Tweet and Go Seek (@tweetandgoseek) Returns for the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival
For immediate releaseMay 20, 2015
Contact: Jami Goldstein
Columbus, Ohio—Looking to have some social media fun in preparation for the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival? Tweet and Go Seek (@tweetandgoseek) is a great way to get involved with the Columbus Arts Festival produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Anyone can participate, and more than 200 prizes are up for grabs this year.
The Twitter game @tweetandgoseek is a lot like a scavenger hunt. Local artist and originator of the idea, Matthew Richard Barnes (aka @misterbarnes) has created a game where participants hunt for pieces of art, hidden downtown and around the Festival, which contain a code on the back that can be redeemed for a prize.
Prizes range from festival food vendor gift certificates to tickets to movies and performances, and there are even some big ticket items like pairs of VIP passes to the Arts Festival, a membership to the Columbus Museum of Art or Franklin Park Conservatory, or an overnight hotel stay at The Sheraton Columbus or Doubletree Suites.
The scavenger hunt starts before the Festival, on June 4 in the downtown area and continues at the Festival along the riverfront. To play, users must follow @tweetandgoseek or #tweetandgoseek on Twitter and/or instagram. Barnes will post clues to find the artwork. The lucky participant who finds the tile first, keeps it and follows instructions on the back to redeem an additional prize—some prizes will be redeemable directly from the vendor while others must be collected at the Festival.
Barnes will create the scavenger hunt artwork with photos of work by artists in Wild Goose Creative’s Wild Art Columbus exhibition that are printed onto small wooden tiles—ensuring each participant receives a print of local artwork as well as the fun prize on the back.
Prizes that must be redeemed at the Festival will be available at the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Art Makes Columbus booth on Civic Center Drive just south of the Rich Street Bridge.
The Columbus Arts Festival will be reweeting #tweetandgoseek via @CbusArtsFest to share clues and posts by excited prize winners.
Participating organizations and businesses to date include: BalletMet, CAPA, Chamber Music Columbus, Columbus Landmarks, Columbus Museum of Art, COSI, Dirty Franks, Franklin Park Conservatory, Gallerie Bar & Bistro, Gateway Film Center, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Island Noodles, MadLab, McConnell Arts Center, Pizza Cottage, Short North Alliance, Snowie Daze, SteamRoller Bagel Sandwiches, Sweet Carrot Food Truck, and Two Caterers.
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, Express, 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.