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JURIED EXHIBITION OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 14

The Secor Building – 425 Jefferson Ave, Toledo, OH 43604

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. In this array of wonderful and contemporary works Michael Killoren, Jennifer Navva Milliken, and Raul Parades selected the following: First Place: Jennifer Hecker (Brockport NY) "Water Fall," Second Place: Joanna Manousis (Toledo OH) "Demeter," Third Place: Shahid Khan (Gahanna OH) "Minar Trio in Turquoise," Honorable Mention: Kazuki Takizawa (Los Angeles CA) "Container: Handle Wings," and Honorable Mention: Zac Weinberg (Toledo OH) "Mechanisms for Spectacular Experience."


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thank you for making momentum a huge success!

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 and members from New Power Generation will kick off the weekend with a free community concert on Friday night – A Symphonic Tribute to 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, live demos, art vendors 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 over 10 music venues in the Warehouse District – featuring The Commonheart at Fleetwood's Outdoor Stage. 

There’s truly something for everyone!

ALL PROMENADE PARK ACTIVITIES AND THE JURIED COMPETITION ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THE AFTER DARK SHOWS ARE ALSO FREE AT MOST VENUES – TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE TO THE COMMONHEART AT FLEETWOOD'S.

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Weekend Schedule

SEPTEMBER 15
7:30pm-10:30pm | FREE | A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Prince featuring members from the original band New Power Generation and Toledo Symphony at Promenade Park – Address: 400 Water St, Toledo, OH 43604

SEPTEMBER 16
10am-5pm | FREE | Glass, Music & Art Festival at Promenade Park

4:30pm-5:30pm | FREE | Hot Shots Reception at AIGA – 11 One-of-a-Kind Works Created by Glass Artists Partnering with Design Agencies – Address: 705 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43604

5:30pm–10pm | FREE | Juried Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards at The Secor Building – Address: 425 Jefferson Ave, Toledo, OH 43604

8:30pm–1am | Momentum After Dark in the Warehouse Distrcit – Tickets can be purchased for The Commonheart at Fleetwood's and enjoy 9 other free venues.

SEPTEMBER 17
10am–5pm | FREE | Glass, Music & Art Festival at Promenade Park
10AM-5PM | FREE | Momentum Juried Exhibition at the Secor Building

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

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A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Prince

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

You haven’t heard the music of Prince like this – with the might of a full symphony orchestra! Backed by the TSO and featuring former members of His Royal Badness’ own band, The New Power Generation, we bring you A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Prince featuring all the hits from Little Red Corvette, 1999, and Raspberry Beret to When Doves Cry and Purple Rain. Performed like never before, this symphonic tribute honors the legend, the icon, the megastar…Prince!


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GLASS, MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL

SEP 16 & 17 | 10AM-5PM | free

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!


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MOMENTUM AFTER DARK

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

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 10 local bands and performers across a wide-range of genres at amazing venues in Downtown Toledo’s Warehouse District. Be sure to catch The Commonheart from 10pm–12am at Fleetwood's Tap Room Outdoor Stage ($5 admission to benefit Momentum). All other performances are free.


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Inspiring a Vibrant Toledo

MOMENTUM Weekend Map

Find your way around the festival

Momentum - Hot Glass | Cool Music features multiple venues and stages throughout Promenade Park and Downtown Toledo throughout the weekend. Find detailed performance and exhibition schedules, as well as parking, ATM, and accommodation recommendations for the weekend. Click on the link below to navigate the interactive Google Map.


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CULTURE INSPIRES HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

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.

Other events in Downtown Toledo

Friday, September 15 – Hot Glass Cool Characters Vitrolite Visions Self-guided Audio Tour and Exhibition Did you know that one of the best Art Deco art installations in Toledo was made of glass?  Main Library is home to a remarkable display of glass mosaic murals called Vitrolite, a popular product of the Libbey Owens Ford Company in the 1930 and 1940s.  With your phone and ear buds, make your first stop of the tour in the Central Court and then continue the tour to the Children’s Library.  You will gain a greater appreciation for the design, installation, and preservation of this unique glass and understand why people visit Main Library from all over the world.

Saturday, September 16 – Flying Pig Music Fest at TSA

Sunday, September 17 – Wander the Warehouse District

September 2, 2017 – March 18, 2018TMA Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists

 


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