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Councilmembers Celebrate The Columbus Arts Festival

Columbus City Council is proud to support The Columbus Arts Festival, June 9-11, along the Scioto Riverfront and Bicentennial Park. The event kicks off this Friday at 11am.

The Columbus Arts Festival, produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), is Central Ohio’s pinnacle arts event bringing visitors and exhibitors from across the nation. This year, approximately 450,000 people are expected to attend the Festival’s 300 local and national artists, six stages and dozens of local food and beverage vendors.

“I am pleased to welcome this year’s visiting artists and festival patrons,” said Council President Pro Tem Priscilla Tyson. “I encourage everyone to visit the Scioto Riverfront and experience the arts in action."

“Columbus has a vibrant arts community cultivating creativity and expression across the City,” said Councilmember Michael Stinziano. “The Arts Festival is an immense point of pride for the City of Columbus.”

Council President Pro Tem Tyson and Councilmember Stinziano serve as Council’s GCAC Board Representatives.

Columbus City Council supports GCAC throughout the year. The organization administers nearly 97% of the City hotel/motel tax set aside for cultural services to enrich the community. In 2016, GCAC received an estimated $6,441,000 in City generated revenue. 

A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations. It also provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences within our community.

Festival Hours: 

  • Friday, June 9, 11am - 10:30pm
  • Saturday, June 10, 10am - 10:30pm
  • Sunday, June 11, 10am - 5pm 

For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8625 or visit