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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Columbus Arts Festival

It may be celebrating its 50th year of bringing the best in fine art and fine craft to Columbus on June 3, 4 and 5 this year but the Columbus Arts Festival remains young in spirit with exciting new programs.. 
To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Columbus Arts Festival is creating a BIG festival experience – diverse, inclusive and creative with an emphasis on engaging a broader spectrum of the community. The 2011 celebration incorporates more community partners – local artists, local collectors and patrons, local restaurants and small businesses.
Presented by Time Warner Cable and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the overall Festival ambiance and atmosphere will be enhanced through lighting inside and outside tents at night, standing cabaret tables, landscaping throughout the Discovery District including plant and flower placement around stages and special activity tents. The Discovery District – just east of downtown – is home to some of the city’s great cultural institutions and attractions including the Columbus Museum of Art, Thurber House, the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the Columbus College of Art & Design and more.
The community can enjoy the history of the Festival at a mini-museum of Festival artifacts (50th Anniversary Festival video, photos, posters, pins etc. from prior Festivals) and also sneak a peek into the future by highlighting the much-anticipated move back to Columbus’ Riverfront for the 2012 Columbus Arts Festival. The newly revitalized Scioto Mile Park along the river will feature lush green spaces, a charming promenade and mesmerizing water features along with plazas, paths and bikeways.
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For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival visit www.columbusartsfestival.org