.org.

All services provided at the event are FREE.  Following is a list of the vendors that will be on site:

  • Aids Resource Center of Ohio — HIV, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing
  • Breathing Association — Blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar screenings
  • Columbus Public Health – Health information and resources
  • James Mobile Mammography Unit—mammography screenings
  • Massages –—Two massage therapists will provide five-minute massages
  • Planned Parenthood – Information on their services and locations in the community, information on preventative care and free condoms
  • Tai Chi – Two Tai Chi instructors will provide demos for adults and children

Festival Hours:  Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 14 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 for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Festival website is optimized for mobile and Smartphone viewing.

The 2015 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Huntington Bank, LBrands Foundation, Piada Italian Street Food, Worthington Industries, Mayco & Buckeye Ceramic Supply, The Sheraton Columbus, Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Columbus Downtown, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Pepsi and Kroger. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, Columbus Monthly, The Columbus Dispatch, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel, RBX, 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, 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.

For a selection of high-res images, visit the Festival’s Press Room Images page.


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