Donate to the Arts Commission today!

The Arts Commission hosts two signature fundraising events annually. 

Underwrite an event or program. 

If your vision for the future of our City includes a rich and vibrant arts community, consider making a gift to The Arts Commission’s endowment fund or a planned gift.

Help make a difference in our community.

Toledo’s arts community needs outspoken advocates to step up and speak loudly on behalf of the arts.

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Help support our Year End Campaign for YAAW

You can help us inspire a vibrant Toledo through our award-winning youth arts programming. Click to learn how and donate!


Thank you for a sucessful Holiday Loop!

The Holiday Loop took place in Downtown Toledo on November 22 - it was a great day for art and holiday shopping!


Thank you for supporting Hot Glass 2014!

The Month of Glass concluded with the Hot Glass Gala on October 30th. We thank you for helping us inspire a vibrant Toledo!


Toledo Poetry Sidewalks Phase II Installed

Toledo's latest literary addition to the Art in Public Places program literally cements local poems in pavement.


Calls for Artists

Area artists seeking opportunities to submit or show work should stay tuned to our Calls for Artists page, featuring submission info and classes and workshop listings


Learn about The Arts Commission

Celebrating more than 50 years of 'Inspiring a Vibrant Toledo,' The Arts Commission is the longest-standing organization of its kind in Ohio. Learn more about us here.


Support The Arts Commission

There are many ways to help support The Arts Commission and to make an impact on Toledo's vibrant creative community. Click to learn more or make a donation.



The Arts Commission is proudly supported by the Ohio Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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The Arts Commission


Celebrating over 50 years of arts leadership, The Arts Commission is a nonprofit organization based in Downtown Toledo, Ohio.

The Arts Commission serves Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to develop and promote visual, performing, and literary arts. The organization's mission includes youth programing, and programs that explore opportunities for economic development and revitalization.

Learn about our programs and services.

Make a donation to support the arts in Toledo.


Did You Know

Did you know?
Our award-winning Young Artist at Work (YAAW) program began in 1994
The Arts Commission was founded in 1959
The studio glass movement started in a garage at the TMA in 1962
Toledo is internationally known as "the birthplace of the studio glass movement"
The Arts Commission received a $20,000 grant from the NEA in 2012
The arts industry in NW Ohio employs more than 2500 people
A recent study showed that there are nearly 450 arts-related businesses in Toledo proper
In a recent study, UCLA pinpointed "the arts" as one of the major factors in Toledo's economic recovery
Well over 100 artists live and work in the Downtown Toledo area
Hot Glass is Toledo's largest biennial studio glass exhibition & auction
SoundTrek is an annual live music event that features nearly 40 acts at more than 10 local venues
Toledo's Public Art Collection features more than 40 local, national & international artists
The first Artomatic 419! event was held in 2006
More than 450 artists and nearly 10,000 visitors participated in Artomatic 419! 2011
The Arts Commission has partnered with Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur since 1981 to present the Congressional Art Exhibition
The Mix started in 1993 as the Black & White Ball and was held at the Toledo Museum of Art
Our popular Mix series fundraiser has been called "the party of the year" and "a can't-miss event"
Toledo's 1% for Art program is one of the first in the nation, founded in 1977
The summer Art Walk series features nearly 30 galleries, artist studios, and other local businesses in Downtown Toledo each month
In 2012, the Hot Glass fundraiser paid out more than $90,000 to artists
Artomatic 419! is Northwest Ohio's largest non-juried, multi-media arts exhibition
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Our Parkwood Gallery showcases more than 100 local artists annually.
The Arts Commission is the longest standing arts commission in the state of Ohio.

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