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Celebrate the Glass City

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The 2022 Momentum Festival is set for September 15, 16, and 17!

Something for Everyone

Started in 2017, Momentum is a three-day festival that celebrates our vibrant community through arts and culture. Generously presented by ProMedica, this year’s festival promises to capture your imagination and encourages curiosity. Do as much or as little as you want–there is something that will spark a little creativity in everyone! Stay tuned for a complete list of activities and schedules for the festival.

September 15th – 17th

Celebrating our vibrant community through arts and culture.

The Arts Commission’s 2021 Momentum Festival brought three days of free arts and cultural experiences to downtown Toledo. We could not offer this innovative programming without the help of our generous sponsors. Together, we are strengthening our community, fostering creativity, and building a new and better future for our City. Thank you to our sponsors; ProMedica, Owens Corning, NSG / Pilkington N.A., University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, KeyBank National Association Trustee for the Walter E. Terhune Memorial Fund, The Blade, Toledo Museum of Art, BCAN, Buckeye Broadband, Huntington Bank, 13 ABC, City of Toledo, Erie Construction, Imagination Station, O-I, Mansour Wealth Management - McDonald Partners, The Ability Center, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Communica, La-Z-Boy, Ballas Buick GMC, Mainstreet Ventures, Spengler Nathanson, Adams Street Publishing, 2 Scale, Metroparks Toledo, Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, Kengo Sushi & Yakitori, Balance Pan-Asian Grille, The Andersons,, Destination Toledo, Madhouse, Stevens Disposal, and private donors.

Current Projects

Patti LaBelle

We’re bringing back the Friday night concert for this year’s Momentum Festival! ProMedica Live is hosting the “Godmother of Soul”, Patti LaBelle, in Toledo on Friday, September 16, as a part of The Arts Commission’s annual Momentum weekend (September 15 to 17). Enjoy soulful tunes, Toledo’s best food trucks, and beverages - including beer for the 21+ crowd - along the river in Promenade Park.

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Momentum | Intersection

The Momentum | Intersection glass program is a collaboration of industry, design, and art. Inspired by the studio glass movement, The Arts Commission seeks to provide new collaborations between applications of glass as an artistic medium and manufacturing processes. The program is a partnership with NSG, Pilkington North America.

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Toledo Alphabet Project

This project reimagines the typography of Toledo history with powered and illuminated letters.

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International Year of Glass

Toledo has earned the title of The Glass City through its long history of innovation in all aspects of the glass industry. In celebration of the United Nation’s International Year of Glass, more than a dozen local organizations have joined forces to highlight our region’s rich history in glass and manufacturing, to showcase the birthplace of the Studio Glass Movement and our vibrant art scene today, and to celebrate Toledo as the epicenter of the glass industry. Dozens of events including lectures, tours, workshops, and a dynamic art & music festival are planned to take place throughout 2022 in celebration of the International Year in Toledo.

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