Volunteer Spotlight!

Reem Barakat

This month we are celebrating Reem Barakat in our volunteer spotlight! Reem is a Toledo native who is passionate about enriching the community through the arts. Reem received her degree in Fine Arts from the University of Toledo. Currently, Reem can be found spending her time with her family at their locally owned Mediterranean restaurant, Phoenicia Cuisine or working on her own art featuring themes of language, family, and culture. Reem says “The arts and culture in Toledo encourage the community to develop authentic relationships with each other.”

In the spring 2018 Reem joined the Arts Commission as an intern and has been an active volunteer at the Art Loop and The Mix. Reem says volunteering with the Arts Commission has given her a chance to witness “the way the Toledoans have enriched the community through hard work, big ideas, and a love of sharing art.”

Thank you for all you do, Reem!

Street Crew

Art Loop | Every 3rd Thursday | April-December

The Loop is Toledo’s signature monthly arts experience. Loop guests are invited to explore the downtown creative community through self-guided tours of the art, artists, and spaces that inspire a vibrant Toledo. This is the perfect opportunity for those who love our city and want to canvas the streets touting all Toledo has to offer. New and seasoned volunteers are welcome! In order to have a well-trained team we ask that interested volunteers sign up for two or more Loop events.


Information Station

Art Loop | Every 3rd Thursday | April -December

This position is for both new and seasoned volunteers who are very familiar with downtown Toledo. Volunteers will be placed at one of our three Information Stations (Handmade Toledo, Imagination Station or Hensville) to answer questions event-goers might have about the event or our city. In order to have a well-trained team, we ask that interested volunteers sign up for two or more Loop events. You will


The Mix Prohibition

Friday | May 3

The Mix is The Arts Commission's signature spring fundraiser, featuring an exciting and exotic mix of live entertainment, art, food, and much more. Join us as we explore Downtown Toledo and celebrate our creative community. The Mix returns May 3, 2019 at Toledo Spirits. This is a great event to volunteer with friends and family and to meet new Toledoans! All Mix volunteers receive complimentary entrance to the event.


Have Questions?

Contact Event & Volunteer Coordinator, Natalie Tranelli-Jacobs at njacobs@theartscommission.org.

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