Art Loop - September 20, 2019

Dancin' in the Streets

September 19, 2019

One of the Art Loops’ most popular annual events returns as Toledo’s dance community takes to the streets! Enjoy a wide array of contemporary, ethnic, traditional, and interactive dance performances throughout downtown. Download our event schedule below to plan your experience!

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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! While you're there enjoy the BeInstrumental petting zoo, where you can try your hand at a variety of musical instruments! During construction of the KeyBank Discovery Theater there will be a temporary labeled entrance. Suggested parking at the Promedica Depo Parking Garage (corner of Summit & Jefferson - $5 fee).

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N. St Clair Street

Move it!

The Warehouse District is jam packed with entertainment for the September 19 Art Loop! Enjoy performances by Kaye Cook African Dancers, Aegela Centers for Middle Eastern Dance, Molly's Irish Dancers, El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico, Lourdes Competitive Cheer Team, and FAMED Studios, with crash performance by University of Toledo's Drumline and Scott High School Fantastic Dancin' Machine, followed up by headliners the Mawtini Dabkeh Troupe فرقة موطني للفنون والتراث العربي and We R Hip Hop!

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Swingin' Hot Rod Show

The Swingin' Hot Rod Show will be in full roar on St Clair Street with swing dancing by the Bowling Green Falcon Swing Society along with nostalgia dragsters from the Piston Jammers Car Clubs.

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Lessons and Open Dance | 7-9pm

Join Michal T. Promotions for salsa lessons on St. Clair St. starting at 7pm followed by open dance until 9pm. All skill levels welcome. No need to sign up - just show up! Free and open to the public.

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Washington Street

At Packo's at the Park join in the knee slapping fun with the Bavarian Sports Club. On the corner of Washington and Huron see the Kazenodaichi Taiko Ensemble.

Gathered Glassblowing Studio

23 N Huron | Opening Reception 6-9pm

Gathered Glassblowing Studio features local photographer and writer dirtykics with an exhibition of photographs titled “Nothing to Lose," a reflection on dirtykics’ daily interactions with people from the Toledo community, shot and printed using traditional analog film techniques and are often raw, unflinching, and honest portrayals of the people he encounters. The Gathered hot shop will be featuring local artisans fabricating new Keys to the City of Toledo in conjunction with Momentum along with letterpress demonstrations from upstairs studio Black Iron Press.

Momentum | Promenade Park

400 Water St |

During the Art Loop next Thursday stop by Promenade Park at 7:30pm to experience sunset activation of the temporary public art installations featured at Momentum! Engage your senses and interact with works like POOF!, The Herd, Supernova, You are Beautiful and Sunset Carry Out. Enjoy performances by iDance Adaptive Performing Arts Center and Toledo's Human Experience Modern Dance Co. as they interact with installations, Aqueous and Sound Sculpture. Learn more about Momentum and join us for Friday and Saturday as well!

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Momentum | Intersection Exhibition

Center for Visual Arts | 620 Art Museum Dr | 5:30-7:30pm

The Arts Commission is pleased to debut new works by Alibi Studio (Detroit, MI), Sean Merchant (Brunswick, OH), and Zac Weinberg (Maumee, OH). Through new collaborations between applications of glass as an artistic medium and manufacturing processes, each project exemplifies new approaches to float glass. Momentum Intersection Opening Reception at The University of Toledo, Center for Visual Arts with the support of Pilkington Glass North America part of Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.,

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, Deuces Dogs 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

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!

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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.

The Attic

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