Art on the Mall

Category: Arts - Visual

Event Date:

Sunday, July 29, 2012


10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Centennial Mall, Main Campus of the University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606

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Ansley Abrams-Frederick




[email protected]

Event Details:

                     UT’s 20th Annual Art on the Mall to take place July 29

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The University of Toledo’s Art on the Mall. This much-anticipated event will be held on UT’s Centennial Mall Sunday, July 29.
“Art on the Mall has been successful for 20 years because of the support that is received from the wonderfully generous sponsors, the dedicated community and our talented artists,” said Ansley Abrams-Frederick, director of alumni programming with the UT Office of Alumni Relations. “The fact that this show continues to be free and open to the community is a testament to this resounding and continuous support.”
A total of 105 artists along with food vendors, children’s activities, live pottery demonstrations and musical entertainment will be featured at this year’s extravaganza.  
Participating artists specializing in acrylic, glass, jewelry, mixed media, oil, pen and ink, photography, pottery, textiles/fibers/basketry, watercolors and wood will display and sell their works from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The presenting artists are from Ohio and Michigan and as far away as Edinboro, Pa., and Murfreesboro, Tenn. Many artists are alumni, former or current students, faculty or staff, or parents of UT students.

The Blade will sponsor a young artist. area in the center of the Centennial Mall for children to create their own artwork, receive face paintings, and engage in other activities and games.

The musical groups that will be showcasing their talents are the Toledo School for the Arts student group the Urban Jazz Collective, which will perform from 10:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the 14th St. Revival, which will perform from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Glass City Steel will perform from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Festival food will include kettle corn from Karen Anne’s Kettle Korn, Greek cuisine from Opa! Gyros, shave ice from Everhart SnoBiz, smoothies from Maui Wowi, elephant ears from K & K Concessions, and German roasted nuts from Let’s Go Nuts.

The presenting sponsors are The Blade and Huntington. The supporting sponsors include Buckeye CableSystem, Toledo 5, Clear Channel Communications, WGTE Public Media, Mail It!,  and Lesher Printers Inc.
Parking is free with a courtesy cart shuttle running from lots 1N, 1S and 13 to Centennial Mall for the convenience of visitors.

For more information on the free, public event, contact Abrams-Frederick at 419.530.4316 or [email protected]

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