Support the Art Loop

Help support the Loop's free monthly programming with a donation

The Art Loop offers free, diverse, inclusive programming each month throughout the season. From highlighting area students to interactive dance in the streets to hayrides around the Warehouse District, we're proud to host an event each month that is free and open to all. We can't do it alone though. Please support our GoFundMe campaign. All donations made before December 1 will be matched by a generous grant from the Toledo Community Foundation.

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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. ADMISSION IS $5 AFTER 5PM ON ART LOOP NIGHTS! For the Nov 15 find the perfect gift for the scientist in your family inside Science2Go, with a special Art Loop 10% discount! You can take advantage of any available street parking or nearby parking garages. We suggest the Promedica Depo Parking Garage (corner of Summit & Jefferson - $5 fee).

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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 & Jefferson - $5 fee). 

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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Shop Local

The Holiday Art Loop is the perfect time to start your seasonal shopping and take in some holiday cheer! Pick up unique items made by local and regional independent designers, makers, and artisans from shops like Handmade Toledo, Devoon Jūpmode, House of Dow, Gathered Glassblowing Studio, and Art Supply Depō. To see more of Toledo's creative spaces, shops and more check out the Art Loop interactive map and start planning!

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Mini-Mart Artist Market

Handmade Toledo | 1717 Adams St

Make Handmade Toledo one of your holiday shopping stops! They've got a magical night planned including a Mini-Mart Artist Market with amazing makers, delicious food trucks, and their Maker Shop featuring original and unique gifts by more than 100 makers from around the region.

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Ballroom at Trinity

Trinity Episcopal | 316 Adams

Please join us for this special opportunity to dance in one of Toledo's most inspiring and unique spaces! 6:30-7:30pm Waltz Lessons, taught by Gil Aromas and Kristin Reichardt Rummell from The Ballroom Company. 7-7:30pm Demos by The Ballroom Company, Toledo Tango Club, Michal T Promotions, and more. 7:30-10:00pm Open dancing (ballroom, Latin, swing, tango, and more with DJ Steve Darmofal. Lessons are free, no experience needed, no need to sign-up just show up!

Self-Guided Studio & Gallery Tour

Make your way around the Loop to check out the local studios, galleries and production spaces. Discover the sanctuaries where local art is created, mingle with the makers and gain a close-up view of the materials each artist employs at spaces like Gathered Glassblowing Studio, Paula Brown Gallery & Pub, Jupmode, Porter Gallery at Toledo School for the Arts, Ottawa Street Studios, 20 North Gallery, HeArt Gallery, Truth Gallery, Jack Wilson's Sculpture, Dream Louder Studios, and the Center for Visual Arts. Follow the link below and click on Show Me "Galleries & Studios" to see a map with the full listing. Place your cursor over the pin to see the name of the venue.

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40th Annual FOCUS Show

Center for Visual Arts | 620 Art Museum Dr

Stop by the University of Toledo Center for Visual Arts for the 40th Edition of the FOCUS High School Art Exhibition Opening. More than 200 art students from 24 area high schools will have their work on display including paintings, photography, drawings, mixed media, and ceramics, as well as fiber art. “Every imaginable art form is represented; every 2-D and 3-D medium is explored,” said Jason Sanderson, a Bedford High School art teacher and the director of FOCUS for the last five years. “Some of the work these kids have done will just blow you away. It’s a labor of love; it’s a lot of work to put it together and do, but to see the kids recognized for their hard work, it’s all worthwhile.” The show opens November 15 and runs through December 13. (work by Vanessa Oz, Jackson Clark, Matthew Fyfe and Evan Wilt)

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Toledo Museum of Art

Community Exhibition FREE on Thursday’s from 5PM-9PM

The Toledo Museum of Art is proud to be a stop on the The Art Loop! TMA is offering free admission to view "Rebecca Louise Law: Community" on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors may claim their free timed ticket (one per person) at the information desk upon arrival. Thursday evening tickets will not be available in advance or online. Surround yourself in both dried and fresh plant materials that forms an immersive visitor experience exploring the relationship between humanity and nature, FREE Thursday's 5-9pm. While you're there be sure to catch public Glassblowing demonstrations taking place in the Glass Pavilion Hot Shop. (Photos by Rob Wagner)

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Reclaiming Spaces: Arts & Culture - Documentary Showing

Plate One | 420 Madison Avenue, Suite 104

Reclaiming Spaces: Arts & Culture is a documentary by Nick Corbin Productions which explores the current movement of artistic revitalization in downtown Toledo Ohio. Nick is also the creator of our Art Loop promo video! After an introduction from the director, the showing will begin at 7pm. Q&A to follow. No charge for entry.

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