Don’t Want to Hassle with Parking? COTA Makes it Easy to Get to the Columbus Arts Festival
For immediate releaseJune 2, 2015
Contact: Jami Goldstein
Columbus, Ohio—Don’t want to drive to the Columbus Arts Festival? It’s easy to get there by bus with the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA).
Celebrating our 54th festival at the Downtown Riverfront, the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival, June 12, 13 & 14, will feature fine art and fine craft from more than 300 juried local and national artists, along with continuous live entertainment, gourmet food and hands-on art activities for all ages. Each year, approximately 450,000 people attend the Festival, which has become the city’s “welcome to summer” event.
Festival patrons can explore the best routes to get to the Columbus Arts Festival at COTA.com. Local fare is $2, or buy a Day Pass for $4.50. Only cash is accepted on the buses, and drivers do not make change.
Once you’re Downtown, you can also catch the CBUS. This free Downtown circulator service travels from the Brewery District, through Downtown, to the Short North Arts District and back again. It’s free. It’s easy. Catch the CBUS. This ride’s on us. For more information visit COTA.com.
In addition to providing transportation to the central Ohio region, COTA is also providing commuters with arts experiences that we hope you will enjoy as you travel by bus to the Festival. COTA is partnering with the Greater Columbus Arts Council to help spread the word about the Festival.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 14 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 2015 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Huntington Bank, LBrands Foundation, Piada Italian Street Food, Worthington Industries, Mayco & Buckeye Ceramic Supply, The Sheraton Columbus, Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Columbus Downtown, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Pepsi and Kroger. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, Columbus Monthly, The Columbus Dispatch, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel, RBX, 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.
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