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!
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.
Street Crew | Light Up! Toledo
Art Loop | Thursday, December 20
We are looking for spirited volunteers to spread holiday cheer for the December 20 Light Up! Toledo Art Loop! Volunteers will be traveling the Art Loop delivering goodies to event-goers, escorting event-goers between major featured events, and dispensing hot cocoa. For those who like to be on-the-go and are excited about the city, Street Crew creates both an energized Arts Commission presence and support to guest by answering questions and highlighting the night's features. New and seasoned volunteers are welcome!
Contact Event & Volunteer Coordinator, Natalie Tranelli-Jacobs at email@example.com.