One of the things I enjoy about summer is the art festivals that leave me energized (and a little sun burnt, but that’s just poor planning on my part). For folks in or near Ohio, you’ll want to check out the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival, presented by Time Warner Cable, on June 7, 8, and 9th. Taking place on the city’s Riverfront, this “extravaganza of art and culture” promises to be a good time.
The Festival will involve more than 230 local, national and international artists, whose work ranges from metal sculpture to painting to 3D. You can also catch live music and indulge in food from some of the best restaurants in Columbus, Ohio, which has a vibrant culinary scene. The Columbus Arts Festival describes the event on their website:
The Riverfront will be transformed into a stunning outdoor art gallery as the nation’s top artists display their work and attract art enthusiasts from all over the country. From its humble beginning as a “Festival of the Arts” on the Statehouse lawn more than half a century ago, the Columbus Arts Festival has grown into one of the most highly acclaimed arts festivals in the nation.
While sponsored by a large corporation, the Festival supports the local and indie community. The Dine Originals, independently owned and operated restaurants in central Ohio, will bring their delicious wares. And the Big Local Art Tent will showcase art work and “live art demonstrations by members of several artist collectives,” and there will be an Emerging Artists section and other fun activities.
Get your art on in “the heart of it all“! And remember to plan for the weather, unlike some of us.
Are you traveling this summer? Make good use of your travels by creating your own travel journal – learn how and get some inspiration from artists with “An Illustrated Journey.”