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in Press Releases June 2, 2010 1 min read

The Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner kicks off the summer event season this weekend!  Following is information regarding Festival area street closings, parking and transportation options.

Festival Hours:

11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fri., Jun. 4 and Sat., Jun. 5

11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sun., Jun. 6.


The following streets will close at 9 a.m. on Thu., Jun. 3 and will re-open at 4 a.m. on Mon., Jun. 7. Broad Street will remain open throughout the event.

• Cleveland Avenue from Broad Street to Long Street

• 9th Street from Broad Street to Long Street

• Washington Avenue from Broad Street to Long Street

• Gay Street from Grant Street to Washington Avenue

• Boone Street from Washington Avenue to 11th

The following street will close at 10 a.m. on Thu., Jun. 3 and will re-open at 4 a.m. on Mon., Jun. 7:

• Long Street from Cleveland Avenue to Washington Avenue


Parking is available in garages and lots throughout the Columbus State Community College, CCAD and surrounding areas. Parking at most area schools and universities will be $5, with proceeds going to student scholarships.

Limited wheelchair-accessible parking is available off of Spring Street in a marked parking lot. Wheelchairs are available for use by the public at the information/volunteer tents throughout the Festival site.

Other Transportation Options

COTA will operate regularly scheduled bus service during each day of the Festival. And once again, the Columbus Arts Festival has teamed up Consider Biking to provide a secure corral for bikes at the corner of Long St. and Washington all weekend.


The Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors include: American Electric Power, State Auto Insurance Companies, The Motorists Insurance Group, Giant Eagle and The Westin. Media sponors are WOSU and alive! Additional media support provided by CD101, Classic Hits 103.9/WMNI. WCBE, WBNS 10TV and Ohio Magazine.

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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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492