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Artist
Clifton Harvey, 2013
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Seasons

Life-size bronze sculpture of a man and child symbolize the good works inside the Community Services Building.

Artist
Larry Anderson, 1981
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Swan Waves

Intricate brick angled steps are located at the mouth of Swan Creek in Boeschenstein Park at the Middlegrounds.

Artist
Athena Tacha, 1996
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Sun Obelisk

A 60-foot tower of stainless steel, glass and reflective tape diffracts sunlight into a beacon of rainbows.

Artist
Dale Eldred, 1984
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Strongman the Bike Protector

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Michelle Dunoski, 2013
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Spinning Transportation

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Bridget Mescher, 2014
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Some Machine

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Erin Garber-Pearson, 2012
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Soliloquy on the Origins of Aboriginal Abstractions

The sand-blasted concrete black and white frieze created for the Toledo American Bicentennial Commission enhances the entrance to the Frederick Douglass center.

Artist
J.D. Jackson, 1976
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Small Park with Arches

A memorial to John Noble Richards, a local architect, was originally wood but later restored in metal to endure the environment changes.

Artist
Alice Adams, 1984
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Silence and Rust

A glass and steel oversize locomotive headlight on lengths of actual track marks the entrance to Toledo’s Amtrak station.

Artist
Cliff Garten, 1997
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Serve and Protect

The “To Protect and to Serve” police motto is incorporated into the steel gates supported by a limestone gateway at the WPA-era Scott Park police station.

Artist
Carl Floyd, 1991
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Sailboat

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Hannah Sypniewski, 2012
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The Family

Five life size bronze figures on an adventure at Promenade Park won the 1988 Henry Hering Memorial Medal of the National Sculpture Society.

Artist
Penelope Jencks, 1984
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S.P. Jermain

A cast bronze memorial to Sylvanus Pierre Jermain standing on a sundial honors a community leader and golfer for the creation of many of Toledo’s public greenspaces.

Artist
Josephine Kern (Reproduced in 2009 by Brian Maughan), 1928
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Ruth

A welded steel image of a young girl lifting her arms to the sky, stands within her own “forest”.

Artist
Leonard "Ernie" Moll, 1962
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Rotation

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Brent Lohmann, 2013
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Richard T. Gosser Memorial

A large, steel abstract sculpture was donated to the City of Toledo in memory of the powerful labor leader, Richard T. Gosser as a gateway to the Uptown district.

Artist
Donald Drumm, 1964
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RGB

Artist
Maya Hayuk, 2020
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Revitalization of Man

The centerpiece of a fountain at the entrance to one Government Center is a tall chalice-shaped bronze structure.

Artist
George Tsutakawa, 1983
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Restoration Union

A painted mural extendis from outside to inside of the Gonzalez Family Center on South Avenue.

Artist
Robert Garcia, 1980
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Raindrops

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Jake Burkard, 2012
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Radiance

A bronze and steel likeness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is centrally located on the bridge named in his honor.

Artist
Constancia Gaffeney & Wil Clay, 1989
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Propylaea

Artist
Dimitri Hadzi, 1982
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Switchback

Artist
Clement Meadmore, 1980
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The Flame

Flame shaped openings in the 12-foot steel monument is a tribute to the hard-working families of East Toledo.

Artist
Phyliss Nordin, 1976
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Play Ball

Two 14 foot corten and stainless steel kinetic sculptures replicate a pitcher and batter at the University of Toledo’s Scott Park ball diamonds.

Artist
David Lepo, 1989
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Urban Orchard

Artist
Calvin Babich, 2012
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Word

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Matthew Rowland, 2012
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Wood Grain

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Mr. Taylor, 2013
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Woman with Birds

A bronze gang of four life-sized kids peek at home plate through a knothole in the east wall of Fifth Third Field.

Artist
Joe Ann Cousino, 1974
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Who's Up?

A bronze gang of four life-sized kids peek at home plate through a knothole in the east wall of Fifth Third Field.

Artist
Emanuel Enriquez, 2002
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Watercourse

Water visualized in solid, liquid and gaseous forms as a cast concrete sculpture stands at the Division of Water Building on Erie Street

Artist
Stuart Fink, 1988
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Watching for the Wind

Aluminum floating boat-like sculptures follow the wind across Crosby Lake.

Artist
Ron Wilson, 1989
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Walbridge Park Arch

A 22-foot arch of bronze, copper, aluminum, glass and fiber optics represents indigenous plants and wildlife as a pathway into Walbridge Park on South Broadway.

Artist
Tom Askman & Lea Anne Lake, 2005
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Vortex VI

Outside of Toledo’s Municipal Courthouse, a 12-foot tower of brushed stainless steel was a gift of the Toledo Bar Association.

