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    Walker Evans
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    Press Release:

    Columbus Arts Festival Brings Art, Music, Dance, Poetry and More to the Columbus Riverfront June 7, 8 & 9, 2013

    The Columbus Arts Festival, presented by Time Warner Cable and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council celebrates its 52nd year of bringing the best in fine art and fine craft to Columbus, June 7, 8 & 9, 2013. The Columbus Arts Festival has been rated by AmericanStyle and Sunshine Artist magazines as one of the top festivals in the nation and each year hosts hundreds of juried artists from across the United States, as well as a few international artists. Music, poetry and community performance stages, hands-on arts activities, exhibitions of local student artwork and local artist collectives and a widened selection of quality food and beverages round out Columbus’ favorite outdoor summer event.

    The overall ambiance of the festival is amplified by the beautiful Columbus downtown riverfront, known as the Scioto Mile, Bicentennial Park and the two new bridges at Main and Rich Streets. The newly revitalized Scioto Mile Park along the river features lush green spaces, a charming promenade and mesmerizing water features along with plazas, paths and bikeways. The Festival’s return to the Riverfront in 2012 brought in record crowds and drew praise festival goers of all ages.

    “We are very excited for our second year back at Columbus’ Riverfront. This beautifully renovated area is a phenomenal venue for the Festival and we are looking forward to drawing even bigger crowds in 2013,” said Scott Huntley, director of the Columbus Arts Festival.

    Following are some of the exciting initiatives happening at the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival:

    Emerging Artists

    The Emerging Artist Program program, started in 2011, is designed to help promote Central Ohio artists who are new to presenting their work at festivals. Artists from Central Ohio will be selected by the Festival jurors and in addition to a lower booth fee they will also receive assistance from Festival staff on how to best present their work to the public.

    Dine Originals at the Festival

    In partnership with Dine Originals, this cuisine area will showcase local restaurants and their delicious gourmet fare at the Festival. Dine Originals will feature special menus developed by local restaurants.

    Big Local Arts Tent

    Local artists and artist collectives like Junctionview, Creative Arts of Women, Wild Goose Creative, Idea Foundry and more have joined together to present an make and take and demonstration area at the Festival. Come meet some of Columbus’ most creative artists and learn more about art making.

    Three Entertainment Stages

    In addition to the Main Stage at Bicentennial Park which features some of Columbus’ top musicians and the Community Stage will highlight multiple art forms including dance, theatre and music. The Ohio Magazine Word is Art Stage is back with spoken word performances, storytelling and a poetry slam on Saturday night.

    Friends of the Festival Package

    The Friends of the Festival Lounge will be located in the Cultural Arts Center for Festival supporters, artists and sponsors to come and relax. A Festival souvenir t-shirt or towel, comfortable seating, free water and snacks, a private cash bar, VIP restrooms, personal shopping assistance and other amenities will be provided to Friends of the Festival.

    Friends of the Festival packages will be sold prior to and during the festival. Passes are good for the entire weekend. To find out how to become a Friend of the Festival visit the Festival Web site at http://www.columbusartsfestival.org/friends

    Environmental Programs

    The 2013 Festival will have an expanded focus on our impact on the environment. Special programs will be implemented to reduce trash headed for the landfill and to increase our recycling of plastic, paper, and pre consumer food waste. Additionally, the festival plans to power the Bicentennial Stage with a solar and wind power generator.

    The Festival Web site at http://www.columbusartsfestival.org is optimized for mobile and smartphone viewing.

    Festival Hours: Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    To volunteer for these and other activities at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to http://www.columbusartsfestival.org/volunteer

    For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visit http://www.ColumbusArtsFestival.org for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

    The 2013 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are American Electric Power, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals, Glazer’s, Heineken, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Live! Technologies, Orange Barrel Media, and The Westin Columbus. Media sponsors include Alive, Ohio Magazine, WBNS 10TV, WOSU, CD102.5, WCBE 90.5FM.



    GCAC Presents: Celebrating all things art
    Published on May 30, 2013 8:00 am
    By: Gretchen Hirsch

    The calendar says summer begins on June 21, but for artists and arts lovers throughout the country, summer officially arrives three weeks earlier, June 7-9, with the opening of the Columbus Arts Festival, presented by Time Warner Cable and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/gcac-presents-celebrating-all-things-art



    Columbus Arts Festival growing again in 2nd year back at Scioto Mile
    Jun 7, 2013, 2:46pm EDT
    Evan Weese
    Web coordinator-Business First

    The Columbus Arts Festival is back on the downtown riverfront and bigger than ever. The three-day event – running Friday through Sunday – is expected to draw 400,000 visitors in its second year back on the Scioto Mile, its home for 25 years before the city finished a four-year renovation of the 145-acre parkland in 2011.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2013/06/07/columbus-arts-festival-growing-again.html

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    Strolled the fest a bit this afternoon. Got some great lunch from the Dine Originals tent. $6 for two big tacos from Chile Verde was awesome! :D



    Press Release:
    Steven Olszewski Takes Best of Show at 2013 Columbus Arts Festival

    Columbus, Ohio – Steven Olszewski, ceramics from Pinckney, MI, took home $2,000 and the best of show award today at the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival. Olszewski, located at booth M-277 on Main Street Bridge, will be selling his award-winning work, along with approximately 270 other artists from across the nation, and the world, at the Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable this weekend. The Festival, located at the Downtown Riverfront, will be open from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

    Ten other artists also won awards today. Award winners were chosen by an on-site panel of local arts experts. Award winners will be invited to participate in next year’s Festival. Award winners are:

    Jurors’ Choice, 3-Dimensional ($1,000 each)
    – Nicario Jimenez, 3D Mixed Media (Naples, FL, booth R-87)
    – Thomas Savrda, Mixed Media (Kent, CT, booth R-074)
    – Angelia McKee, Glass (Logan, OH, booth R-030)

    Jurors’ Choice, 2-Dimensional ($1,000 each)
    – Robin Lauersdorf, Drawing (Monona, WI, booth M-240)
    – Jason Jenkins, Painting (Nashport, OH, booth C-135)
    – Robert Flowers, Painting (Summerfield, NC, booth C-138)

    Merit Award ($500 each)
    – Clifford Lounsbury, Wood (Tawas City, MI, booth M-242)
    – Erika Bell, 3D Mixed Media (Flower Mound, TX, booth M-288)
    – Lance Munn, Wood (Bloomfield, IN, booth M-210)

    Best Presentation ($500)
    – Joan Rasmussen, Sculpture (Atlanta, GA, booth R-5)

    Best Emerging Artist
    Frank Kozarich, Photography (Columbus, OH, 43224; booth R-22)



    Photos: Columbus Arts Festival 2013
    Published on June 10, 2013 7:50 am
    By: Erin Bloodgood

    The 2013 Edition of the Columbus Arts Festival took place this past weekend in the RiverSouth area in Downtown Columbus. The weather was perfect for the event, and art fans took to the streets for entertainment, food, sculpture, demonstrations, music, and a whole lot of art.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/photos-columbus-arts-festival-2013-eb1

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