Columbus Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers to Fuel Fun-Filled Weekend
For immediate releaseApril 12, 2018
Contact: Jami Goldstein
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Arts Festival powered by American Electric Power (AEP) is looking for energetic, fun-loving individuals to join their corps of volunteers for the 2018 festival June 8-10.
Produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Columbus Arts Festival kicks off summer with a weekend event including more than 270 artists selling work; six stages featuring performances in music, theater, dance and spoken word; more than 35 food and drink vendors; and hands-on art activities and demonstrations.
In order to create this spectacular event for more than 450,000 people, the Arts Council recruits hundreds of volunteers to join their team.
Volunteers, sponsored by Bank of America, do everything from help with the hands-on art activities, to staffing artists’ booths while they take a short break, to being a stagehand. With a commitment of just a few hours, volunteers can be part of the annual event, and will receive a retro-styled T-shirt designed by Homage, snacks and bottled water, and a swag bag with tickets to area arts organizations.
Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older, and those aged 12-16 must participate with an adult during their shift. Volunteers who monitor artist booths must be 16 or older. Volunteers for the VIP Lounge and beverage booths must be 21 or older.
Visit the Columbus Arts Festival website to see a full list of volunteer opportunities and apply to join the festival team: columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer
Festival Hours: Friday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Please note: on Friday and Saturday artist booths close at 9 p.m.)
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.
The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
The 2018 Columbus Arts Festival is powered by American Electric Power. Additional sponsors and partners include Smart Columbus, AT&T, Bank of America, Blue Moon, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, Columbus Recreation & Parks, COTA, CoverMyMeds, Easton Town Center, G&J Pepsi Cola, Graeters, Grange, Hotel LeVeque, Huntington, IGS Energy, Jose Cuervo, LAZ Parking, LBrands Foundation, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Nationwide, The Ohio State University, OSA Technology Partners, PNC, Puffin Foundation West, Three Olives Vodka, Toyota, Vintage Wine Distributors, Westin Columbus, White Castle and Worthington Industries. Media sponsors include ABC6/FOX28, CD102.5, Dispatch Media Group, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Mix 107.9, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel Media, RBX Media, RSVP, WCBE 90.5 and WOSU Public Media.
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, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the city of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. www.gcac.org
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