Glass City Center

Funded by Lucas County Development Corporation

The Art in Public Places Committee worked with Lucas County Commissioners, The Collaborative Architects and other stakeholders to commission artwork for the newly renovated Glass City Center. Chaired by founding Art in Public Places member, Susan Reams, this committee has commissioned seven projects in and around the building including the new plaza on Summit Street. A design review board, consisting of members of The Arts Commission, the Lucas County Commissioner’s Office, and additional stakeholders, reviewed proposals submitted by artists who responded last year to a request for qualifications to design public art installations for this project. 

Six of the seven planned installations have been completed, including the 30-foot sculpture Blue Lupine by Susan Zoccola on the east end of the convention center plaza, Erwin Redl’s Ladder of Light, which will illuminates the Monroe Street stairwell entrance with 700 lights adorning three columns, the interactive Lucid Glass City by Adam Frank, and a celebration of the Metroparks through a light box project by artist Cable Griffith. Toledo’s Jazz history and culture is celebrated through a series of murals and glass installations by Yusuf Lateef, Rachel Richardson and Pete Goldlust. Five large scale reproductions of paintings in the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection adorn walls in key gathering places in the Glass City Center. Forthcoming, is a large hanging installation by Jessica Wolf that will enhance the Summit Street corridor. 

Ladder of Light by Erwin Redl, photo by Ben MoralesJazz Alley by Yusuf Lateef, Rachel Richardson, and Pete Goldlust; Photo by Ben MoralesCollective Cartography by Cable Griffith, photo by Ben MoralesLucid Glass City by Adam Frank, Photo by Ben MoralesBlue Lupine by Susan Zoccola, Photo by Ben MoralesParabaloid Ribbon by Adam Goldberg and Mike Stevens, Photo by Ben Morales

Toledo Museum of Art reproduction