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in Press Releases September 9, 2010 2 min read

Columbus, Ohio – 2011 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable. To celebrate this momentous occasion, local artists from Franklin and surrounding counties are called to submit designs for the Columbus Arts Festival Commemorative Print. The ideal work will capture the spirit and vibrancy of the arts in Columbus—and represent the impact the Columbus Arts Festival has had on the city over the past 50 years. The deadline to submit work for the competition has been extended to Monday, December 6, 2010.

Designing the Commemorative Print for the 50th annual Columbus Arts Festival is a fantastic opportunity for an artist to share work with Festival fans and art lovers throughout the community. The Greater Columbus Arts Council is thrilled to open this competition to Columbus’ many talented local artists.

Artists must design and execute a piece of work that is print-ready or photographed to be such as a commemorative print suitable for reproduction by the Columbus Arts Festival. The chosen artist for the 2011 Commemorative Print will receive $1000, VIP passes to the Festival, associated merchandise and a complimentary booth space (if desired) at the 2011 Columbus Arts Festival. The top nine artists will receive $100. There is a $10 fee per entry.

Entries must be received by Monday, December 6, 2010 in order to have an original design considered for the 2011 Columbus Arts Festival Commemorative Print.

Artist collaborations are allowed for this competition.

Jurors for the selection of the top 10 designs include Shelley Mann, editor of Columbus alive!, Jerry Gilmore and Aaron Hequembourg, two of the Columbus Arts Festival jurors.  The top 10 finalists selected by  the jury will be placed on the Columbus alive! Web site in January for a people’s choice vote. More details and the Festival jurors bios below, along with a link to the release and application.


For official guidelines and to download application, click here or go to For more information contact Leah Alters, Columbus Arts Festival director at

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