Columbus Arts Festival Opens Performing Artist and Food Vendor Applications for 2022 Festival
For immediate releaseOctober 6, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The nationally acclaimed Columbus Arts Festival, presented by the American Electric Power Foundation, is now accepting applications for performing artists and food vendors. The 60th annual festival will take place June 10-12, 2022 along the riverfront in Columbus’ Arena District.
Applications for performers are accepted online for music, dance, theater troupes, poets and authors through Feb. 11, 2022. For application forms and tip sheets on submitting them, visit columbusartsfestival.org/apply/performing-artists.
Applications for food vendors will be accepted online through Feb. 9, 2022. The Arts Festival fills between 20 and 40 food vendor spaces each year. For applications and tip sheets, visit columbusartsfestival.org/apply/food-vendors.
Each June, the Columbus Arts Festival, produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council and consistently ranked nationally as one of the country’s best, 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, dance, spoken word, theater, hands-on arts activities for the entire family, as well as quality food and beverages, round out Columbus’ favorite outdoor summer event.
Exhibiting visual artists, as well as residents of central Ohio interested in the Emerging Artist program, may apply through Dec. 17, 2021 at columbusartsfestival.org/apply/visual-artists.
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.)
To volunteer at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.
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 and Body Works, CoverMyMeds, IGS Energy, OSA Technology Partners and PNC. Media sponsors include CD92.9 and WSNY.
In 2022 the Columbus Arts Festival moves to the riverfront in Columbus’ Arena District. This marks the fourth location in the Festival’s 60-year history, starting first in 1962 on the lawn of the Ohio Statehouse before migrating to the Scioto River waterfront. While the riverfront was reshaped in the early 2010s, the Festival made its home in the Discovery District before returning to the river in 2012. Now, with the growth of the Scioto Peninsula, the Columbus Arts Festival will make its home in the Arena District, filling out Long and Spring Streets along the riverfront, North Bank Park and McFerson Commons. In addition to being the home for hockey, baseball and soccer for Columbus, the easily accessible Arena District offers amenities like a variety of restaurants and stores, as well as close proximity to hotels, bike paths and parking garages, the Scioto Mile, the Greater Columbus Convention Center, downtown and the Short North Arts District. Learn more at arenadistrict.com.
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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