Artist
John B. Hudson, 1979
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Viet Nam Peace Arch - Memorial and Plaza

A 12-foot limestone curved stone lintel atop twin pillars is a metaphorical gateway to a peaceful world.

Artist
Kenneth Thompson, 2002
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Upside Downtown Toledo

Part of the Toledo Concourse Murals Project.

Artist
Timothy Smith, 2020
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The Guardian

Toledo policeman, Oscar O. Bruhl, modeled for the Toledo Patrolmen’s Association bronze commission.

Artist
Jack Greaves, 1982
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Union Memorial Park

On the former site of the Electric Auto-Lite Plant, larger-than-life bronze and brick picketers are reminders of the 1929 strike that initiated the development of the American labor union movement.

Artist
Hai Ying Wu, 2001
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Two Strings

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Larry Meyer, 2014
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Tribute Memorial

This sculpture honors all who built the Veterans’ Glass City Skyway, but specifically the five workers who lost their lives during construction. The kinetic features represent the tireless spirit of these workers. Located at Tribute Memorial Park on the East side.

Artist
Evan Lewis, 2011
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Tragic Mask

Artist
Anne & Patrick Poirier, 1999
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Tower of Light

Tower of Light transforms the stairwell tower of the Promenade Park Depot parking garage into a beacon of light. Each windowpane becomes a tile of a large, three-dimensional light mosaic enveloping the stairwell tower. The colors of the tiles change slowly in soothing light animations.

Artist
Erwin Redl, 2017
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Toledo Spain Mural

The 17-foot ceramic mural of carved, glazed tiles depicts the Toledo sister cities side by side.

Artist
Lola Garcia de la Torre Montes, 1987
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Toledo Rise

A gateway into Toledo that captures the sense of motion inherent to the roadway site, its previous history as a railroad hub , and Toledo’s spirit of innovation. The art is a cohesive system of landforms, walls, plantings, and sculpture, the layout of which is derived from the radiating, spiraling layout of cut glass patterns and bicycle spokes. Twelve “spokes” made from train rails and textured concrete walls act as an organizing device for the landscape.

Artist
Laura Haddad & Tom Drugan, 2018
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Tol -edo

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Mr. Taylor, 2012
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Thumbs Up

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Brien Strancar, 2013
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The Owl

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Mr. Taylor, 2012
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President William Mckinley

Artist
Albert Weinert,
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Perspective Arcade

50 feet of openwork steel combining movement and tension was donated by the Junior League of Toledo.

Artist
Athena Tacha, 1980
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Arborus Nine

Eight totem-like carved wood poles of differing heights to 27 feet welcome visitors to Toledo Botanical Garden, Metropark.

Artist
Harry Wheeler, 1976
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Double Dipper

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Michael E. McWhorter, 2012
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General James Steedman

Artist
Alexander Doyle, 1887
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From Where I'm From

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Greg Lukasik, 2014
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Fort Industry

"The design for the I-280 Mural project is an updated version of dazzle camouflage, used to disguise ships in World War I. This irregular patterning, effective at integrating the irregularities and mixed materials of the building, is also flexible enough to incorporate visual references from a variety of sources." -Molly Dilworth

Artist
Molly Dilworth, 2015
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Fire Station No. 13

A miniature painted steel and brick sculpture of fire fighters and a burning building mark the entrance to Birmingham, at Front and Consaul Streets on the East Side of Toledo.

Artist
George Greenamyer, 1987
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Field Trip

A wall of memories at One Seagate by Hebrew Academy students were cast into bronze plaques and mounted on a retaining wall along the river.

Artist
Thomas Lingeman, 1988
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Fan-Fare

Artist
Janine Ody-Miller, 2009
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Eternal Flame

A bronze and granite centerpiece in the shape of an ever burning lamp of learning resides in the Lucas County Main Library's public park on Michigan and Adams Streets.

Artist
Phyllis Nordin, 1988
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Empathy

The Mother and Child bronze images are located near the rose garden in the “Village”

Artist
Emanuel Enriquez, 2001
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Echo

Once a towering portion of metal smokestack sitting atop the steam plant, ECHO’s eleven rings now integrate into the landscape creating a pathway that serves as a metaphor for Toledo's transition from past to present to future.

Artist
Kristine Rumman and Dane Turpening, 2017
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Coffee Break

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Debi Heiks, 2013
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Green Space

Artist
Louise Jones aka Ouizi, 2020
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Clouds of Joy

Artist
Thomas McGlauchlin, 1984
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Close, Closer, Closest

Close, Closer Closest is an interactive life-filled space that changes as it is experienced from different vantage points and as one moves through and around it from season to season.

