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Columbus Arts Festival

June 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - June 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


*This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Columbus Arts Festival, presented by American Electric Power, returns to the downtown riverfront to kick off summer with more than 250 professional juried visual artists, four performing art stages, a hands-on activities village, the Big Local Art Village, scores of food vendors including popular local food trucks, and local craft brews.

The deadline for visual artist applications is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

Applications for performing artists (music, theater, dance and spoken word), food vendors and portrait artists (caricature, charcoal, temporary tattoo and face painting) are also open. Deadlines for those mediums close at 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Food Vendors: Tuesday, Feb. 11
  • Musicians: Friday, Feb. 14
  • Authors, Storytellers, Poets: Friday, Feb. 21
  • Dance and Theater: Friday, Feb. 28
  • Portrait Artists: Friday, March 6


Downtown Columbus Riverfront on the Scioto Mile
233 Civic Center Dr.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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(614) 224-2606
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