Columbus Arts Festival Patrons Can Enjoy the Festival in Comfort and Style with the NEW VIP Package
For immediate releaseApril 7, 2011
Contact: Jami Goldstein
Columbus, Ohio –The Columbus Arts Festival, presented by Time Warner Cable and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council will celebrate its 50th year of bringing the best in fine art and fine craft to Columbus, June 3, 4 & 5, 2011. The Columbus Arts Festival is rated by AmericanStylemagazine as one of the top festivals in the nation and each year hosts hundreds of juried artists from across the United States, as well as a few international artists. Music, poetry and community performance stages, hands-on arts activities for kids and adults, exhibitions of local student artwork and quality food and beverages round out Columbus’ favorite outdoor summer event.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary the Columbus Arts Festival has introduced a host of new programs and initiatives.
For the first time this year, the Columbus Arts Festival will offer VIP Packages that feature all weekend passes to an exclusive VIP Lounge providing members an oasis with comfortable seating and live music in the center of all of the Festival action.
A signed copy of the commemorative print, a festival t-shirt, free parking, comfortable seating, private restrooms, personal shopping assistance and other amenities will be available those who purchase VIP Packages.
The VIP Lounge is located next to the Savor the Arts with Dine Originals tent—featuring special menus from some of Columbus’ very best including Barcelona, The Refectory, Rigsby’s, The Top and more and wine and beer offerings not available anywhere else at the Festival. The VIP Lounge is also near the All Hands On art activities tent, featuring an adult’s only area that will be open 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4. The All Hands On Art area provides a perfect gathering place for young professionals groups or friends with creative activities involving glass, metalworking and more.
VIP members can grab a cocktail from the All Hands On Signature Bar offering the 50th Festival Signature Belvedere vodka drink, Liquid Art, and head over to relax in comfort and style in the VIP tent.
The exclusive Columbus Arts Festival VIP Package will make the perfect gift for business clients or family and friends visiting Columbus during the Festival weekend.
VIP Packages will be sold prior to and during the festival for $95. Couples package with one commemorative print for $170; group packages for $350 includes four (4) VIP passes and two (2) commemorative prints. VIP Passes are good for the entire weekend. Tickets can be purchased online at www.columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/vip.php. Proceeds from VIP Package purchases support the Festival and its education and outreach efforts.
VIP Lounge hours are 2-10 p.m. Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4; 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
Festival hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 and 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Participating artists will be announced in mid-February. For more information, visit www.columbusartsfestival.org.
The 2011 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are American Electric Power, State Auto, Belvedere Vodka, Bella Giardino Landscaping, Catering by Scott, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals, Fahlgren, Glazer’s, GRID Furnishings, Heineken, Live! Technologies, Orange Barrel, Oscar Mayer, Sherwin Williams, Target, The Westin and ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars. Media sponsors include Alive, Ohio Magazine, WBNS 10TV, WOSU, CD101@102.5FM, 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, GCAC funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides 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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