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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The Columbus Arts Festival is a winner in the 3rd annual “America’s Best Art Fair Awards” competition.

Named as one of “America’s Best Art Fairs,” the survey recognized The Columbus Arts Festival as one of the top 5  juried art fairs in the country.

Please visit www.bestartfairs.com to see the entire list.




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

55th Annual Columbus Arts Festival Brings Art, Music & More to the Riverfront June 10-12

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Arts Festival, produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council), celebrates its 55th year of bringing the best in fine art and fine craft …
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2016 Columbus Arts Festival to Host Local, National Artists

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Notable local, national and international artists—representing 38 states, Canada, Belgium and Israel—will exhibit and sell their work at the 2016 Columbus Arts Festival produced by the Greater Columbus Arts …
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Art Shark at the
Columbus Arts Festival

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