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Who: Columbus Arts Festival Patron Party Fans

What: A celebration of one of our favorite parties of the summer!


When: June 12 after 5p


Where: Your home, patio or safe place to have a cocktail              


Attire: Garden Party Casual, or your pajamas, whichever you choose


How: Throw your own Patron Party as a household or have a Zoom Patron Party with those that you normally party the night away with. Share your Patron Party in Place pics and/or your favorite memories from Patron Parties past by posting them on your social media channel(s) of choice, and tagging us along with the hashtag #patronpartyinplace.


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What to drink: As a special treat, our friends at Middle West Spirits and Maker's Mark have shared a few recipes for our official Party Party in Place cocktails:


Order snacks or dinner from one of these local black-owned restaurants


  • Bake Me Happy: Gluten-free baked goods like cookies, scones, pies and nostalgic childhood treats

  • Buns & Brews: Gourmet hot dogs with creative toppings

  • BurgerIM: Burgers made with beef, lamb, salmon or falafel, plus chicken sandwiches

  • B & K Smokehouse: Counter service barbecue like brisket, pulled pork, turkey ribs and wings

  • Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen: Caribbean specialties like fried fish, jerk chicken, curry goat and peppered steak

  • Flavor 91 Bistro: Locally sourced ingredients in burgers, salads and soups

  • Hen Quarter: Upscale Southern fare plus cocktails in Dublin

  • Hoyo’s Kitchen: Family-run, fast casual Somali eatery, on the northeast side and in North Market

  • La Glory’s Cafe: Soul food spot with fish sandwiches, meatloaf and fried pork chops

  • Lifestyle Cafe: Plant-based menu with bowls, sliders, chicken and waffles and weekend brunch

  • Links-N-Lemonade: Clintonville retail front and food truck serving gourmet hot dogs

  • Nile Vegan: All-vegan Ethiopian food in the University District

  • The Pit BBQ Grille: Polish boy sandwiches, pulled pork, ribs and chicken

  • Shrimp Lips: Platters of fried fish, shrimp, crab and other delights

  • Way Down Yonder: New Orleans favorites like gumbo, po boys and etoufee

Some menu ideas from Patron Parties past:


Below are some menu ideas for your Patron Party based on food served at past patron parties.


Other suggestions:

  • Create a cheese plate with crackers, quince paste and Marcona almonds

  • Pair a crudité plate with a selection of Darista Dips (find store locations here)

  • Create a fruit plate and make an easy fruit dip with one container of your favorite plain whole milk yogurt, two tablespoons maple syrup (or to taste) and two teaspoons vanilla

    • Pro Tip: Greek or Icelandic yogurt makes a thicker dip


Celebrate art and the Arts Festival as we all come together for a different kind of Columbus Arts Festival… a Columbus Arts Festival in Place.

Download a Zoom virtual background for your Patron Party in Place!

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