Toledo’s art culture is alive and well! The community thrives on the pride of local individuals who love to boast their 419 status. Throughout downtown Toledo you can experience a magnitude of culture and feed not only your creativity but your senses too!
Did you know? Toledo has an Art Loop put on by The Arts Commission the third Thursday of every month April-December 5:30-9pm. That’s right, from having a booth of your own to cruising the streets for fabulous decor for your home, Toledo’s Art Loops have you covered! Visit: http://theartscommission.org/artloop for more information on upcoming Art Loop days and themes!
The Toledo Museum of Art has a unique line up of events not every Toledean may know are available and, typically, at no cost! They cater to everyone from babies to seniors with multiple art inspired programs. Explore The TMA with your baby or toddler with their amazing Baby and Toddler Tours, more information HERE. Come for the classic It’s Friday! event held each Friday evening offering a combination of free tours, activities, live music, glassblowing demonstrations, wine tastings, and more. More information HERE. For our beloved Toledo Museum of Art that is barely the tip of the iceberg! Visit http://www.toledomuseum.org/ for a complete look at upcoming events.
If that wasn’t enough culture for you, swing over to Handmade Toledo to get that true 419 pride flowing! Handmade Toledo offers a brick and mortar location that houses handcrafted goods from, you guessed it, your local creatives! Not only can you purchase a unique gift or decor for your home, but you can also find workshops to get involved in some creating yourself. There is even a vendor fueled Maker’s Mart event where even more talented Northwest Ohio inhabitants showcase their wares and you get to be at the center of it all! Eat at local food trucks that are brought in, walk the tables, or hang out with your friends to experience this amazing corner of our great Glass City. Visit: http://www.handmadetoledo.com/ for more information.
And for the one with wanderlust in their heart, walk the streets of Toledo and check out our ever growing population of local art murals. Many different and talented Toledo groups have placed murals along our once plain brick buildings creating a colorful and lively display as you meander Toledo’s streets. These murals will inspire and indulge your senses, find a map of the cities current unique murals HERE and view a complete Toledo Blade article on area art murals HERE.
All photos courtesy of ed designs
Do you have a favorite art stop in the area? Let us know about it in the comments section, happy creative hunting!!