2012 Columbus Arts Festival Street Closings, Biking and Parking Information
For immediate releaseMay 29, 2012
Contact: Jami Goldstein
Festival Hours: Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The following streets will close at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 31 and will re-open at 4 a.m. on Monday, June 4. Broad Street will remain open throughout the event.
- Civic Center / Second Street from Town to Mound
- Civic Center South from Mound to Main
- Main from west side of Bell to Front
- Cherry Street from Front to Second
- Rich Street (Town West of the River) from the west side of Belle to Front
- Noble Street East side of Second to South Civic Center
- Jewett Alley Closed at Mound
- Town Street from Ludlow to Civic Center
Parking is available in garages and lots throughout the Downtown area including at COSI, Vets Memorial, the Commons garage, Front Street garage surrounding and numerous area surface lots.
Limited wheelchair-accessible parking is available (bagged meters) north of Town Street on Broad Street and on the north side of Mound Street west of Front Street.
Bike on down! The Columbus Arts Festival has teamed up Pedal Instead to provide a secure corral for bikes all weekend on Civic Center Drive just north of Town Street.
COTA will operate regularly scheduled bus service during each day of the Festival.
To volunteer for these and other activities at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go towww.columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.php.
For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visitwww.ColumbusArtsFestival.org for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
The 2012 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are American Electric Power, Annie’s Fund for the Creative Arts, BP, Clear Channel Outdoor, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals, Glazer’s, Heineken, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Jose Cuervo, Live! Technologies, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Orange Barrel Media, OSU Urban Arts Space and The Westin. Media sponsors include Alive, Ohio Magazine, WBNS 10TV, WOSU, CD102.5, WCBE 90.5FM, WMNI/Classic Hits 103.9 FM.
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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