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Who We Are

Inspiring a Vibrant Toledo

Who We Are

The Arts Commission is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded
 in 1959 to foster Toledo’s heritage in the arts. The organization is the longest-standing arts commission in the state of Ohio, serving youth, artists, arts organizations, and the general public. Since 1977, The Arts Commission has managed the City of Toledo’s One Percent for Art program, the first in the state of Ohio and among the first in the nation, and maintains Toledo’s impressive collection of public art.

Arts and culture are at the core of strong and vibrant communities.

Arts Commission Staff

Airen Meyer

Creative Placemaking Coordinator

Airen Meyer joined the Arts Commission in 2021, fulfilling a longstanding aspiration to contribute to her community in a meaningful...

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Andrea Price

Artist Services Manager

As the Art Services Manager for The Arts Commission Andrea Price is able to help local artists advance their careers by planning,...

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David Ross

Creative Placemaking Coordinator

Dave Ross is a community artist turned advocate for youth and creativity. He is an alumnus of The Arts Commission's Young Artist...

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Emily Finkel

Office Manager

Emily joined The Arts Commission staff in 2008. Emily leads administrative coordination among staff and manages communication. She...

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Hope Hooper

Marketing & Communications Manager

Hope Hooper joined the Arts Commission as the Momentum Festival Manager and has a background in fine arts, event planning, and...

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Jennifer Jarrett

Chief Operating Officer

With over 25 years of experience in non-profit administration, Jennifer became a member of The Arts Commission staff in 2007. Her...

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Jesse Heider-Ayling

Art Loop Manager

Jesse joined The Arts Commission as the Art in Public Places Coordinator in early 2021. She studied Art History and Interior Design at...

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Lindsay Akens

Subgranting & Creative Placemaking Manager

Lindsay Akens joined The Arts Commission in 2015 and serves Toledo’s neighborhoods through Creative Placemaking strategies and is...

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Marc Folk

President & Chief Executive Officer

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marc D. Folk, began with The Arts Commission in 1996 as an instructor in the Young Artists at...

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Marcia Culling

Financial Manager

As part time Financial Manager for The Arts Commission, Marcia is responsible for the fiscal and human resource management of the...

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Molly Burns

Art in Public Places Coordinator

Molly joined the Arts Commission in the spring of 2022 as the Coordinator for Art in Public Places (APP). Formerly with the Toledo...

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Natalie Gray

Youth Services Manager

Natalie Gray is a graduate from the University of Toledo with a B.A. in Communication. Gray first got involved with The Arts...

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Nathan Mattimoe

Art in Public Places Director

Nathan Mattimoe has worked as a project manager for nine years. Nathan joined The Arts Commission as the Art in Public Places...

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Tess Healy

Momentum Festival Coordinator

Tess Healy first got involved with The Arts Commission in 2021 helping with the Art Loop and Momentum Festival. She graduated from...

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