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Performance Applications Now Available for 2014 Columbus Arts Festival

November 15, 2013

Contact: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Performance applications for musicians, theatre and dance troupes are now available for the Columbus Arts Festival, which will take place June 6, 7 and 8, 2014 along the Scioto Mile at the beautiful Downtown Riverfront.

The Columbus Arts Festival, produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, will celebrate its 53rd 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, live music, spoken word and more round out Columbus’ favorite outdoor, kick-off to summer event.  Approximately 450,000 visitors attend the Festival each year.

The Festival is currently accepting applications for musical performers to fill dozens of performance slots on the Bicentennial and Community Stages throughout the three-day event.


The Bicentennial Stage is a large outdoor pavilion in Bicentennial Park. The Community Stage is a 16’ x 24’ stage located near COSI and is best suited for solo artists, trios, quartets and dancers and theatre troupes. Strolling performers will perform in designated areas throughout the Festival site.

“Columbus is a city with a tremendous passion for music, theatre and dance and boasts a long history of world-class performing artists,” said Scott Huntley, Festival director.  “The Columbus Arts Festival is proud to present some of the best that our vibrant and diverse performing arts scene has to offer.”

For specifics regarding applications and details of participation, visit www.columbusartsfestival.org/apply.

Deadline for performance applications is Friday, February 7, 2014.

Festival Hours:  Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 8 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 Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

The 2014 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Hollywood Casino, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Limited Brands Foundation, Piada Italian Street Food, Pepsi, Birds Eye, Live! Technologies, Sugardaddy’s and The Westin Columbus. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, 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, 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, FranklinCounty and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.


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