Art Loop Hub: Main Library

Find convenient parking, Info Table, and hop on any bus from one location

The 2017 Art Loop Hub takes place at the Toledo-Lucas County Main Public Library (325 N. Michigan St). Parking is available in the Library garage (enter off Adams St) until 9:00 pm. Stop by and visit the library for dynamic programming, chat with Art Loop staff and volunteers at the Art Loop Info Table to plan your trip, and climb aboard a Loop bus to explore Toledo's arts scene downtown. All buses and all routes stop at the Library, making it a low-cost, convenient one-stop shop for a great night out! In June, Toledo's premiere improv troop, Unfiltered, returns to the Library for live performances! Plus, The Art Loop Mini-Parade culminates at the Library with a brief press conference celebrating the Art Loop bus and partnerships at 5:30 pm.

Print A Support Your Local Artist Shirt

JUPMODE | 5:30-8PM

Make JUPMODE a stop on your Loop travels and learn how to screen your very own Support Your Local Artist t-shirt! As our new neighbor on Adams Street, Jupmode's goal is to create and foster a sense of pride in the city of Toledo. Printing will take place from 5:30 to 8pm and costs $24. Try your hand at the trade and get a new t-shirt that lets everyone know you support local artists!


Join the Printing Party!

Warehouse District | Kids Zone

Huron to St. Clair

Join us in the WAREHOUSE DISTRICT for Hot Glass, Cold Beer, Cool Music at GATHERED GLASSBLOWING STUDIO with Local Artists selling works along PACKO'S AT THE PARK, YE OLDE DURTY BIRD and FLEETWOOD's TAP ROOM. Be sure to stop by our Kids Zone at HENSVILLE to try your hand at a life-sized street chalk mural with artist, Caroline Jardine. Hop down the street and take a whirl on a Toledo Bikes 'mutant bike,' a freaky, silly take on everyday cycling! Jump in the magical bubbles created by the Art Loop favorite Bubble Sharks.

INTER/ACTIVE

Presented by the City of Toledo's 1% for Art and the Art in Public Places programs

2017 will see the roll out of Toledo's first Inter/Active projects. These projects were funded by the City of Toledo's 1% for Art initiative through The Arts Commission's Art in Public Places program. Inter/Active was an open call competitive grant challenging local artists to create public art projects that encouraged public and community interaction. Five projects were selected and will roll out throughout the 2017 program year. On July 20th, you can find and participate in two Inter/Active projects during the Art Loop | Support Your Local Artist celebration!

What happens when a hot dog cart becomes a mobile metal casting unit?

Peter Koelsch, Cameron McLeod, J.C. Christy: Community Sandbox 

“The Community Sandbox” is a self-contained, pedal-powered, mobile metal casting facility that is designed and engineered to facilitate a communal, hands-on experience in the process of creating a cast metal sculpture. Anyone may participate, regardless of age, ability, experience, or degree of familiarity with the process. The project is transported by a 2-3-person cargo tricycle, identical in scale and configuration with a street vendor’s hotdog cart, complete with umbrella and signage relevant to the interactive event. 

Guests will be invited to help use pedal power to generate heat for casting, as well as to 'play' in the sand and create their own unique, one-of-a-kind metal molds to keep. Look for the Community Sandbox at Hensville, near Hensville Park before the Mud Hens game!

Where community builds a story together.

Lindsay Williams: Story Nook 

"The Story Nook" is a GIANT storybook concepted by Lindsay Williams and built / authored / edited / illustrated / brought-to-life by a super fun cast of creative characters that will include YOU if you stop by on the Loop!

See "Story Nook: The First Edition's" first public appearance at Hensville on St. Clair Street just outside the MudHens Stadium from 5:30 - 9:00 pm. On this date, the public is invited to fill-in-the-blanks and therefore co-author the story to be illustrated by local artists and appear in its final form back on St. Clair for the July Loop. Adults and kids of all ages are welcome to join in on the fun on both dates!"

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