Art Loop


Get Inspired at Art Loop

Art Loop is Toledo’s signature arts and culture experience. Explore the downtown creative community through celebrations of art, artists, and spaces that inspire a vibrant Toledo. The Loop is a program of The Arts Commission, presented in partnership with the artists and participating venues who make it possible.

Art Loop 2024 Season

Save the Dates for upcoming Art Loop events!

Art Loop in the Park
Saturday, June 15 | 12-4 pm
Glass City Metropark | 1505 Front Street
The Arts Commission partners with Metroparks Toledo for a first-ever Art Loop in the Park! This free community event celebrates art, natural spaces and the Glass City. Enjoy art activities and demonstrations, craft stations, music, roller skating, a scavenger hunt, bike tune-up station and more. Marks the one-year anniversary of Glass City Metropark and the brand new installation of the public work of art, Field of Histories.

Art Loop: Young Artists
Saturday, July 27 | 12-4 pm
Adams Street between 14th & 18th Streets
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Young Artists at Work (YAAW) program, The Arts Commission is partnering with Toledo School for the Arts for a young and arty summer party! The free community event highlights activities featuring and/or for young creatives: The annual YAAW art exhibition and student art sale, craft stations, youth performances, music and dance, art demos, thrift and vintage merchants, a Handmade Toledo mini maker’s mart, food trucks and more. 

Art Loop: Dancin’ in the Streets
Saturday, September 21
Superior Street at Madison Avenue
Toledo’s dance community takes to the streets again this year! In conjunction with Momentum Festival’s full line-up of art and culture activities, Dancin’ in the Streets helps to “kick off” The Arts Commission’s 65th anniversary celebration with an afternoon line-up of live contemporary, ethnic, traditional and interactive dance performances. 

Art Loop: Poetry Slam
Friday, November 8 | 6-9 pm
Collingwood Arts Center | 2413 Collingwood Blvd.
This first-of-its-kind event in Toledo – held in the historic Collingwood Arts Center (CAC) – spotlights talented local and regional poets and spoken word artists. The evening features a poetry slam competition, live music, ekphrastic writing activities, and a selection of CAC artists’ tables. Free and open to the public, with snacks and drinks available for purchase. 

Experience the best of arts and culture in Toledo.