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What Is Art Loop

Music, Food, Art & Fun

The Loop is Toledo’s signature monthly arts experience. Explore the downtown creative community through self-guided tours of the art, artists, and spaces that inspire a vibrant Toledo. The Loop is a program of The Arts Commission, presented in partnership with the artists and participating venues who make it possible. Art Loop takes place each third Thursday of the month April-December, 5:30-9pm.

Inspiring a Vibrant Toledo

How To Loop

Let's Get Started

You are welcome to walk, cycle, drive, or dance your way through The Loop, but one of the most exciting ways is to hop aboard a bus, made possible through our partnership with TARTA. There is too much to see and do during one Loop; visit us each month for new experiences and more fun! EXACT CHANGE of $1.25 is needed per person to ride the bus. Already have a TARTA pass - just hop on and enjoy!


Find a bus stop. Stops/routes are listed on the map link above. Buses arrive every 15 to 20 minutes at each stop. Wristbands are $1.25, include unlimited rides all evening, and may be purchased in cash only on the bus. 


There are two bus lines, the Red Line and the Blue Line. Both Red and Blue Lines connect at 3 stops: Toledo School for the Arts, Hensville, and Gathered Glass. Get off at any stop. Check out the many galleries, shops, restaurants, and attractions near each stop. 


Jump back on the bus at any stop and find a new area to explore. Guests are encouraged to walk between bus stops and visit new venues along the way. There is too much to do and see in one Loop, be sure to come back each month and find more!

Art Loop Directory

Use the Directory to find and plan your Art Loop stops. To sort by category, click the Filter button, or to search for something specific (think “fine art,” “kids,” or “happy hour”) use the Search bar. Click the plus sign (+) for more info about the venue, click the pin icon to view it on the map, and click the heart icon to mark it a ‘favorite.’ Scroll down below the Directory to learn how to mark your favorites and create a custom map!

ABLE Law Offices

Art Supply Depo

Black Cloister Brewing Company

Black Kite Coffee & Pies

Boochy Mama's

Bretz Bar

Center for the Visual Arts Gallery

Children's Theatre Workshop

Collingwood Arts Center

Fleetwood's Tap Room & High Five Rooftop

Floral Pursuit

Flying Rhino Coffee & Chocolates

Gathered Glassblowing Studio

Glass City Café

Glass Pavilion

Handmade Toledo

HeART Gallery

Hensville Park

Home Slice Pizza

Ink and Iron Tattoo Parlour & Gallery

Jack Wilson’s Sculpture

Jose Martinez Memorial Galeria

M Osteria & Bar

Mad Ave Collective

Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters

Manhattan's Restaurant

Massage Bliss

Maumee Bay Brewing Co.

NINE at Hensville

Offices of Paul R. Sullivan AIA

Ottawa Street Studios

Paula Brown Gallery & Pub

Paula Brown Shop

Pita Pit Downtown Toledo

Registry Bistro

Schmidt Messenger Studios

Seed Co-Working

Sophia Lustig

Studio of Carol Imes-Luscombe

Swamp Shop

Table Forty 4

Taqueria La Autentica Michoacana

The Attic on Adams

The Blarney Irish Pub

The Original Sub Shop

The Ottawa Tavern

Toledo Museum of Art

Top of NINE

Valentine Theatre

Village on Adams

Wesley's Bar

Ye Olde Cock n' Bull

Ye Olde Durty Bird

Choose Your Favorites

Find venues you love, or even just ones you are interested in visiting and click the heart icon to mark it a 'favorite.' Select several venues (we recommend no more than six) to plan a custom adventure for your Loop night. 

Create Your Own

Once you've selected your favorites, you can create a custom route for the night tailored by you just for you! To remove a venue simply click the heart icon again to unselect it. Use the Filter and Search bars above the directory for easier navigation finding venues, entertainment, and exhibitions that match your interests.

Map Your Loop

When you've decided on your favorites, click the Make My Map button below to go to your custom map. On the map page, use the filters to turn on the red and blue bus route layers and see how to get from stop to stop with ease. Explore and have fun!

Make My Map

Interested in being part of the Art Loop?

If you are new venue or artist looking to be Loop submit your information below and we'll be in touch very soon!

If you are new venue or artist looking to be a part of the Art Loop submit your information below and we'll be in touch very soon!

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