The Momentum Festival
Return to the Riverfront
The Arts Commission is pleased to announce the 2021 Momentum Festival, returning in-person along the Maumee riverfront. Join us on September 16, 17, and 18 with community partners and friends to enjoy art, music, film, poetry, dance, and more!
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 schedule for the festival.
THURSDAY • 6 PM - 10 PM
FOR THE ART LOVER
Supernova Digital Animation Festival - concurrently showing in Denver, CO. This is the only screening east of the Mississippi! Debut of the short film “Sons of Toledo” written by Matt Foss and Monty Cole at the KeyBank Discovery Theater, Imagination Station
Public Art Projects -- take a tour, get insight, and the first photo ops with new murals and projects only here for the weekend! Be sure to enjoy them all three days.
• Street Seats by Pneuhaus
• Crescendo by Kyle Ebersole
• The Toledo Alphabet Project by Graphite Design + Build
Extended evening hours at The Toledo Museum of Art to visit the Momentum | Intersection glass exhibition.
FRIDAY • 6 PM - 10 PM
FOR THE PARTY PEOPLE
Live DJs & Painting
Pop-up performances from local and regional dance troupes
Did we mention dancing?
SATURDAY • 10 AM - 6 PM
FOR THE FAMILY
Artist Market featuring painting, embroidery, ceramics, and so much more!
Zot Artz - Art for All! presented by The Ability Center, “Kids love making art. At Zot Artz, we design and make adaptive art tools so that children with disabilities can create huge, amazing art pieces.”
Glass blowing demonstrations by Fire Nation
Call For Artist Vendors
Apply by August 13
Calling all artist vendors! The Momentum Festival is now accepting applications for the Artist Market. We are seeking a well-rounded variety of vendors from jewelry and wearables to functional ceramics and paintings. All participants are provided with a 9' x 10' tent, one 8’ table, and 2 chairs. There is a $100 fee for participation. A vendor's license and proof of insurance are required. Vendors retain 100% of all sales and are responsible for the collection and reporting of any applicable sales taxes. Electricity is limited.
Call for Artists
Apply by August 12
The Arts Commission invites creative individuals to reimagine the potential of Pilkington float glass toward the creation of projects funded through "Momentum | Intersection", a collaboration of industry, design, and art. To this end, The Arts Commission seeks to provide new partnerships between applications of glass as an artistic medium and manufacturing processes with a call for proposals. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to see the inside workings of the float glass process, gain access to career professionals who make the glass, and integrate this industrial material into new work. This program is part of the Momentum Festival.