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

March 18, 2011

Volunteers Needed for the 2011 Columbus Arts Festival

Columbus, Ohio – Applications to volunteer at the 2011 Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable, June 3, 4 & 5 in the Discovery District are now available.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council seeks volunteers to assist with a variety of duties for this year’s Festival. Applications are being accepted for the following volunteer positions:

Artists’ Booth Monitor, provide brief breaks for artists as needed
Hands-On Activities, assist with interactive art activities for children and adults
Souvenir Sales
Information Center
Set-up Crew, assist with tent & table set up, delivering supplies around site, stocking info booths, etc.

To apply, go to www.ColumbusArtsFestival.org or email festival@gcac.org. Each shift involves a four-hour commitment. Each volunteer receives an event T-shirt and is registered for a raffle prize with each shift.

“Volunteering at the Columbus Arts Festival is a great way to meet new people and give back to your community – not to mention that you get to enjoy beautiful art, great music and food and the wonderful friendly people of Columbus,” said Leah Alters, Festival Director.

Recognized as one of the top arts festivals in the country, the Columbus Arts Festival is a juried show, with more than 1,000 artists competing for approximately 240 booth spaces. Continuous entertainment, interactive art activities and great food from area restaurants are also featured. The Columbus Arts Festival is one of city’s largest and most successful events, attracting approximately 350,000 attendees.

The Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are American Electric Power, State Auto, Bella Giardino, Belvedere Vodka, Coca-Cola, Glazer’s, Heinekin, ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars and Dine Originals. Media sponsors include alive! WBNS 10TV, WOSU, CD101@102.5FM, WCBE 90.5FM, WMNI/Classic Hits 103.9 FM.

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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