Supporting Local Artists Since 1959

Inspiring a Vibrant Toledo


  • Momentum 2024

    September 20 - 22

    This year's festival will be on N. Superior St., between Madison Avenue and Adams St, with both indoor and outdoor spaces for guests to explore. This festival is a celebration of Toledo's talented visual, performing, and literary artists and our vibrant community!

  • Toledo Flag Design Competition

    Submission Deadline: August 28

    The City of Toledo is seeking design submissions for a new city flag, in a process facilitated by The Arts Commission. This initiative aims to engage the community in reimagining the city’s visual identity and unify residents around a new flag design that reflects Toledo's spirit and values. Entries are being accepted now through August 28, 2024.

  • Accelerator Grants Open Now

    Cycle 4 Open July 23 - August 26

    The Arts Commission values the many artists across disciplines who are part of Toledo's vibrant creative community. 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. Eligible categories of support for this program include equipment, supplies, professional development, and project support.

Impact on Our Community in 2023

Volunteers Engaged
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Paid to Local Artists


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.