VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2012 COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL
For immediate releaseMay 8, 2012
Contact: Jami Goldstein
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Applications to volunteer at the 2012 Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable, June 1, 2 & 3 along the Downtown Riverfront are now available.
The Greater Columbus Arts Council seeks volunteers to assist with a variety of duties for this year’s Festival. Applications are being accepted for the following volunteer positions:
- Artists’ Booth Monitor, provide brief breaks for artists as needed
- Hands-On Activities, assist with interactive art activities for children and adults
- Souvenir Sales • Information Center
- Dine Originals at the Festival
- Set-up Crew, assist with tent & table set up, delivering supplies around site, stocking info booths, etc.
- Stagehands, assist with entertainment stages
- VIP Tent
To apply, go to www.columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.php. Each shift involves a four-hour commitment. Each volunteer receives an event T-shirt and is registered for a raffle prize with each shift.
“Volunteering at the Columbus Arts Festival is a fun way to meet new people and give back to your community,” said Scott Huntley, Festival director. “And you get to enjoy beautiful art, great music and food and the friendly people of Columbus!”
Recognized as one of the top arts festivals in the country, the Columbus Arts Festival is a juried show, with more than 1,000 artists competing for approximately 240 booth spaces. Continuous entertainment, interactive art activities and great food from area restaurants are also featured. The Columbus Arts Festival is one of city’s largest and most successful events, attracting approximately 300,000 attendees.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visitwww.ColumbusArtsFestival.org for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
The 2012 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are American Electric Power, Annie’s Fund for the Creative Arts, BP, Clear Channel Outdoor, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals, Glazer’s, Heineken, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Jose Cuervo, Live! Technologies, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Orange Barrel Media, OSU Urban Arts Space and The Westin. Media sponsors include Alive, Ohio Magazine, WBNS 10TV, WOSU, CD102.5, WCBE 90.5FM, WMNI/Classic Hits 103.9 FM.
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.
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