Art Loop - July 19, 2019


July 18, 2019

Toledo’s local arts community will be on display, including a series of interactive art installations, performances, and more, with plenty of opportunities to see, experience, and shop.

Getting Started

Let your Art Loop journey begin!

Especially if you are new to the Art Loop, we suggest you start at any of our 3 Information Stations; Handmade Toledo (1111 Adams), Imagination Station (1 Discovery Way), or Hensville (N St Clair St). There you will find volunteers in our signature red Art Loop shirts who can answer questions and help you select a route for the night based on your interests. You can park on the street (free after 5pm) or in nearby lots and garages.

Good things to know

Rain or Shine

The Art Loop is a rain or shine event. In the case of inclement weather all participating venues will remain open, so you can duck inside and continue the fun! Select street programming (June-October) will move inside the Seagate Convention Center lobby, Monroe St. entrance. You can also pick up one of our snazzy new Art Loop umbrellas at any of the three Informations Stations. Event day weather updates can be found on our website and social media.


You can ride, walk, bike or drive your way downtown during the Art Loop. Our bus service, provided by TARTA is 100% wheelchair accessible, with lifts or ramps. Check out the bus schedule below to best plan your Art Loop travels. Bus schedules can also be found at our Information Stations. For cyclists bikes ride free on a special front mount. You can identify all accessible venues by selecting the ADA Accessible filter on our online map. As our city works to improve infrastructure, construction may cause some delays. Our partners at TARTA are committed to providing quality service. Thank you for your support and patience! For questions regarding any accommodation needs please contact us at 419-254-2787.

Bus Schedule
Complimentary Rides

All children 12 and under, senior citizens, and students with an ID will receive complimentary wristbands to ride the Art Loop bus free of charge. Pick up your wristbands at one of our Information Stations: Handmade Toledo, Imagination Station, Main Library (starting in Oct), and Hensville.

Imagination Station

1 Discovery Way | $5 After 5pm

The Imagination Station is OPEN! ADMISSION IS $5 AFTER 5PM ON ART LOOP NIGHTS! As they prepare for construction of the KeyBank Discovery Theater there will be a temporary labeled entrance. Note that for the June 20 Art Loop southbound Summit St. will be closed to traffic between Jackson and Adams. Sidewalks will also be closed in this area. We appreciate your patience during this construction as it may cause some delays for the Art Loop Bus. Suggested parking at the Promedica Depo Parking Garage (corner of Summit & Jefferson - $5 fee).

Learn More

Artist Market

Farmers' Market (525 Market St) | 5:30-8:30pm

Make the Artist Market one of your stops at Art Loop Interactive. For the first time the Toledo Farmers' Market and The Arts Commission are teaming up to showcase local artist and market vendors, food trucks, wine tastings, live music and interactive art! Stroll down Adoption Row while you’re there add a new pup or kitten to your family from local animal advocacy organizations. For your convenience we’ve added an Art Loop bus stop at the market!

Pooch Patio

Artist Market | Farmers' Market (525 Market St) | 5:30-8:30pm

Behind many artists is a furry friend that supports and inspires creativity. This month's Art Loop Artist Market includes a Pooch Patio, featuring Adoption Row where you can find the paw-fect pup from Planned Pethood, Inc. and Friends of Lucas County Dogs, complimentary caricatures of you and your furry family members with artist, Isaac Klunk, and pup treats at the bone bar. Also enjoy an array of artist and market vendors, food trucks, wine tastings, live music and interactive art. Pet's welcome!


N St Clair (between Washington & Monroe) | 5:30-9pm | All Ages

At Hensville jump in the inflatable theme park with bouncy house obstacle courses and games, cruise the streets with ToleGo and Toledo Bikes!, Join in coloring the giant sidewalk chalk mural with artist, Caroline Jardine. Create some tunes with the BeInstrumental Petting Zoo and BGSU Taiko Drummers, try your hand at cirque arts with Birds Eye View Circus, giant bubble making with the Bubble Sharks and much much more!

3 for $30! Match Up: A Poster Series

Hensville | N St. Clair St (between Washington & Monroe)

For the first time The Mud Hens, The Arts Commission, and AIGA Toledo teamed up this summer to offer limited edition posters commemorating the June 20th matchup between the Toledo Mud Hens and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs! Three unique posters will be available 3 for $30 until July 26. Each poster is an original design created by local Toledo designers and printed by H.O.T. Printing & Graphics. To get yours stop by Hensville during the July 18 Art Loop OR visit our office M-F, 8:30-4:30pm until July 26. In person purchases only.

