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Inspiring a Vibrant Toledo

The Arts Commission

Call for Submissions: Signal Box Wrap Project

Apply by July 10

Starting in 2021 The Arts Commission’s Art in Public Places program sought artists to create “Flora and Fauna” themed artwork to be applied as vinyl wraps on signal boxes around the City of Toledo. Submit a design to be considered for the next phase of installations, apply by July 10.

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Accelerator Grant 2023

Cycle 2 Deadline: June 26

The Accelerator Grant is a competitive program offering financial support with a quick turnaround for local artists to advance their creative projects and their careers.

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Momentum | Intersection 2024 Exhibition

Apply by June 28, 2023

Applications are now open for the 2023/2024 Momentum | Intersection Program. The Arts Commission invites creative individuals to reimagine the potential of Pilkington float glass toward the creation projects funded through Momentum | Intersection, a collaboration of industry, design, and art.

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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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The ABC's of Public Art Book & Field Guide

As part of continued education efforts The Arts Commission’s Art in Public Places program two new books have been published and are now available for public request and pick up. Both books are available for free to the public as both printed and digital versions. The Art in Public Places Field Guide, designed by Madhouse Creative, features nine zones and over eighty works of art to explore. The ABC’s of Public Art, illustrated by Merrill Rainey, is geared toward ages 3-5 as they follow Artimus the Owl throughout Northwest Ohio from A-Z. This is the second edition of the popular book. Both editions have now been distributed to over 15,000 children in the area.

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