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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

Marc Folk

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Jennifer Jarrett

Chief Operating Officer

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Ryan Bunch

Community Initiatives Director

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Kelly Rose Hirsh

Development Director

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Nathan Mattimoe

Art in Public Places Director

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Lindsay Akens

Creative Placemaking Manager

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Marcia Culling

Financial Manager

Emily Finkel

Office Manager

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Natalie Gray

Youth Services Manager

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Hope Hooper

Momentum Festival Manager

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Crystal Phelps

Marketing & Communications Manager

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Andrea Price

Artist Services Manager

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Natalie Tranelli-Jacobs

Art Loop Manager

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Jesse Heider-Ayling

Art in Public Places Coordinator

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Emily Horst

Cultural Assets Research and Mapping Coordinator

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Airen Meyer

Creative Placemaking Coordinator

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David Ross

Creative Placemaking Coordinator

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