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

June 3, 2013

Don’t Want to Hassle with Parking? COTA Makes Getting to the Columbus Arts Festival Easy

Columbus, Ohio – Don’t want to drive to the Columbus Arts Festival? It’s easy to get there by bus with 16 lines available through the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA).

Celebrating our 52nd festival at the Downtown Riverfront, the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable, June 7, 8, and 9, will feature fine art and fine craft from more than 270 juried local and national artists, along with continuous live entertainment, gourmet food and hands-on art activities for all ages. Each year, approximately 300,000 people attend the Festival, which has become the city’s welcome to summer event.

In addition to providing transportation to residents in the Central Ohio area, COTA is also providing commuters with arts experiences that we hope you will enjoy as you travel by bus to the Festival.

COTA is also partnering with the Greater Columbus Arts Council to help spread the word about the Columbus Arts Festival.  Look for the more than 350 Art Shark placards installed in buses throughout the city.  The Art Shark is the Columbus Arts Festival’s official mascot.

Festival patrons can use the following COTA routes to get to the Columbus Arts Festival site:

1 Cleveland/Livingston

2 N High/ E Main

3 W Mound/Northwest (No service to Northwest on Sundays)

4 Indianola/Parsons

5 W 5th Ave

6 Sullivant/ Mt Vernon

7 Neil/Whittier

8 Hamilton/Frebis via German Village

9 Leonard/Brentnell

10 E Broad/W Broad

11 Oak/Bryden / St Clair

12 Fields(No service to McKinley on Saturday and Sunday)

15 Grove City

16 E Long/S High

18 Kenny/Downtown via OSU

21 Night Owl Clintonville to Brewery District (Friday and Saturday nights, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.)

Buses will run during Festival hours. Local fare is $2 or buy a DayPass for $4.50—Cash only and drivers do not make change. For more information on COTA, visit www.cota.com.

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 at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to www.columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.php.

For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visit 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 Adept, American Electric Power Foundation, Bic, Blue  Moon, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals, FlyColumbus.com, Glazer’s, Hollywood Casino, Huntington, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Live! Technologies, Orange Barrel Media, and The Westin. Media sponsors include Alive, Ohio Magazine, WBNS 10TV, WOSU, CD102.5, WCBE 90.5FM, Mix 107.9 & Rewind 103.5/104.3.

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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