Lesbians Benefitting the Arts and The Ohio Lesbian Festival Announce 30th Anniversary News

30th Festival may be last at Hoover Y Park

Lesbians Benefitting the Arts is delighted to bring you our 30th Ohio Lesbian Festival in September 2019.  It will take place once again at Hoover Y Park.  We have, however, been made aware that the property is in contract and, therefore, they are accepting no new contracts after the 2019 season.  We cannot assume that the venue, under new ownership, will be available to us in the future.

The Festival Production Team is hard at work producing a stellar 30th Anniversary Festival.  Some very exciting things are coming, so check our website often at www.ohiolba.org.   The board of Lesbians Benefitting the Arts, the producing organization, is committed to continuing to build, promote and provide for women’s community in Columbus and Central Ohio. 

We want you to know that the format of the Ohio Lesbian Festival may look different going beyond our 30th and 2019.  The Ohio Lesbian Festival started as a picnic 30 years ago and, through the efforts of many dedicated women, has grown to the production you now experience.   We have made no decisions yet, but the venue is a critical component of any Festival. We will be keeping our eyes and ears open for opportunities that would be appropriate for an event like ours. 

There is much to consider, and the board and the production team promise to be transparent and thoughtful as we approach these decisions.  We welcome and encourage your thoughts and suggestions by using this feedback form. Doing so will help us to funnel all of the feedback into one place! (While you are welcome to comment on social media, it is very difficult to track & respond to every comment) Going forward, there will be lots of opportunities to get involved and help shape the future of women’s community. 

Thank you all, 

Lesbians Benefitting the Arts (LBA) Board and Ohio Lesbian Festival (OLF) Production Team

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