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A Hands-On Experience: 2013 Columbus Arts Festival It’s that time of year again. Summer is upon The Columbus Recreation and Parks Departus, and Columbus will come alive as everyment will have a spot to use recycled one takes to the streets for bottle caps to construct a mural of festivals and conflowers and plants. You can make certs – soaking in all glazed bisque pottery with Claythe city has to offer space and take home your own origin the warmth of the inal piece. The King Arts Complex season. This also will help people construct colorful, means the annual flying butterflies. Other hands on Columbus Arts Festival art will include painting with is back and taking over Firefly Play Café, drawing with a on t a the Downtown riverfront robot through COSI, designing C a s by Ali June 7-9. your own comic book with U Cre8 Comics and many more. The festival continues to be the No. 1 spot to meet local artists and get acquainted with If music is your choice of art, the festival their work. The weekend offers all types of will have art, though, with music, food and even an live enteropportunity to create some masterpieces of tainment your own. playing everyday. All weekend from 11a-5p, the Huntington The ColumLocal Arts Pavilion will host hands-on art bus-based activities for all ages of festival attendees. rock band, Organizations from all over Columbus will Watershed, provide different crafts, allowing people to will headnot just witness art, but have the full experi- line the fesence of creating it. tival, performing “We are always looking for fun and new Saturday at things to add,” said Jami Goldstein, a mem- 9p. This will be the band’s only show for ber of the Columbus Arts Festival staff. 2013. And the best part – it’s free. “Adults and kids will find a variety of things to do.” “We’re really excited,” said Goldstein. “Those

guys are great and they have a great follow- Washington Boulevard at the Rich Street ing here in ColumBridge, will host bus.” musicians as well as theater and There will be music dance performfrom every genre, ances. though. Some of the weekend highlights inWith all the art and clude: Fly Union, a hipentertainment, hop trio performing you’ll work up an Friday at 5:15p; jazz appetite. Some of singer Maggie Green Columbus’s food faon Friday at 6:30p; vorites will set up country’s The 3 C around the festival. Drifters playing SunTrucks and booths day at 2:45p; and a to look for include Schmidt’s of German Village, Mikey’s Late Night Slice, Sweet Carrot, Firdou’s Express of North Market, Jeni’s and more. reggae group, The Eating can be an art form of its own, so conPinstripes, sider it part of the experience. also on Sunday at “We really are focusing on all things art,” said Goldstein. 4p. The Word is Art stage, down the street on Civic Center Drive, will have poetry readings and story-telling for the literary types. Also, the Community stage, on the corner of

For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, and to see a weekend lineup of entertainment, visit columubusartsfestival.org.

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