June 6-8, 2014 at the riverfront

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Join us at the Riverfront
June 12, 13 & 14 2015!

The 2015 Columbus Arts Festival will take place at the downtown Riverfront on June 12, 13 & 14. The Riverfront will be transformed into a stunning outdoor art gallery as the nation’s top artists display their work and attract art enthusiasts from all over the country. In addition to hosting more than 300 nationally acclaimed artists, the Festival will feature fantastic gourmet fare from some of the city’s finest local restaurants, live music, theater, dance,spoken word performance, hands-on art activities and more—there’s something for everyone!

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Neal McCoy


Multi-platinum country recording artist Neal McCoy will perform on Friday night June 12 at the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival. Friends of the Festival members get VIP seating for this and all other ABC 6 Main Stage performances!


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Join us at the inaugural Columbus Arts Festival 5K Run on Saturday Morning June 13

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The Columbus Arts Festival Blog

The Word Is Art Stage Comes Alive with New, Exciting Talent

By Gretchen Hirsch

I love great stories, whether they come from the oral tradition or are read from the page as prose or poetry. As this year’s chair of the Ohio Magazine Word Is Art Stage at the Columbus Arts Festival, I share my committee’s excitement at presenting the best writers, poets, and storytellers Central Ohio (and beyond) has to offer—all selected by individual juries of experts in each category. The stage is full and you’ll find something wonderful every hour of every day the festival is open. Read more …

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Festival News

International Country Music Star Neal McCoy Performing at the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival

Neal McCoy to perform at Columbus Arts Festival Columbus, Ohio—Multi-platinum country recording artist Neal McCoy will headline the Columbus Arts Festival Friday night, June 12 at 9 p.m at the …
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Columbus Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers to Power Fun-Filled Weekend

Columbus Arts Festival volunteers have the most fun. COLUMBUS, Ohio –The Columbus Arts Festival is looking for energetic, fun-loving individuals to join their corps of volunteers for the 2015 festival …
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There’s So Much to Do at the Columbus Arts Festival

Watch art happen live with Piada Italian Street Painting. Columbus, Ohio – With more than 300 exhibiting artists at the Columbus Arts Festival, there is certainly plenty to see June …
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Art Shark at the
Columbus Arts Festival

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