Columbus ArtFest is this weekend

The Seventh Annual Columbus ArtFest is this weekend. This year’s installment is being held at Mill Race Park on Saturday and Sunday.

The event is described as a “high quality juried fine art festival.” Bob Anderson, a spokesman for the event, says that ArtFest fulfills a need in the community, both for artists, as well as those who enjoy quality, original art. To help fulfill this need, Anderson says that there will be a Plein Air Paintout. This is the second consecutive year for this part of ArtFest. Anderson says that a number of artists will be set up throughout Columbus on Friday and Saturday, painting scenes of the city. He adds that these scenes will be judged Sunday morning, then put on display before available for sale that afternoon.

Other aspects of this year’s ArtFest include lessons with Justin, The Artistic Horse, a children’s booth and more. The festival takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can get more information online at