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

June 2, 2010

COTA ROUTES AVAILABLE DURING COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL

Columbus, Ohio – Don’t want to drive to the Columbus Arts Festival? It’s easy to get there by bus with six routes available through the Central Ohio Transit Authority.

Now in its 49th year, the Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable – June 4, 5 and 6 in the Discovery District – will feature fine art and fine craft from approximately 230 juried artists, along with continuous live entertainment, gourmet food and hands-on art activities for all ages. Each year, approximately 400,000 people attend the Festival, which has become the unofficial kick-off to the summer season.

This is the Festival’s third year in the Discovery District, which boasts cultural amenities such as the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus State Community College, the Columbus Museum of Art, Thurber House and the Topiary Park. The Festival is located on the campuses of the Columbus College of Art and Design and Columbus State Community College.

Festival patrons can use the following COTA routes to get to the Columbus Arts Festival site: Route 16, serving Long Street/Easton; Route 11, serving St. Clair; Route 10, serving East Broad Street; Route 9, serving Leonard/Brentnell; Route 6, serving Mount Vernon Avenue; and Route 1, serving Cleveland Avenue. Buses will run during Festival hours, which are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri., June 4 and Sat., June 5 and 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sun., June 6.

For more on the Columbus Arts Festival, visit www.ColumbusArtsFestival.org. For more information on COTA, visit www.cota.com.

The Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors include: American Electric Power, State Auto Insurance Companies, The Motorists Insurance Group, Giant Eagle and The Westin. Media sponors are WOSU and alive! Additional media support provided by CD101, Classic Hits 103.9/WMNI. WCBE, WBNS 10TV and Ohio Magazine.

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, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide 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.

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