CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492
jgoldstein@gcac.org

August 3, 2010

COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL SEEKS COORDINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR 2011

Columbus, Ohio – The Columbus Arts Festival is seeking volunteers to serve on the Coordinating Committee for the 50th Anniversary of the Festival, June 3-5, 2011. The Coordinating Committee assists with several aspects of planning and execution of this annual event, produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Coordinating Committee volunteers spend up to 100 hours working on the Festival from November through June, but commitment varies by committee. Volunteers also are largely responsible for the on-site execution of the event, requiring a significant time commitment the weekend of the Festival. Experience in special events or with the arts is not necessary, but energy and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. These are working committees and require a strong personal commitment. Availability during the Festival dates is required.

Individuals interested in being considered for a Coordinating Committee position should send a resume and cover letter to: Leah Alters, Columbus Arts Festival Director, 100 E. Broad Street, Suite 2250, Columbus, OH 43215 or via e-mail to lalters@gcac.org. Deadline for application is Fri., Oct. 1. Prospective committee members will be contacted for an interview.

The Columbus Arts Festival is consistently ranked nationally as one of the country’s best. The 50th Anniversary of the 2011 Festival will be a grand celebration and incorporate new and fun interactive features, feature fine art and fine craft from approximately 230 nationally acclaimed artists, along with continuous live entertainment, gourmet food and hands-on art activities for all ages.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, GCAC funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community.GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. Thanks also to Time Warner Cable, alive!, American Electric Power and CD101 for support of the Columbus Arts Festival.

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