The Arts Commission, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, presenting partner ProMedica, and the business and philanthropic communities are honored to join together to offer this free community celebration to our region. Join us for Momentum, a 3-day art and music festival in Downtown Toledo. The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will kick off the weekend with a free community concert of The Music of Prince on Friday night. Enjoy the two-day festival of Glass, Music and Art in Promenade Park and witness newly commissioned works of public art, mobile hot shops and more. Visit the month-long Juried Competition and Exhibition with significant prizes for new works in glass, building on our identity as the birthplace of the Studio Glass Movement. Saturday night will also feature Momentum After Dark, in partnership with music venues in the Warehouse District. There’s truly something for everyone

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Weekend Schedule

7:30pm-10:30pm | Music of Prince by TSO | Promenade Park

10am-5pm | Glass, Music & Art Festival | Promenade Park
5:30pm–10pm | Juried Competition Opening Reception | Secor Building
8:30pm–1am | Momentum After Dark | Warehouse District

10am–5pm | Glass, Music & Art Festival | Promenade Park

Public Art Projects | ECHO by Kristine Rumman and Dane Turpening, Tower of Light by Erwin Redl, TRACE by Daniel Ronney and Unity by Erin Peterson.

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The Music of Prince

friday sep. 15 | 7:30PM-10:30pm

You haven’t heard the music of Prince like this – with the might of a full symphony orchestra. Backed by the TSO and featuring members of His Royal Badness’ own band, The New Power Generation, we bring you all the hits from Little Red Corvette, 1999, and Raspberry Beret to When Doves Cry and Purple Rain. LA-based lead vocalist Mackenzie Green was specifically chosen for this production because he has the look, the voice, and the style of Prince.


SEP 16 & 17 | 10AM-5PM

Bring your friends and family together to celebrate the First Festival in Promenade Park! Momentum | Glass, Music and Art Festival will feature more than 20 Glass & Design vendors throughout the newly renovated Promenade Park. Enjoy live music and performances all weekend long along the river – bring a chair or blanket and stay all day! Food trucks, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Experience INTER/ACTIVE public art projects including UNITY, aluminum casting and mobile hot shops and check out the new works of public art!

Juried Competition and Exhibition

SATURDAY sep. 16 | 5:30PM-10PM

Join us in the historic Secor Hotel and wander through multiple galleries to experience the Momentum Juried Competition and Exhibition. The exhibition includes artworks from regional and national artists working in glass, glass related materials, or materials referencing glass to celebrate this unique narrative and the work that evolves from it. Works will be judged by nationally recognized experts from within the glass and artistic communities. The awards will be announced at the opening reception on Saturday, September 16th; the exhibition will be open to the public through October 14.

Call for Artists | Deadline July 17


SATURDAY sep. 16 | 8:30PM-1AM

Live music lives in Toledo as The Arts Commission presents “Momentum After Dark” on Saturday, September 16th, 8:30 pm - 1:00 am in the Warehouse District. Experience more than 20 local bands and performers across a wide-range of genres at amazing venues in Downtown Toledo’s Warehouse District. A full schedule is coming soon!


2017 Momentum Presenting Sponsor

Art is essential to a healthy community and a vibrant downtown. The Arts Commission is pleased to partner with ProMedica to present the 2017 Momentum – Hot Glass | Cool Music, promoting the greater Downtown Toledo area as a vibrant center of arts, culture, and creative life for residents, guests, tourists, and those dedicated to Toledo's revitalization.

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