TOLEDO, OH: Prepare to immerse yourself in Toledo’s arts scene this summer as The

Arts Commission invites you to join them for a series of captivating Art Loop events.

Explore the local creative community through celebrations of art, artists, and

spaces that inspire a vibrant Toledo.

Art Loop is a program of The Arts Commission, presented in partnership with the

artists and participating venues who make it possible. All Art Loops are free

community events.

2024 Art Loop Schedule:

Art Loop: Art in the Park | Saturday, June 15 | 12-4 pm

Glass City Metropark | 1505 Front Street

The Arts Commission partners with Metroparks Toledo for a first-ever Art Loop in

the Park! This free community event celebrates art, natural spaces and the Glass

City. Enjoy art activities and demonstrations, craft stations, music, roller skating, a

scavenger hunt, bike tune-up station and more. This event also marks the

one-year anniversary of Glass City Metropark and the brand new installation of

the public work of art, Field of Histories.

Art Loop: Young Artists | 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 performances, music and dance, art demos, thrift

and vintage merchants, a Handmade Toledo mini maker’s mart, food trucks and


Art Loop: Dancin’ in the Streets | Saturday, September 21

Superior Street at Madison Avenue

Toledo’s dance community takes to the streets again this year! In conjunction with

Momentum Festival’s full line-up of art and culture activities, Dancin’ in the Streets

helps to “kick off” The Arts Commission’s 65th anniversary celebration with an

afternoon line-up of live contemporary, ethnic, traditional and interactive dance


Art Loop: Poetry Slam | Friday, November 8 | 6-9 pm

Collingwood Arts Center | 2413 Collingwood Blvd.

This first-of-its-kind event in Toledo – held in the historic Collingwood Arts Center

(CAC) – spotlights talented local and regional poets and spoken word artists. The

evening features a poetry slam competition, live music, ekphrastic writing

activities, and a selection of CAC artists’ tables. Free and open to the public, with

snacks and drinks available for purchase.

About The Arts Commission

The Arts Commission is the longest standing arts commission in the state of Ohio,

founded in 1959, administering the City of Toledo’s One Percent for Art Program

since 1977. The Arts Commission is supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council and

by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.