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in Press Releases November 19, 2009 1 min read

Columbus, Ohio – The Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable is accepting applications for performing artists, poets and food vendors for the 2010 event, June 4-6 in the Discovery District downtown.

Applications for performing artists are due Fri., Jan. 15. Applications for food vendors are due Fri., Jan. 22, and applications for poets are due Mon., Feb. 10. To download an application, visit

In 2010, the Columbus Arts Festival, produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, will celebrate its 49th year of bringing the best in fine art and fine craft to Columbus. The Festival hosts approximately 230 national and international visual artists each year, chosen by a jury from more than 1,000 applications. Gourmet food and beverages, hands-on art activities for the entire family, exhibitions of local student artwork and music and spoken word performances round out the city’s favorite outdoor summer event.

Poets chosen to perform at the event will read at appointed times in the Poetry Corner tent – a location dedicated to poetry performance. Musical performers will play on either the Main or Club stages. Food vendors will receive a booth space to sell goods throughout the event. Creative menus are encouraged.

Help us showcase the best of Columbus’ musical talent! Download the Call for Musicians Poster–take it to your favorite hangout or give it to your favorite band  (PDF, 2M)


Contact Amanda Teague, Columbus Arts Festival Coordinator, with application questions at or (614) 224-2606.

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. Thanks also to Time Warner Cable, alive!, American Electric Power and CD101 for support of the Columbus Arts Festival.


CONTACT: Emily Swartzlander
(614) 221-8492