In response to COVID-19, The Arts Commission staff will be working remotely until further notice. We're doing our part to be safe and "flatten the curve." While you won't be able to visit us at the office, the team remains on the job and working as hard as ever. Should you need to contact one of us, please visit our Staff Directory.

During this time, we remain focused on working on our events, programs and services. When this passes, and it will, we look forward to joining together to celebrate life through art.


June 18-August 20

The Arts Commission will comply with State of Ohio guidelines through August 2020. As such, safety is our top priority and the Art Loop will not be hosting its traditional in-person programming June-August. Planning for gatherings in September and beyond will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stay inspired together. In lieu of in-person gatherings, we have developed several ways to continue engaging with our community while supporting local artists and businesses. Keep checking our website to stay up-to-date on our programming.

Call for Artists | Window Displays

Downtown Toledo Scavenger Hunt


Awardees announced: Thursday, August 20

The September Art Loop and Momentum Festival will be shifting to safely engage attendees in arts and cultural experiences, while also adhering to restrictions on public gatherings due to COVID-19. One element of the festival will be the downtown Toledo Scavenger Hunt, where attendees are invited to engage with virtual and discoverable elements with sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch! Visits to favorite public sculptures, tuning into to hear spoken word poetry, and food trucks are all on deck.

Momentum Festival activities will kick off on Thursday, September 17, in downtown Toledo and continue through mid-October.


The Arts Commission is seeking artists to create temporary window displays at participating Art Loop venues, as part of a downtown Toledo Scavenger Hunt. Applications are open to artists working in or across disciplines, including drawing, painting, illustration, multimedia, sculpture, photography. We are not able to support film or time-based works at this time. Artists need not have previous publicly displayed work to be considered.

Artists can display existing work or create a new installation. Honorariums of $400 for new work and $150 for existing work will be awarded to help fund the creation of selected projects.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants must have a residence or creative studio within 25 miles of downtown Toledo, Ohio. Individual artists, teams or collectives may apply. While we do welcome projects from established artists, our focus is to encourage, support, and elevate new and emerging artists. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Youth teams are welcome to apply with the lead applicant being 18 years of age or older.

All applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability.


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