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in Press Releases May 19, 2009 1 min read

Columbus, Ohio – Submit your favorite Columbus Arts Festival photo online and win prizes!

The Greater Columbus Arts Council, which produces the Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable, is looking for photos that represent your best memories of the event for the first annual Columbus Arts Festival Photo Contest.

Photos can be from any year, including the 2009 event June 5-7 in the Discovery District, surrounded by the Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus State Community College and the Columbus Museum of Art. To submit a photo, join the Columbus Arts Festival’s Flickr group ( and contribute your best shot for consideration by a panel of jurors. Three winners will be chosen. All winners will receive Festival merchandise, gift certificates and a chance to have their photo used in future promotions, with photographer credit.

The deadline for submitting photos is Sat., Jun. 6. Winners will be announced during the last day of the Festival on Sun., Jun. 7 in the afternoon. For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, including full details on how to participate and submit photos for the contest, go to

Dates and Times for the Columbus Arts Festival: The three-day Festival will be held June 5-7. Hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Jun. 5 and 6 (Fri. & Sat.), and 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jun. 7 (Sun.).

How to get there: Parking is plentiful, and the Festival is easy to get to. Columbus’ downtown offers cheap, accessible meter parking, dozens of above ground lots and parking garages close by – all inexpensive and within walking distance of the Festival.

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, GCAC funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides 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. The Columbus Arts Festival thanks the following sponsors: Time Warner Cable, alive!, American Electric Power, Salon Schools Group, Motorists Insurance, Ohio Magazine and Giant Eagle.

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CONTACT: Emily Swartzlander
(614) 221-8492