Supporting Local Artists Since 1959

Inspiring a Vibrant Toledo


  • The Mix - Tickets Available Now

    Friday, May 3rd at TolHouse

    Immerse yourself in the best art, music, and culture of Toledo at The Mix! Join us as we bring together artists, performers, and the culturally inclined from around our city to create, enjoy delicious food, and move to live music. Proceeds from The Mix will benefit the programs and activities of The Arts Commission.

  • Accelerator Grants Opening Soon

    Cycle 1 Open April 22 - May 20

    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.

  • Request for Proposals: Inter/Active

    Art installations for the Momentum Festival

    The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Art in Public Places Program is seeking highly interactive, community-driven, collaborative works of art that are accessible to the public and civic in scope, to be placed in key locations at this year’s Momentum Festival, taking place Friday September 20th through Sunday September 22nd, 2024.

Impact on Our Community in 2023

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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.