Vendors opened their tents for people to shop and discover their artwork in Downtown Columbus.
But weather can sometimes get in the way of Central Ohio's festivals.
For jewelry creator Kristin Perkins it's an annual trip from Michigan.
"Each piece is special and I remember making each piece. They all are a little different," Perkins says.
She is also ready for different weather, in case the worst comes through over the weekend.
"This bridge gets very windy, I rented these water barrels one in back one in front and I have double weights on the corners," she explains.
For Tom Dumke from Wisconsin, it's wooden goods he plans to protect.
He's learned from years of experience, Central Ohio's weather doesn't always cooperate.
"With my set up I have everything up on risers, so the furniture is protected. These canopies are waterproof. If it does rain, we drop the canopies down and we're fine," he says.
But rain or shine, these artists from 34 states are using our skyline as their backdrop through Sunday, while hoping those storms stay away.
Arts Festival organizers say they will not close or cancel because of rain.
If there are dangerous conditions they will evaluate.
The arts festival goes on Friday until 10:30 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.