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Greater Columbus Arts Council
The nationally acclaimed Columbus Arts Festival, presented by American Electric Power, is now accepting visual artist applications. The 59th annual festival will take place June 12-14, 2020 along the Columbus downtown riverfront.
Applications for exhibiting visual artists are accepted online in 15 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal (non-sculptural), Painting, Photography & Digital Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Wood.
Central Ohio artists also are encouraged to apply to the Festival’s Emerging Artist program, designed specifically for artists with extremely limited or no experience in exhibiting and selling their artwork at national arts festivals. This program is open to emerging artists in Franklin and surrounding counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union.
The deadline for visual artist applications is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.
Each year nearly 1,000 artists apply for up to 270 booth spaces. Artists are chosen by a panel of experts in a blind jury process.