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Momentum

Celebrate the Glass City

Celebrate the Glass City

The Arts Commission is pleased to announce the 2022 Momentum Festival along the Maumee riverfront. Join us in celebrating the Glass City on September 15, 16, and 17 with community partners and friends to enjoy art, music, film, poetry, dance, and more!

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 is a celebration of Toledo's status as the Glass City during the International Year of Glass. 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 a schedule for the festival.

September 15th – 17th

Celebrating our vibrant community through arts and culture.

Event Schedule

Thursday: Dance in the Glass City

Momentum | Intersection Exhibition Opening Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, Reflection Room, 2444 Monroe Street 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Food Trucks Promenade Park 5:30PM to 9:00PM
Dancin' in the Streets - Art Loop Collaboration N. St. Clair Street 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Films Promenade Park 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Pop-Up Murals - Local Artists Promenade Park 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Momentum + Art Loop After Dark Dance Party Promenade Park 8:00PM to 10:00PM
Art Exhibits Promenade Park + Downtown Toledo All Day

Friday: Party in the Glass City

Patti LaBelle - hosted by ProMedica Live Promenade Park, 400 Water Street 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Party at UpTown Green - food trucks, music, and art UpTown Green Park 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Art Exhibits Promenade Park + Downtown Toledo All Day

Saturday: Play in the Glass City

Artist Market Promenade Park 1:00PM to 8:00PM
Firenation - Live Glass Blowing Demonstrations Promenade Park 1:00PM to 8:00PM
Yoga + Mindfulness Promenade Park 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Pop-up Murals - Local Artists Promenade Park 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Family Focused Entertainment Promenade Park 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Live Music + Entertainment Promenade Park 4:00PM to 8:00PM
Momentum After Party Festival Park 8:00PM to 10:00PM
Art Exhibits Promenade Park + Downtown Toledo All Day

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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