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Why Columbus Artfest...

Columbus Indiana ArtFest Inc. is a 501(c)3 Not For Profit community organization for the arts and artists in South Central Indiana. ArtFest is about building a stronger arts community in Columbus, by ensuring access to the arts, encouraging a community passion for the arts, and successfully supporting, partnering and collaborating with others committed to the arts.

This will be our sixth year on Washington Street. It promises to again be a great year. With the growth in ArtFest over the first five years we have decided to move ArtFest to September to take advantage of the cooler weather. This year's two day festival will be Saturdy September 12th and Sunday September 13th. We hope to expand the art fair from 90 to 120 booths which will incorporate the addition of 4th Street between Lafayette and Jackson Streets. It promises to be one of the finest art fairs in Columbus. This year's fair will feature artwork from local, regional and national artists.

It will be held September 12th and 13th on Washington St. in beautiful downtown Columbus, Indiana. This fine art fair is organized to provide shoppers in Columbus and South Central Indiana with an opportunity to shop a local art fair.

NEW THIS YEAR... The 1st Annual 2015 Columbus ArtFest Plein Air Paintout

Welcome to the inaugural Columbus ArtFest Plein Air Paintout. The city of Columbus is nationally known for its art and architecture. Historical buildings combined with modern architecture, beautiful parks and walking trails provide numerous opportunities for Plein Air painting. The Columbus ArtFest Plein Air Paintout is set to become an annual arts competition organized by Columbus Indiana ArtFest, Inc.

Click here for more information about the 2015 Plein Air Paintout.


Art Fair Hours
Saturday September 12th from 10 to 5 PM

Sunday September 13th from 11 to 5 PM

Why you'll find Columbus unforgettable...


Columbus ArtFest is proud to announce it has secured the corporate sponsorship of Century 21 Breeden Realtors
for our September 12-13, 2015 event.

Welcome to Columbus, Indiana, a surprising community that is known around the world for its collection of work by renowned architects and landscape architects. Columbus is a great destination for a getaway.

Located within the Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cincinnati triangle, this would be just another forgettable small Midwestern city except for the vision of local leaders who wanted to make Columbus the best community they could create. The results speak for themselves.

For more information visit the Columbus Area Visitor Center.