CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
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jgoldstein@gcac.org

August 27, 2015

PromoWest Productions and the Greater Columbus Arts Council Announce 10 Finalists for ‘Columbus Makes Art’ Exhibition

Public Voting Now Open!

Columbus, Ohio —The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) and PromoWest Productions are proud to announce the 10 finalists for the 2015 Exhibition Columbus Makes Art.

The 10 finalists are: Mary Barczak, Tony Cochran, Mollie Hannon, Katarina Harris, Sarah Mitchell, Greg Stange, Jacob Thompson, Hawk Trackler, Sean P. Wang, Sierra Welch.

The 2015 exhibition theme is Columbus Makes Art to celebrate the launch of Art Makes Columbus/Columbus Makes Art, the new community-wide campaign to spotlight the city’s amazing artists and cultural events. Each design represents our city’s creative spirit and the creation of and/or engagement in Columbus culture.

Public voting is now open at promowestartexhibit.com/

One vote per person will be counted and the deadline to vote is Sept. 14 at 11:59 p.m.

The four artists with the most votes will have their work displayed on the south side of A&R Music Bar in the Arena District. Each will be paid a $500 honorarium by the Arts Council and receive recognition on the installed work.

Submissions were accepted from July through mid-August and 20 artists submitted work.  A review committee of community and Arena District business representatives selected the 10 finalists based on the criteria of: creativity, appropriateness to theme and aesthetically pleasing/general appeal.

About PromoWest Productions: Having hosted over 8,000 concerts since 1984, PromoWest Productions is the largest full-service independent entertainment company in the Midwest. Proud to be locally owned and operated for 30 years, PromoWest has focused on bringing Columbus the most eclectic regional and national acts in entertainment as well as showcasing local and developing acts. PromoWest owns and operates the Newport Music Hall, The LC Pavilion, The Basement and the A&R

Music Bar in Columbus, OH and Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA. PromoWest also produces PromoWest Live, a weekly TV show featuring live concert performances that airs on NBC after SNL in Columbus, Pittsburgh and Youngstown. PromoWest would like to thank the music fans, the City of Columbus, Greater Columbus Arts Council and its partners for their support over the past 30 years.

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, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.  www.gcac.org