Volunteers Needed for 2014 Columbus Arts Festival – Applications Now Available
For immediate releaseFebruary 27, 2014
Contact: Jami Goldstein
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Applications to volunteer at the 2014 Columbus Arts Festival, produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, June 6, 7 & 8 along the Downtown Riverfront are now available.
The Columbus Arts Festival seeks volunteers to assist with a variety of duties for this summer’s event. Applications are being accepted for the following volunteer positions:
- Artists’ Booth Monitor, provide brief breaks for artists as needed
- Festival Ambassador
- General Volunteer
- Hands On Art Activities, assist with interactive art activities for children and adults
- Information Center/Souvenir Sales
- Patron Party Host
- Set-up Crew, assist with tent & table set up, delivering supplies around site, stocking info booths, etc.
- Stagehands, assist with entertainment stages
- Student Art Exhibition Host
- Tear-Down Helpers
- VIP & Artist Lounge Hosts
- Volunteer Registration
To apply, go to www.columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.php. Each shift involves a four-hour commitment. Each volunteer receives an event T-shirt and is registered for a raffle prize with each shift.
“Volunteering at the Columbus Arts Festival is a fun way to meet new people and give something back to your community,” said Scott Huntley, Festival director. “And you get to enjoy beautiful art, great food, excellent local music and the friendly people of Columbus!”
Recognized as one of the top arts festivals in the country, the Columbus Arts Festival is a juried show, with more than 1,000 artists competing for approximately 270 booth spaces. Continuous entertainment, interactive art activities and great food from area restaurants are also featured. The Columbus Arts Festival is one of city’s largest and most successful events, attracting approximately 450,000 attendees.
The Festival website at www.columbusartsfestival.org is optimized for mobile and Smartphone viewing.
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, 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, FranklinCounty 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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