2023 Columbus Arts Festival Patron Packages Now Available
For immediate releaseMarch 13, 2023
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Arts Festival, presented by the American Electric Power Foundation June 9-11, is once again offering its popular Patron Package, which includes tickets to its long-running Patron Party, sponsored by J.P. Morgan Chase.
The Patron Party takes place the opening night of the Festival, and this year it has a new location: the newly completed The Junto on the Scioto Peninsula (77 Belle St.). Guests who have purchased the Patron Package are invited for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live performances on Friday, June 9 from 5:30-8 p.m.
The Patron Package includes a ticket to the Friday night Patron Party, access to exclusive VIP hospitality areas at the Priscilla R. Tyson Cultural Arts Center, VIP seating at Genoa Park Stage, free water at beverage stations, a private cash bar, private air-conditioned restrooms, free Festival T-shirt and other amenities. Packages are priced at $150 per person.
Proceeds from Patron Package sales support the Arts Festival’s Artist Awards, also supported in part by White Castle. At the start of the Festival, the Festival jury reviews each exhibiting artist’s booth. Winners are notified Saturday morning before the Festival opens. Awards are given in 12 different categories; winners receive cash awards ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. Awards for exhibiting artists are an important part of the Columbus Arts Festival’s commitment to artists and the Festival’s national reputation.
For more details and to purchase tickets, visit columbusartsfestival.org/visit/patron-package.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Please note: on Friday and Saturday artist booths close at 9 p.m.; artists have the option to stay open later.)
To volunteer at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to columbusartsfestival.org/engage/volunteer/.
For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8625 or visit columbusartsfestival.org.
Download the Columbus Arts Festival app through the Apple app store or Google Play at guidebook.com/app/cafg/.
For a selection of high-res images, visit the Festival’s press media page.
The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
The 2023 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by the American Electric Power Foundation. Additional sponsors and partners include Art for Life, Bank of America, Bath & Body Works, Battelle, Cardinal Health, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, COSI, Deloitte, Encova, Graeter’s, High Bank Distillery, Holiday Inn Downtown, Hotel LeVeque, Huntington, IGS Energy, JP Morgan Chase, The Junto, King Business Interiors, ML Concessions, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, OSA Technology Partners, Paul-Henri and Erika Bourguignon Charitable Trust, Pepsi, Priscilla R. Tyson Cultural Arts Center, Rhinegeist, Toyota, The Westin Great Southern Columbus, White Castle and Whole World Lemonade. Media sponsors include ABC6/FOX28, CD92.9, Dispatch Media Group, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel Media, RSVP, WCBE, WOSU Public Media and WSNY/Mix 107.9.
Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus. www.gcac.org
The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the city of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners, Ohio Arts Council and The Ohio State University. There are no funds from the city of Columbus, Franklin County or Ohio Arts Council used to support the production of the Columbus Arts Festival.
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