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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Columbus Arts Festival Teams Up With Pedal Instead and Yay Bikes!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2012
Contact: Jami Goldstein
jgoldstein@gcac.org
(614) 221-8492Columbus, OH - April Showers bring May……?!?! Oh right…still brings May Showers. Well, let’s keep fingers crossed for “June Flowers” and dry streets in downtown Columbus. This year The Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable is expecting a record number of art lovers to journey to the Downtown Riverfront on June 1, 2, and 3 to help celebrate this momentous occasion.
“Why Drive When You Can PEDAL INSTEAD”
Columbus continues to expand its biking efforts and the Columbus Arts Festival hopes festival goers, friends and family will choose to bike down to the Scioto Mile to enjoy the festival. Pedal Instead will be providing a secure bike corral on Civic Center drive, just north of Town Street.
And starting the week of May 30, www.yaybikes.com will be providing information regarding the Columbus Arts Festival and downtown biking to help everyone enjoy the weekend festivities.
“LIKE” YAY Bikes & Pedal Instead on FACEBOOK.
This year YAY Bikes will have a special “Arts Ride” to celebrate The Year of YAY. Riders will meet Saturday June 2nd, 9am at the shelter at Goodale Park. The ride will tour several art attractions then will end at the Pedal Instead Bike Coral at the Arts Festival. More details for the ride can be found on FACEBOOK at http://www.facebook.com/events/246644938763625/. The ride is $5 and free to YAY Bikes Members. Stay connected with your two wheel friends by signing up to get newsletter and event information at www.yaybikes.com.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. To volunteer for these and other activities at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to www.columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.php.
For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visitwww.ColumbusArtsFestival.org for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
The 2012 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are American Electric Power, Annie’s Fund for the Creative Arts, BP, Clear Channel Outdoor, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals, Glazer’s, Heineken, Jeni's Ice Cream, Jose Cuervo, Live! Technologies, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Orange Barrel Media, OSU Urban Arts Space and The Westin. Media sponsors include AliveOhio Magazine, WBNS 10TV, WOSU, CD102.5, WCBE 90.5FM, WMNI/Classic Hits 103.9 FM.
About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.

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