Artist
Randy Walker, 2019
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City Candy

The brightly painted 25,000-pound aluminum two-story landmark rises from below street level of the Vistula Parking Garage on Summit Street.

Artist
Pierre Clerk, 1983
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Blue Guitar

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Jonathan Rogers, 2014
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Banana Stand

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
John Eikost, 2014
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Artifacts of Childhood

A cast bronze obelisk in the center of Children’s Park at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza is engraved with a quote by Garrison Keillor, “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted”, and covered with childhood objects.

Artist
Kenneth Thompson, 2001
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public artwork

Art Tatum Celebration Column

A glowing 27-foot spiraled column of powder-coated stainless steel and glass represents the piano keys of the legendary jazz pianist, Art Tatum.

Artist
Cork Marcheschi, 2009
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public art

Arrows

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Anthony McCarty, 2012
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Are You Nutty?

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Nicki Schmidt, 2014
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Arch With Wedge

A part of a series of cast concrete arches based on Buckminster Fuller's theory for the concrete suspension bridge. Fuller theorized that if concrete elements were stung together on steel cables and torque was applied, the result would be a rigid form with great strength. Installed at Toledo Botanical Gardens in 2017 in honor of Richard Boers.

Artist
Kenneth Thompson, 2004
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Graffiti

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Enzi Satine, 2014
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Harvard Circle Fountain

Three cloud fountains on pillars of stainless steel are viewed in the round near Walbridge Park.

Artist
Hans Van de Bovencamp, 2000
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Paperclip

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Eric Broz, 2014
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Main Entry Gates

Artist
John Rogers, 2002
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Ottawa Gate

Inspired by a Victorian conservatory and suggesting a Native American thunderbird, the aluminum and brick gazebo creates an entrance to the City of Toledo’s Ottawa Park. Frederick Law Olmsted designed the greenspace of this city park.

Artist
David Black, Robert Fessler, John Squire, 1994
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On The Wings

Part of the Toledo Concourse Mural Project.

Artist
Ken Dushane, 2020
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Never Does Nature Say One Thing and Wisdom Another

A stone gathering place outside the West Toledo Library invites reflection of the title from the ancient Roman poet, Juvenal.

Artist
Barbara Gygutis, 1997
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Naima Finds a Cicada

Artist
Yusuf Lateef, 2020
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Mud Life

Kleis Park in Point Place includes inlaid brass images in concrete of creatures found in the Ottawa and Maumee Rivers. It was created in collaboration with Lajos Heder.

Artist
Mags Harris, 1998
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Mr. 419

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Amy Fidler, 2013
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Monument to a Tree

Positive and negative images of a tree within a sandstone block circle are cut from a 20-foot slab of steel, recycled from lake freighters, truck trailers, and a nuclear power plant.

Artist
Carl Floyd, 1994
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Manhole Covers

22 manhole covers of cast metal honor Toledo Mud Hen baseball.

Artist
Jim Gallucci, 2002
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Major Ritual

A dramatic, vivid orange, corten steel abstract sculpture in Civic Center Mall angles sharply upward.

Artist
Beverly Pepper, 1979
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Little Red Fox

Artist
Holly Whitney, 2014
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High Level Bridge

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Rodriguez-Lehmann, 2012
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Lettuce Turnip the Beet

Artist
Jameson Staneluis, 2014
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Leapfrog

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Redriguez-Lehman, 2013
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Last Alarm

Artist
Alfred Samborn, 1963
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Ladder

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Daniel A. Calmes, 2012
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Knitting Needles

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Streetspun Yarnbomber, 2013
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Kids Art in the Park

Hundreds of bronze squares of children’s reactions to life are set into a walkway in Promenade Park.

Artist
Thomas Lingeman, 1982
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Kabuki Dancer

A colorful, aluminum sculpture in Levis Square swoops and spins like a traditional Japanese performer.

Artist
Jerry Peart, 1984
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Jumping Fish

Artist designed bike rack

Artist
Brien Strancar, 2013
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I Got It!

Three bronze life size figures competing for a classic moment in baseball are installed on a turn-table to face Monroe Street or Fifth Third Field.

Artist
Frank Gaylord, 2002
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Houses in Motion

Five large sculptures located on Collingwood Avenue medians between Ashland and Central Avenues.

Artist
Mark Lere, 2016
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You Are Beautiful / You Are Doing Great

A double sided sculptural sign reading "You Are Beautiful" and "You Are Doing Great" on opposite sides.

Artist
Matthew Hoffman, 2019
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