UPDATE: New Main Hub Location at Imagination Station

1 Discovery Way | $5 After 5pm

The Main Library will be closing for the remainder of the 2018 Art Loop season as they embark on exciting new renovations. The Main Hub will now be located at the Imagination Station. You can take advantage of any available street parking or nearby parking garages. We suggest the Promedica Depo Parking Garage (corner of Summit & Jackson - $5 fee). While at the Imagination Station play with Inter/Active project STEM, take in energizing performances by iDance, THE Modern Dance Company, Imagenes Mexicanas and the Hellenic Dance Company, and much more!


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Dancin' in the Streets

September 20, 2018, 5:30-9pm

One of the Art Loops’ most popular annual events returns as Toledo’s dance community takes to the streets! Enjoy a wide array of contemporary, ethnic, traditional, and interactive dance performances throughout downtown. 

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Getting Started

Need a Place to Start?

Come to the Imagination Station (1 Discovery Way). There you'll find an Information Station staffed with volunteers who can answer questions and help you select a route for the night based on your interests. You can take advantage of any available street parking or nearby parking garages. We suggest the Promedica Depo Parking Garage (corner of Summit & Jackson - $5 fee). Stop down to the lower level to see live mural painting by Natalie Lanese with tunes by Jon Zenz, 6-8pm.

Catch the Bus

The bus is a great way to get around the Art Loop. Buses start running from the Imagination Station at 5:40pm. Check out the bus schedule below to best plan your Art Loop travels. Bus schedules can also be found at our three Information Stations. INBOUND is traveling toward the Imagination Station, OUTBOUND is traveling away. 

As our city works to improve infrastructure, construction may cause some delays. Our partners at TARTA are committed to providing quality service. Thank you for your support and patience!

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Warehouse District

Hensville will be a flurry of activity with performances by Kaye Cook African Dancers, Aegela Centers for Middle Eastern Dance, Molly's Irish Dancers, Rocket Dhamaka, Rhyta Musik, Salsa with Michal T. Promotions, The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic, and Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions. Just up the street at Packo's at the Park join in the knee slapping fun with the Bavarian Sports Club and University of Toledo Voice & Opera students. Stop by neighboring art studios, Graphite Design + Build and Gathered Glassblowing for live music from King Size Drag and Trez n Yvonne along with live glassblowing demos by Mike Stevens.

Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions

Hensville | 8-9pm

Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions is the vision of Ralph Taylor, whose designs are mobile sculptures for parades which come alive celebrating the Carnival energy! Over forty years ago he immigrated to Detroit to pursue a welding career while continuing to pursue his passion for Carnival costume design and production. Ralph’s costumes are commissioned for Mardi Gras parades throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean, and he has received numerous awards. Come to Hensville to witness the use of wire sculpture, flexible materials such as fiberglass rods, aluminum and fabrics with fabulous entertainers.




Salsa Lessons & Open Dance!

Hensville | 6-8pm

Join Michal T. Promotions for Salsa in the Streets at Hensville (St. Clair & Perry) for a quick Salsa lesson at 6pm SHARP, then stay for dancing until 8pm! He'll be playing Salsa, Bachata, Chacha, Kizomba, Merengue & Cumbia. All are welcome. No need to sign-up, just show up!


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GLOW YOGA HUMAN MANDALA + DANCE PARTY

Hensville Park | 28 N St. Clair

The Toledo Asana Room, lululemon Toledo and The Arts Commission are teaming up to bring you Glow Yoga Human Mandala + Dance Party! Plan to arrive at Hensville Park at 7pm to get set up. Yoga will begin at 7:15pm sharp, stick around after yoga for a fun glow in the dark dance party. Purchase your ticket via eventbrite link or at lululemon Toledo through Wednesday, September 19th. Tickets are $5 and a portion of the ticket sales will go back to the Arts Commission.


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Paula Brown Gallery & Pub

912 Monroe

Have you ever been curious about the art of Tango Dancing? Local Argentine Tango instructors, Helen Seyama and Steve Darmo, from Paulette’s Studio of Dance, will be hosting an outdoor Milonga in the beer garden from 7:30 to 9 pm. No need to sign up - just show up! The outdoor dance is free, no experience necessary, all levels welcome, bring comfortable street shoes to dance in (preferably something you can pivot in), and bring your friends! We are looking forward to dancing with everyone!

Uptown

Adams Street (14th-22nd)

Steel & Taiko Drummers

14th Street Lot (corner of Adams & 14th) 

Enjoy performances by University of Toledo's Steel Drum Band and Bowling Green State University Kaze No Daichi Taiko Drummers. The steel pan, also known as the steel drum, has steadily been gaining popularity throughout the world since its invention in the 1940’s. The relative ease of the instrument to learn has made it popular as a way of engaging the community and teaching music to all ages. As an ensemble, Kaze strives to honor the art of Japanese kumi-daiko playing, and bring the power, beauty and enjoyment of taiko performances. While you're taking in the sounds grab some grub from a collection of food trucks like Red Eye Pie, Rick's Shack Out Back, Duces Dawgs, Los Ranchos and more! 

Swingin' Hot Rod Show

1717 Adams

The Swingin' Hot Rod Show will be in full roar on Adams Street with swing dancing by the Bowling Green Falcon Swing Society along with nostalgia dragsters from the Lucky Aces and Piston Jammers Car Clubs. Stop in next door to Handmade Toledo and check out the Maker Shop featuring the work of local and regional independent designers, makers, and artisans.

Dance Jump Off

Uptown Green | 1904 Madison | 6-8pm

Check out the Dance Jump Off at Uptown Green produced by WE R HIP HOP and F.A.M.E.D. Studios. WE R HIP HOP kicks off the party with a high energy performance that celebrates the new school of b boy culture in Toledo. F.A.M.E.D. Studios brings hip hop to the center stage delivering slick performances and challenging the audience to bring their own flavor to the dance floor. 

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