Columbus Arts Festival Seeks Coordinating Committee Volunteers
For immediate releaseAugust 27, 2015
Contact: Jami Goldstein
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Arts Festival is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2016 Coordinating Committee. The Coordinating Committee is a core group of dedicated individuals responsible for pre-festival planning, as well as on-site operations during the Festival.
The 55th Columbus Arts Festival will take place June 10, 11 & 12, 2016. The Columbus Arts Festival, produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, is consistently ranked nationally as one of the country’s best. The 2016 Festival will feature fine art and fine craft from more than 300 locally and nationally acclaimed artists, incorporate new and fun interactive features, along with continuous live entertainment, gourmet food and hands-on art activities for all ages.
Joining the committee is an opportunity to learn about many aspects of event planning, get to know the arts community in Columbus including artists, performers and organizations, make new friends and have a great time contributing to the success of one of the country’s largest arts festivals.
The Committee is made up of 17 sub-committees, each responsible for specific functions within the Festival. Sub-committees include: Artist Market, Beverage Sales, Big Local Arts Tent, Canstruction, Cuisine Connection, Dance, Festival Sales, Film, Hands on Art Activities, Logistics, Marketing, Music, Operations, Street Art, Student Art Exhibition, Theatre, Volunteers and Word is Art.
Coordinating Committee volunteers spend up to 100 hours working on the Festival from November through June, but commitment varies by committee. Committee members are also critical to the on-site execution of the event.
Experience in special events or with the arts is not necessary, but energy and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. These are working committees and require a strong personal commitment. Availability during the Festival dates is required.
Individuals interested in being considered for a Coordinating Committee position should visit columbusartsfestival.org/application/committee to fill out the online application. Prospective committee members will be contacted for an interview.
The Columbus Arts Festival is consistently ranked nationally as one of the country’s best. The 2016 Festival will incorporate new and fun interactive features, feature fine art and fine craft from more than 300 locally and nationally acclaimed artists, along with continuous live entertainment, gourmet food and hands-on art activities for all ages.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To volunteer at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to www.columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.php.
For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visit www.columbusartsfestival.org for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Festival website is optimized for mobile and Smartphone viewing.
The 2016 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Chobani, CoverMyMeds, COTA, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Huntington Bank, LBrands Foundation, Kroger, The Ohio State University, Owners.com, Pepsi, Safelite, The Sheraton Columbus, SWACO and Toyota. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, Dispatch Media Group, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel, CD102.5, Mix 107.9 and WCBE 90.5.
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.
For a selection of high-res images, visit the Festival’s Press Room Images page.