Come Explore Toledo Arts during the Thursday Art Walk series this summer! Held on the 4th Thursday of each month, May through September, Art Walks are a great opportunity to browse and purchase affordable local art while you explore the galleries, artists studios, and local businesses that call Downtown Toledo home. Art Walks are free and open to the public. Maps are provided at each venue during the event to help guide you to participating locations and include artist and exhibition information as well.
The Art Walk series, presented by The Arts Commission in partnership with the artists, galleries, businesses, and arts enthusiasts of Downtown Toledo, features nearly 30 arts-related venues opening their doors to hundreds of community members who attend the event each month. Downtown Toledo is composed of several neighborhoods that participate in Art Walks, including The Warehouse District, UpTown, the Old West End, the Center City, and the Old South End. Art Walks are a self guided event - walk, bike, drive, or take a TARTA bus to any participating location to get started! Limited tours are offered during the event at the Art Walk Information Table, located on the corner of St. Clair and Lafayette (near Fifth-Third Field).
Come explore Toledo's creative community this summer while you take in the sights and sounds of our local arts scene. Art Walks are a free, fun, healthy, exciting way to experience the wealth of creativity and great local businesses that make Toledo a vibrant arts center in the Midwest.
Maps and information about participating venues, artists, and exhibitions will be available online on this page in advance of each event.
About the Thursday Art Walk Program:
The Thursday Art Walk is a program organized as collaboration with the artists and businesses of the Downtown Toledo area through the The Arts Commission's Live Work Create Toledo initiative, which drives cultural tourism in Toledo and fosters economic development and revitalization through the arts. The Art Walk program began in 2007 to highlight, promote, and elevate existing arts studios, galleries, and supporting local businesses in the Downtown area. The Art Walk program has grown significantly in a short time, with the first Art Walk in May 2007 featuring just a few venues and an attendance of about 50 guests to regularly featuring nearly 30 venues in several neighborhoods surrounding Downtown Toledo with an attendance of several hundred guests each month, as well as live street performers, street vendors, and musicians.
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