Performance Applications Now Open for the 2017 Columbus Arts Festival
For immediate releaseOctober 21, 2016
Contact: Jami Goldstein
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The nationally acclaimed Columbus Arts Festival is now accepting performing artist applications in music, dance and theater. The 56th annual festival will take place June 9, 10 and 11, 2017 along the Columbus downtown riverfront.
The Festival hosts hundreds of juried artists from across the United States including local emerging artists and a few international artists each year. Gourmet food and beverages, hands-on art activities for the entire family, live music, spoken word, dance and more round out Columbus’ favorite outdoor, welcome to summer event. Approximately 450,000 visitors attend the Festival each year.
The Festival is currently accepting applications for performers to fill dozens of slots on the ABC 6 Main Stage, Club Sharkey’s, the Acoustic Lounge, the Dance/Theater Stage and several other venues at the festival during the three-day event. Strolling performers will perform throughout the Festival site.
For applications and specifics regarding details of participation, visit www.columbusartsfestival.org/apply/.
Deadline for applications is Feb. 15, 2017.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 11 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 2017 Columbus Arts Festival is powered by American Electric Power. Additional sponsors include AT&T, Blue Moon, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, Columbia Gas of Ohio, Columbus Recreation & Parks, Columbus State Community College, COTA, CoverMyMeds, DLZ, G&J Pepsi-Cola, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Grange Insurance, Hopper Cart, Hotel LeVeque, Huntington, IKEA, Kroger, LAZ Parking, LBrands Foundation, Nationwide, Oakland Nursery, The Ohio State University, PNC, Safelite, Svedka, Toyota, Vintage Wine, The Westin Columbus and White Castle. Media sponsors include ABC6/WSYX and FOX28, CD102.5, Dispatch Media Group, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel Media, RBX, 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