It’s officially time for the one of the top festivals in the nation to set up shop in Columbus!

The Columbus Arts Festival, powered by American Electric Power (AEP) and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council), celebrates its 57th year of bringing the best in fine art and fine craft to Columbus on Jun 8-10 at The Scioto Mile (Civic Center Drive Columbus).

Festival hours are 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. on Friday Jun 8, 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. on Saturday Jun 9 and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday Jun 10. There are no entrance fees for the festival.

More than 270 national artists will exhibit and sell their masterpieces. Performance stages featuring music, dance, theater and spoken word can be found throughout the festival, and hands-on arts activities, work by local artist collectives and a wide selection of quality food and beverages round out Columbus’ favorite outdoor summer event.

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