Festival Hours: Friday 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.*; Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.*; Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *Please note: on Friday and Saturday artist booths close at 8 p.m.
The 2019 Columbus Arts Festival is the perfect summer event to explore art, have fun and get inspired. This year’s festival includes 270 talented artists, hundreds of performers on six stages and over 30 food vendors. Make the best of your experience by visiting the 2019 Emerging Artists, the Big Local Art Tent and the Hands-On Activities Village. Tons of free hands-on activities for kids and families. Great art, great food and terrific family-friendly entertainment round out this one-of-a-kind Festival!
There are a ton of fun activities for all ages at the Columbus Arts Festival, which is why it’s the perfect stop for you and your family. Enjoy art projects at the Hands-On Activities Village like creating your own magnet emoji, designing a tote to carry your artwork, making a suncatcher or building a musical instrument. Whether you’re looking for fun activities for the kids or simply something fun for yourself, the Columbus Arts Festival provides for the whole family.
The Columbus Arts Festival brings the best of the arts, entertainment and food to the beautiful Scioto Mile and Bicentennial Park. The Columbus Arts Festival is the city's welcome-to-summer event, pairing the finest artists and craftspeople from around the country and the world with continuous entertainment including hands-on art activities for kids and families, seven stages of performances including music, dance, theatre and spoken word, and great food from area restaurants.
If you’re looking for a challenge, try out the festival scavenger hunt. Complete 5 activities and win a prize! Also be sure to stop by the children’s gallery where exhibiting artists from the festival donate small art pieces selling for $5 and under. Have the kids play art collector and pick out all the pieces they love. And make sure to be on the lookout for the festival’s mascot, Arthur S. Hark (aka Art Shark). He’s always on the move, so snap a picture before he swims away again!
When you’re planning your trip to the festival, be sure to make the Hands-On Activities Village a stop in your schedule. With help from several art organizations like Art Garden Studios, Musicologie, Ohio Designer Craftsmen and Glass Axis, the Hands-On Activities Village is a must-see destination. No matter your age, there’s something fun for you to do! Turn a paper plate into a rainbow, a superhero shield or your own masterpiece. Or stop by the COSI station and have the kids build and paint rockets, bridges and building towers. More fun activities include face painting, watching glass torch demonstrations and experimenting with different musical instruments. All of the activities at the Columbus Arts Festival are fun and safe, so add the festival to your schedule today for a weekend filled with art!
The Columbus Arts Festival is only days away, so put it on your calendar today. Pick up the festival Guidebook or download the mobile app to find performance locations and schedules, artists and maps. The Columbus Arts Festival Guide is the perfect way to organize your visit and find your way across the city. This mobile app has easy access to information that will make your trip to the Festival more fun-filled and efficient. And it’s 100% FREE!
You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to spend time with your kids in a beautiful, safe and fun Festival environment!