The Annual Columbus Arts Festival

The Columbus Arts Festival is four great days of fabulous exhibits on the Riverfront in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Art enthusiasts attend from all over to see over 300 artists that are nationally acclaimed.


Art Festival


Location: Downtown Riverfront, Columbus, Ohio

Artists’ Market
More than 250 craft persons and artists will be featured.

Emerging Artists
The 230-some artists featured at this year’s Columbus Arts Festival will travel to our city from 35 states across the nation and Canada to sell their wares in a bustling art marketplace. Nearly 30 of artists are from Ohio. These talented artists were chosen by a panel of five jurors from a pool of nearly 1,100 applicants in 15 different medium categories.

Entertainment
More than 75 live acts will perform with a great mix of jazz, country, rock, folk and reggae. These will be staged at the Bicentennial and Broad Street stages.

The Community Stage will feature local community acts on Saturday and Sunday. You’ll find square dancing, tap, belly dancing, ethnic dance troupes and choral groups.

Adult Art Activities
Saturday and Sunday from 11:30AM to 6PM, Adults can do glass blowing, throwing clay pots or assisting a patient at the local hospital. There are numerous activities you can participate in.

Children’s Art Activities
Saturday from 11:30AM to 6PM and Sunday from 11:30AM to 5PM, kids can create art with supervision and assistance in one of the local art organizations.

Savor the Arts with Dine Originals
In partnership with Dine Originals, Savor the Arts showcases cuisine as an art form and brings gourmet fare back to the Festival. Savor the Arts will feature special menus developed by local restaurants, as well as specialty wines and beers.

For more information on schedules, Click here to visit Columbus Arts Festival website.

Related Festivals

Riverfront Art Festival
Upper Arlington Labor Day