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. Check them out below!

Art Box | Sales End July 16 or While Supplies Last

What Is It?

While we are unable to gather to celebrate the arts, we can still stay inspired together. Art Box is a way for The Arts Commission to connect with our community while supporting local artists and businesses.

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Your box will include 7 full-size premium art supplies from Art Supply Depo, a selection of cardstock and construction paper with a Scrap4Art Mystery Mix bag full of fun surprises. In addition, you receive a full-color Let’s Create booklet with a menu describing each product and corresponding prompts and lessons from featured artists. Sales end July 16 or while supplies last.


Time to play, create, and experiment with your new art supplies! Keep visiting our website for new printable pages and video demos.


Take a photo and post it to your social channels with #MyVibrantToledo. Make sure to like and tag @theartscommission on Instagram and @artscommission on Facebook. *By tagging The Arts Commission in your photos you are giving permission to repost them with photo credit.

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Specially curated materials by Art Supply Depō with techniques used by the featured artists.

Note: Due to delays in manufacturing as a result of COVID-19 you may receive either Gouache or Watercolor paints and various size Taklon brushes in your Art Box. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • STABILO Pen 68 Brush Markers - Set of 6. Provide thick and thin lines in brilliant colors. Ideal for color progression, blending, watercolor effects, and brush lettering for beginners or advanced artists. These markers have great coverage and feature up to 24 hours of dry-out protection without a cap.
  • Col-Erase Non-Photo Blue. Erasable and light, this pencil has pigment that will not appear when photocopied. That means you don’t have to erase sketch lines before inking! Ideal for illustration and animation. PMA certified nontoxic.
  • Art Creation Gouache Paint or Watercolor Paint. These sets feature opaque gouache or transparent watercolor with excellent color intensity. It can be thinned with water and dries within several minutes. It is great for painting matte sections without leaving stripes. Various colors can quickly be painted over one another and the paint can be used on many grounds including paper, cardboard, wood, and more. Great for artists, designers, and illustrators and for color mixing instruction.
  • Soft-Grip Golden Taklon Brush. This brush uses durable taklon that resists abuse. Ideal for use with acrylics, tempera, gouache, and watercolors. Soft-Grip brushes feature thick acrylic handles and soft, no-slip rubber grips designed for extended periods of painting.
  • Uni-Ball Gel Impact Pen in White. It features a rollerball tip and smooth rubber grip that provides superior comfort and control. These pens have a sleek design with a metallic sheen and produce thick and vibrant lines. Their Super Ink protects against water, fading and fraud.
  • Pigma Micron PN Plastic Nib Pen. These pens offer high-quality performance with a plastic nib suitable for everyday, multi-purpose writing. The durable plastic nib provides skip-free writing, and a fine or medium line width (.4mm to .5mm) can be achieved, based on writing pressure. Pigma archival quality ink is waterproof, chemical and fade resistant, bleed free, quick-drying and pH neutral.
  • Art Gum Eraser. Rubber gum-type block for pencil erasing. 2"W x 1"D x 1"H.
  • Bonus! A selection of cardstock and construction paper with a Scrap4Art Mystery Mix bag full of fun surprises.


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Learn from Featured Artists | Free

Let's Create Booklet

Download the Let's Create booklet, featuring instructions and prompts from featured artists.


Video Lessons & Demos

Follow along and find your own inspiration as featured artists demonstrate techniques used in their own art practice.



In response to COVID-19, The Arts Commission staff will be working remotely until further notice. If you have any questions please contact Art Loop Manager, Natalie Tranelli-Jacobs at

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