The Arts Commission Presents the June Art Loop The Art of Automobiles

Eye On Art  |  06/08/2018 4:00 pm

The Arts Commission is pleased to present the June Art Loop | The Art of Automobiles to take place Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Classic cars, art cars, Jeeps, and all sorts of creative machines are a part of our culture here in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. From design studios at the Big 3 to garages in nearly every neighborhood, there’s an oft overlooked art to our car culture. The June Loop features a downtown Toledo car show and special exhibitions celebrating the Art of Automobiles!

There are over 50 creative spaces, galleries and restaurants that participate in the Art Loop each month. For more event details and venue specifics please visit our website at www.TheArtsCommission.org/ArtLoop .

ART LOOP INFORMATION
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, 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Art Loop is free and open to all. Wristbands to ride the Art Loop bus are $1.25 and include unlimited bus rides all evening.

To build a map, find parking, see up-to-date gallery offerings, and more visit: www.TheArtsCommission.org/ArtLoop 

NEED A PLACE TO START?
Come to the Toledo-Lucas County Main Public Library (325 N. Michigan St). Parking is available in the Library garage until 9:00 pm. Or visit additional Information Stations at Handmade Toledo, Hensville, and Imagination Station.

June Featured Events

EXOTIC CAR SHOW
HENSVILLE | ST. CLAIR
If you Google the definition of art, it describes that which is appreciated primarily for its beauty or emotional power. That is the underlying idea connecting all of the cars that will be on display at Hensville for the June 21, Art of Automobiles Art Loop.

Organized by Tony Krncevic, local Exotic Car owners have assembled a collection of beautiful, stirring, evocative vehicles from around the world. Exotic, sports, and luxury automobiles whose beauty and presence are central to their purpose and experience.

Makes like Ferrari, Maserati, Lotus, Porsche, and many more, that have captivated people's dreams and imaginations, past and present. Cars from the world's top designers, style houses, and coachbuilders will make up most of the exhibit, accompanied by a unique selection of everyday cars that are affordable to many and make bold artistic statements themselves.

This exhibit also includes live demos and music and is designed to bring smiles and inspiration in sharing these alluring and rarely seen automobiles, and for those who want to look below the surface, to provide an introduction to the fascinating world of automotive designers and coach builders.

AUTO MOD SHOW
MAIN LIBRARY | PARKING GARAGE
Let the sounds spun by the DJ lead you down to the Main Library parking garage for the Mod Car Show, a collection of modified vehicles from muscle cars to imported classics to tuner cars by local college students.

SWINGIN' HOT ROD SHOW
1717 ADAMS STREET
The Swingin' Hot Rod Show will be in full roar on Adams Street with a  collection of nostalgia dragsters from around the regions including the Lucky Aces Car Club. Enjoy the rockin' tunes of King Size Drag, jive dancing by the Bowling Green Falcon Swing Society, and Maumee Moonshine cocktails mixed up by Toledo Spirits! Stop in next door to Handmade Toledo and check out the Maker Shop featuring the work of local and regional independent designers, makers, and artisans.

IMAGINATION STATION | KIDS ZONE
OPEN UNTIL 8PM | ADMISSION $5 AFTER 5 PM
Stop by the Imagination Station to welcome them as a new stop on the Art Loop this season! Check out the Navya autonomous shuttle that AAA, University of Toledo, and TARTA are bringing to Toledo this year. Admission to Imagination Station is $5 after 5 pm on Art Loop nights.

SCENE ON THE GREEN CLASSIC CAR SHOW
UPTOWN GREEN | 1904 MADISON
Whether you like the history of the automobile represented by a Ford Model A, or have fond memories of your first muscle car from the 60’s, you’ll love the wheels on display. Regional enthusiasts will showcase classic vehicles of every description – antique roadsters, coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, and much more. Cars come from the magical decades of the '50s and the '60s, plenty of muscle cars from the '70s along with classic beauties from the '20s, '30s, and '40s. Stop Handmade Toledo's Maker Shop to pick up the work of local and regional independent designers, makers, and artisans. After party for ALL next door at The Attic on Adams!

LOWRIDERS, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD TRUCKS
14TH & ADAMS STREET
Lowriders are cars that express identities—social, cultural, aesthetic. With their extended bodies and low to the road roll, the cars have been a vehicle of choice for cruising, a popular pastime in many American communities since the mid-twentieth century. Lowriding puts both the cars and their riders on display. Learn more about the Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center, enjoy live music, and grab some grub from a collection of food trucks. Stop a block down at Wesley's Bar & Grille for their feature drink, The Sidecars made with Toledo Spirits Orange Tiger Liqueur.

HeART GALLERY
428 N ERIE STREET
Check out the classic cars in the parking lot and then visit the gallery for an MCM buffet of 1960's food favorites complete with TV trays! View an assortment of vintage cocktail dresses on display with your choice of Mad- Men inspired cocktails. For those who don’t want a cocktail, uniformed soda jerks will crank out root beer floats and hot fudge sundaes at the soda bar.

When the music stops there will be a group round or two of “Concentration” and “Password”. Suggested food donation is $10 for buffet and drinks.

Wondering where all the JEEPS are? There will be a special display with activities at the July 19 Art Loop in anticipation of JEEPFEST. Stay tuned!

For additional featured venues and updated event highlights and information, visit www.theartscommission.org/artloop or www.theartscommission.org/featuredloop .

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



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