June 6-8, 2014 at the riverfront

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Join us at the Riverfront
June 10, 11 & 12 2016!

The 2016 Columbus Arts Festival will take place at the downtown Riverfront on June 10, 11 & 12. 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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Call for Coordinating Committee members

Interested in getting involved? The Columbus Arts Festival is seeking new Coordinating Committee members – dedicated individuals is responsible for pre-festival planning, as well as day-to-day on-site operations.

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Join us at the Second Annual Columbus Arts Festival 5K Run on Saturday Morning June 11, 2016

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The Columbus Arts Festival was once again voted in the top 25 in the country in 2015!

It’s never too late to buy from festival artists.

Our site has direct links to the web sites of festival artists dating back to 2009! If you saw something that you have been regretting not buying at the festival – you don’t have to wait until next June. All of our artists will be glad to ship their work back to Columbus!

+ Click here to go directly to the Artists Gallery

Festival Hours:  Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Festival News

Sign Your Art Public Art Project Launched at Columbus Arts Festival

Columbus, Ohio—Sign Your Art, the brainchild of Columbus artist Stephanie Rond, is a project where the city of Columbus becomes the gallery. This is a first-of-its-kind street art project that …
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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 12-14, …
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Columbus Arts Festival Seeks Coordinating Committee Volunteers

Columbus, Ohio – The Columbus Arts Festival is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2016 Coordinating Committee.  The Coordinating Committee is a core group of dedicated individuals responsible for pre-festival …
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Art Shark at the
Columbus Arts Festival

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