The Art of Sport Exhibition

5/3 Field | June 20-July 18

This unique collaborative exhibition was curated specifically for the first ever Art Loop: The Art of Sport. Highlighting great moments in local and regional sports history, The Art of Sport Exhibition aims to tell the story of Toledo's inherent and intrinsic connections between two great pastimes that have come to define our city and its citizens. Through play, competition, collaboration, and creative expression, Toledo's arts communities and sports legacies have endured social, political, and economic challenges. Both are rooted in people and how they interact with our environment. Featuring fine examples of sports photography, pivotal moments in sports history, and quirky moments in competition, this exhibition aims to tell our story in a new way, through the lens of those present to capture the moment. With this exhibition, in honor of the 100-year anniversary of "Toledo's Day in the Sun," the infamous Dempsey-Willard boxing match, we pay special homage to Toledo's legacy of competitive fisticuffs, past and present. Games are creative by nature, from concept to competition the process by which we interact with one another is an art itself. Here we celebrate Toledo's legacy of inventiveness in that regard. Exhibition is inside 5/3 Field (off St. Clair in lobby next to Holy Toledo Tavern).

Presented in partnership by The Arts Commission, The Blade, and the Toledo Mud Hens. Sponsored by HCR ManorCare.

Mud Hens pitcher 2018

Toledo Mud Hens pitcher Drew VerHagen throws against the Norfolk Tides during a baseball game Monday, May 28, 2018, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio. This picture was captured using an in camera multiple exposure technique. Photo by Blade Photographer, Jeremy Wadsworth

Loop Nights at Gathered

Gathered Glassblowing Studio | 23 N Huron

Gathered Glassblowing Studio presents a night of hot glass sculpting demonstrations and live music. In the gallery featured artist Robin Okun, displaying a series of paintings titled “Strength in Vulnerability," addressing issues concerning the female gaze, and the empowerment found in empathy, compassion and the feminine form. Be sure to venture to the second floor studios, with public demonstrations by resident letterpress studio, Black Iron Press (5:30-9pm).

Uptown Green Park

1904 Madison | All Ages | Free

At Uptown Green team up on giant inflatable bungee runs, obstacles courses and competitive games, have a close up animal encounter with Frogtown Exotics, at 7pm join in Dress to Sweat hip hop workout with Joshua Buchanan followed by a Dance Off, take a ride on ToledGo bikes, enjoy live music, tasty food and treats. This action packed night is all ages and free to the public!

Manos' Community Garden


Don't miss a chance to visit Manos' Community Garden, an open community urban garden featuring flowing plants, vegetables, educational signage and works by local artists, including eight murals, iron sculpture, bird sculpture, and the garden's the iconic purple bean art pole. Also enjoy hotdogs, lemonade and cookies, raspberry picking, tours and garden info to all who stop by!

Featured Craft & Culinary

Bronze Boar

Drop by the Bronze Boar, one of the newest venues to join the Art Loop. Featuring a night of revving engines from local hot rod club, The Piston Jammers, live music by Jeffrey Oliver, Red Eye Pie food truck, a great drink selection, and a featured local artist.

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Black Cloister

Bend your brain during trivia night at Black Cloister, a local brewing company creating craft beers in a classic Victorian building, built in 1874 in Toledo's Downtown Warehouse District. Free to play with prizes to win, 7:30-8:30pm! Enjoy the newly released Belgium IPA HOP SMAAK $4.75/12oz - $5.75/16oz.

Trivia Night 2

Toledo Museum of Art

Stop by the TMA and check out exhibitions like "Life Is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture" and "Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue" as well as the "Everything in Rhythm" installation featuring a multi-sensory display, exploring the relationship between art and music. Masters Series Lecture with Chip Lord, a media artist who works with video and digital photography, at 6pm in the Peristyle. Stop by the Glass Pavilion Hot Shop to try your hand at glass blowing by participating in the Pick Your Project Program (6:30pm, $30 members/$40 non-members) or enjoy public demonstrations (free at 8pm). View Katherine Gray's immersive installation "(Being) in a Hotshop" as she engages viewers with the sights, sounds, and smells of the glassmaking studio.

Join the Fun!

Community Yoga

6:30pm | $5

Join the Toledo Asana Room for a community yoga class during the Art Loop at 6:30pm. Learn more about Ashtanga Yoga, a dynamic, flowing style that connects the movement of the body with the breath. The method stresses the importance of daily practice of a set series of movements. Featuring local Boochy Mama Kombucha for just $5 a bottle. Space is limited to 25. Registration is necessary. Don’t forget, if the weather is nice, we’ll be practicing on our rooftop deck!

Get Tickets

Art Loop After Dark!

The Heights | 9-11pm

At The Heights in the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, enjoy, drink specials, live music, creative experiences, networking opportunities, and an amazing view of the city!
At The Bar

The Attic on Adams | 9pm

Join us at The Attic on Adams, Uptown's neighborhood bar serving up happy hour specials and features 7 days a week, including one of Toledo's finest selection of craft beers from around the country.

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