AUTHOR’S NOTE: I returned to the festival in 2013, which you can read at
This post documents my experience on June 4, 2010.
Although this blog and my life both put great emphasis on food – cooking, eating, experimentation, exploration – it’s only one of my interests.
I love art as well and even paint a bit.
So it’s always a delight to go to art festivals and see what talents are out there.
At the Columbus Arts Festival, there were plenty of spectacular artists from around the world who presented their works through a variety of mediums, such as painting, wood, leather, and ceramic.
The festival was set in downtown Columbus around two city blocks with artist tents lining the streets.
There were about two food areas, serving Chinese food, cheese steaks, and other fare…
…like the 3 mini brisket sandwiches we shared from City BBQ.
They also had Julia’s favorite ice cream (Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams).
There was a stage for entertainment.;
And there was a nice photo op with Iron Man.
But people (including myself) mainly came to check out the artists.
Here are some pics of the various works I liked at the festival with the artists’ names so that you may contact them if there’s something you like. Go to the Columbus Arts Festival link above for other artists shown at the festival.
This was definitely a nice start to another festival weekend. As we headed out, inspired by the collective creativity around us, we were filled with energy and a touch of hunger (there were 4 of us sharing the brisket sandwiches and Jeni’s ice cream). We went off to eat other things.;
On the way out, we noticed that this energy and hunger weren’t experienced by all. Others found the festival a bit exhausting…