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Tweet and Go Seek (@tweetandgoseek) Returns for the 2014 Columbus Arts Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2014

Contact: Jami Goldstein
jgoldstein@gcac.org
(614) 221-8492

Columbus, Ohio- Looking to have some social media fun in preparation for the 2014 Columbus Arts Festival?  Tweet and Go Seek (@tweetandgoseek) is a great way to get involved with the Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.  And anyone can participate! Two Hundred prizes worth more than $3,000 are up for grabs this year.

The Twitter game @tweetandgoseek is a lot like a scavenger hunt. Local artist and originator of the idea, Matthew Richard Barnes (aka misterbarnes) has createdsmall collages containing a restaurant, arts organization or Columbus Arts Festival food vendor gift certificate code, or other product offer on the back.  There are even some big ticket items like a Cloud Nine package at the Westin and a pair of Columbus Arts Festival VIP passes up for grabs.  The scavenger hunt will begin May 29, before the festival, with participating restaurant gift cards hidden around the downtown area. The hunt will then continue through the festival with the hidden collages. A picture of each collage and clues to its location are sent out via the @misterbarnes/@ColumbusTags accounts and re-tweeted by the Greater Columbus Arts Council from @GCAC_Cols.  The first person to find the art redeems the featured offer at the GCAC Information Booth on site at the Festival or at the restaurant or vendor presenting the offer.

Follow @misterbarnes or search #tweetandgoseek on Twitter to participate.  Be sure to sign up early—the scavenger hunt will run May 29-June 8 with prizes hidden throughout downtown and on site at the Festival.

Participating organizations and businesses to date include:   CAPA, CCAD, CD102.5, car2go, Columbus Children’s Theatre, Dirty Frank’s, Gateway Film Center, Jeni’s Ice Cream, McConnell Arts Center, OSU Department of Theatre, Piada Italian Street Food, Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Center, The Westin Hotel, Wexner Center and WOSU.

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, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Monthly, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel, CD102.5, Mix 107.9, Time Warner Cable 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.

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