August Art Loop- Dog Days of Summer + Cats

Eye On Art  |  08/09/2017 10:00 am

The Arts Commission is pleased to present the August 17 Art Loop- Dog Days of Summer + Cats. Behind many artists is a furry friend that supports and inspires creativity. This month, the Art Loop celebrates our pets with opportunities to connect with local dog and cat adoption and rescue organizations, special exhibitions of pet-themed art, pet portraits and caricatures, and special activities including the Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show and Pooch Party Stroll. The Stroll is presented in partnership with Toledo's PET Bull Project and will showcase some of Toledo's most festive pooches! Find special activities throughout the Village on Adams, get your face painted like your favorite animal at Toledo School for the Arts, shop special vendors of pet-themed art at Handmade Toledo and Devoon. Pets welcome!

Art Loop is free and open to all. Wristbands are $1.25 and include unlimited bus rides all evening. Find Info Booth and Parking at the Art Loop Hub at the Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St.

The Art Loop is Toledo’s signature monthly arts experience. Explore the downtown creative community through self-guided tours of the art, artists, and spaces that inspire a vibrant Toledo. The Loop is a program of The Arts Commission, presented in partnership with the artists and participating venues who make it possible. Art Loop takes place each third Thursday of the month April-December, 5:30-9pm.

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Be sure to bring $1.25 EXACT CHANGE if planning to ride the Art Loop bus.

Find convenient parking, info table, and hop on any bus from one location The 2017 Art Loop Hub takes place at the Toledo-Lucas County Main Public
Library (325 N. Michigan St). Parking is available in the Library garage (enter off Adams St) until 9:00 pm. Stop by and visit the library for dynamic programming, chat with Art Loop staff and volunteers at the Art Loop Info Table to plan your trip, and climb aboard a Loop bus to explore Toledo's arts scene downtown. All buses and all routes stop at the Library, making it a lowcost, convenient one-stop shop for a great night out!


Pop Up Exhibition: Places to Play
1301 Adams Street
Places to Play, curated by Ian Welch, explores the potential of giving serious studio artists working in the Toledo area an opportunity to utilize a specifically designated space in their own way. Taking the idea behind the successful Artomatic 419 format of years past, Places to Play encourages nontraditional methods of hanging traditional work, exploration in site-specific opportunities, and other display options which present the artists the ability to truly explore or enliven the location of the exhibition. This exhibition also represents some of the best younger artists working in the Toledo area - many who have exhibited nationally and are displaying their work locally for
the first time outside of an academic setting. Featured Artists Include: Brandon Briggs, Catherine Clements, Chris Hecht, Kayla Kirk, Aaron Pickens, Kelsey Scharf, and Bradley Scherzer. This Art Loop Pop-up Exhibition is presented by Ian Welch, owner and operator of Toledo's Pegboard Press printmaking studio.


The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show invites you to “Come Catch the Fun” with their unique, one of a kind, family themed entertainment experience bringing audiences thrilling fun that’s out of this world! Jeff Wright and his family of canine superstars offer crowds exciting, explosive, action-packed shows at 6:30pm & 7:30pm.

In this three-hour class at The Art Supply Depo, pastel instructor extraordinaire Mary Jane Erard will lead you through the process of sketching and drawing your pet's portrait in soft pastel. This class is for beginner advanced level adults who are wild about their furry friend!

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The 2017 Art Loop is presented by ProMedica with support and sponsorship from TARTA, Toledo Blade,, and the Ohio Arts Council.