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Inspiring a Vibrant Toledo

The Arts Commission

Community Crafternoon

December 11th

Crafternoons are a monthly series of free art workshops for all ages and artistic abilities. Join us in December for Embroidery with Olivia Anderson. This project encourages mindfulness and you get to create a custom gift for the holiday season!

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Donate to Support the Arts

Arts and culture are at the core of strong and vibrant communities. You can build a better community with a donation to The Arts Commission today.

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YAAW Staff Applications Open

Apply by February 2, 2023

Young Artists at Work (YAAW) offers paid summer apprenticeships to area teens to learn creative skills, job skills alike, and connect to community through the creation of public art and salable works. Apply now for Visual Arts Staff positions.

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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

International Year of Glass

Toledo has earned the title of The Glass City through its long history of innovation in all aspects of the glass industry. In celebration of the United Nation’s International Year of Glass, more than a dozen local organizations have joined forces to highlight our region’s rich history in glass and manufacturing, to showcase the birthplace of the Studio Glass Movement and our vibrant art scene today, and to celebrate Toledo as the epicenter of the glass industry. Dozens of events including lectures, tours, workshops, and a dynamic art & music festival are planned to take place throughout 2022 in celebration of the International Year in Toledo.

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