FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2014
Contact: Jami Goldstein
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The nationally acclaimed Columbus Arts Festival is now accepting online visual artist applications. The 54th annual festival will take place June 12, 13 & 14, 2015 at the beautifully revitalized Downtown Riverfront.
Applications are accepted in 16 categories of media. Artists are chosen by a panel of experts in a blind jury process. Each year more than 1,000 artists apply for approximately 300 booth spaces.
Local artists also are encouraged to apply to the Festival’s Emerging Artist program, designed specifically for artists with extremely limited or no experience exhibiting and selling their artwork at national arts festivals. This program is open to emerging artists in Franklin and surrounding counties.
Each June, the Columbus Arts Festival, consistently ranked nationally as one of the country’s best and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, brings the best in fine art and fine craft to Columbus. The Festival hosts hundreds of juried artists from across the United States, as well as a few international artists each year. Music, poetry and community artists and performances, hands-on arts activities for the entire family, exhibitions of local community and student artwork and quality food and beverages round out Columbus’ favorite outdoor summer event.
For specifics regarding applications and details of participation, visit www.columbusartsfestival.org/apply.
Deadline for visual artist applications is January 16, 2015.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 14from 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 2015 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, Hollywood Casino, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Piada Italian Street Food, Pepsi 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 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, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. The Arts Council has been recognized as one of the “5 NonProfits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation. www.gcac.org
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