Saturday, July 27 | 12-4 pm
Adams Street between 14th & 18th Streets

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Young Artists at Work (YAAW) program, The Arts Commission is partnering with Toledo School for the Arts for a young and arty summer party! The free community event highlights activities featuring and/or for young creatives: The annual YAAW art exhibition and student art sale, craft stations, youth music & dance performances, DJ, thrift and vintage merchants, a Handmade Toledo mini maker’s mart, bicycle decorating and tune-ups, food trucks and more.

In partnership with Toledo School for the Arts and Handmade Toledo.

Crafting and Interactive Stations:

  • YAAW: Homecoming

  • YAAW: Inspiring Community

  • Vod’s Here

  • Children’s Theatre Workshop

  • Clearly Weird Tye Dye

  • Merce Culp

  • Mary Gaynier

  • Imagination Station

Youth Performances:

  • Famed Studios

  • Poonam Dance

  • Molly’s Irish Dancers

  • El Corazon de Mexico

  • Children’s Theatre Workshop

  • The Doug 419 Community Youth Choir

Other Activities:

  • Thrift & Vintage Market coordinated by House of Dow

  • Handmade Toledo Mini Maker’s Mart

  • aMAYSing Kids Broadcasting

  • Sidewalk chalking with Caroline Jardine

  • Toledo Bikes Tune-up Station

  • B-Team Bike Club – bike decorating in partnership with Scrap 4 Art (“Bling your bike!”)

  • Bird’s Eye View Circus - Circus Skills

  • Henna by Kristin MacPhee

  • DJ Maurice Wormley

Local Food & Drink:

  • Manhattan's Pub 'n Cheer

  • Poco Loco

  • Attic On Adams

Food Trucks:

  • Captain's Kitchen

  • Duce's Dawgs

  • Jikoni Toledo

  • Koral Hamburg

  • Fat Boyz by Al & Zoe

  • Maumee Bay Brewing Company

  • Swanky Scoops

Please join at 1pm in the Black Box Theater at Toledo School for the Arts as we celebrate the 2024 apprentices and reflect on 30 years of Young Artists at Work. 

The Arts Commission is proud to host a YAAW Alumni Exhibition featuring art by past YAAW apprentices and instructors. A reception will be held on July 27th at 12pm, in conjunction with Art Loop and the YAAW30 Celebration.

The sale features a large selection of works created by this year's apprentices using different techniques and mediums, including embroidery, printmaking, collage, and more.