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The Mix

Toledo's Best Party

The Mix is The Arts Commission's signature spring fundraiser, featuring an exciting and exotic mix of live entertainment, art, food, and much more. Join us as we explore Downtown Toledo and celebrate our creative community. The Mix returns April 20, 2018.


Art Loop

Every Third Thursday, April - December, 5:30-9:00 pm

Art Loop is Toledo's signature monthly arts experience. Each third Thursday of the month, April - December from 5:30-9 p.m. the Art Loop offers a unique celebration of the area's creative community, with open studios, galleries, exhibitions, and local creative businesses. The Art Loop features special visual arts exhibitions, live music and performances, literary arts, and youth- and family-friendly activities each month through Downtown Toledo. Art Loops are free to attend and all are welcome. Hop aboard a Loop bus for just $1.25 and get unlimited rides to all venues all evening long. Join us at the Main Library (325 N. Michigan) at the Art Loop Hub for convenient parking, the Art Loop info table, service to all bus lines, entertainment, and more!

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Ode to the Zip Code Poetry Contest

Poetry reading on April 19

Your zip code matters. It's not just an address, it's an identity. The third annual Ode to the Zip Code Poetry Contest culminates in a live reading event on 419 Day (April 19) from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Toledo Lucas County Main Public Library, McMaster Center (2nd floor, 325 N. Michigan St). The contest is a partnership of Toledo Fair Housing Center, the Arts Commission, the Library, and Toledo City Paper. This creative opportunity invited participants to submit short poems inspired by their zip code, where the number of words in each line of the poem is determined by the corresponding digit in their zip code. Finalists will compete for cash prizes and an open mic will follow.

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