Big Local Arts Village Applications Open for 2022 Columbus Arts Festival
For immediate releaseMarch 14, 2022
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Applications for exhibiting artists in the Big Local Arts Village are now open for the 2022 Columbus Arts Festival, presented by the American Electric Power Foundation June 10-12.
The Big Local Arts Village, sponsored by CoverMyMeds, features central Ohio artisans and makers who sell their work and offer hands-on demonstrations. These spots are offered to local artists in lieu of applying for a juried spot, with the goal of providing more opportunities for artists with a smaller body of work not designed for the national festival circuit. These artists pay a commission to the Arts Festival, rather than a booth fee.
“From its start as the Big Local Arts Tent over 10 years ago, the Big Local Arts Village has grown into a centerpiece of the Arts Festival,” says Festival Director Sean Kessler. “Festival guests love interacting with local artists and seeing demonstrations of everything from wood-carving to metal-working, and the village helps connect the Festival grounds with the Franklinton Arts District.”
The application deadline is May 1, 2022. Accepted artists will be notified in mid-May. More information and applications are available here: columbusartsfestival.org/apply/visual-artists/#bla.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 12 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.)
For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8625 or visit columbusartsfestival.org.
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 2022 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by the American Electric Power Foundation. Additional sponsors and partners include Bank of America, Bath & Body Works, Battelle, Cardinal Health, CDDC, CoverMyMeds, Gateway Film Center, Huntington National Bank, IGS Energy, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., King Business Interiors, Maker’s Mark, The Ohio State University, OSA Technology Partners, Paul-Henri Bourguignon Foundation, PNC, Rhinegeist, Toyota, White Castle, Whole World Lemonade and Worthington Industries Foundation. Media sponsors include ABC6/FOX28, CD92.9, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel Media, RSVP, WCBE, WOSU Public Media and WSNY.
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 and the Ohio Arts Council. None of these funds are used for the production of the Columbus Arts Festival.
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