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Inspiring a Vibrant Toledo

The Arts Commission

Volunteer at Art Loop

2023 Season

Art Loops are free events featuring artist make-and-takes, creative spaces, food trucks, live art, music, and fun! Volunteer positions are suitable for enthusiastic, extroverted individuals willing to engage with children and adults within community settings.

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Artist Mixer

March 31

Local artists are invited to join The Arts Commission staff at TolHouse, on Friday, March 31st. Learn more about The Arts Commission, artist opportunities and organizations in Toledo, and network with other arts advocates from 5:30PM - 8:00PM.

RSVP by March 30

2023 Annual Congressional Exhibition

February 22 - April 2

The Arts Commission and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur present the Ninth Congressional District Invitational Art Competition to honor artistic excellence demonstrated by area high school students.

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The Arts Commission advocates to Inspire a Vibrant Community in Toledo. We believe support for artists and creatives in our region is essential to the greater Toledo area's revitalization, sense of place, and commitment to a brighter future. Through collaboration and community conversation we achieve innovative resources and programming that serve Toledo.


The arts are the heart and soul of our community. By fostering access to arts, creativity, and professional development for all artists and creatives in our area, at all skill levels, and from all walks of life, we encourage a more honest, diverse, and engaging interaction with our city, for residents and guests alike.


Our work is vital to helping build a new and better future for our city. From creating a more fertile ground for the arts to grow and develop, to providing access to fun, creativity, and new opportunities, Toledo's art and artists are at the center of driving a sense of community and enriching our neighborhoods, while fostering a creative economy that contributes to our sense of revitalization.

The Arts Commission strengthens our community, fosters creativity and celebrates life through art.

Featured Projects

Broadway Street Corridor

The Arts Commission, in partnership with City of Toledo Transportation Division, the Broadway Corridor Coalition and the Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center, seeks to commission artistically designed infrastructure enhancements for a new construction project along the Broadway Street corridor in the Old South End, Toledo.

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