Art Loop - Art of Automobiles

Category: Arts - Visual

Event Date:

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Time:

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location:

Art Loop Toledo
Toledo, OH 43604

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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 near every neighborhood, there’s an oft-overlooked art to our car culture. The August Loop features a downtown Toledo car show and special exhibitions celebrating the Art of Automobiles. Stay tuned for details!

LIFE IS A HIGHWAY EXHIBITION
TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART
The first large-scale domestic exhibition to provide a historical overview of this topic with an emphasis upon the Midwest, Life Is a Highway will bring together a diverse selection of artists to showcase the automobile’s reshaping of the 20th-century American landscape and cultural attitudes of self-expression. Featuring more than 100 works from the Toledo Museum of Art’s own collection and both private and public loans, this exhibition will chart the rise of automobility as a visual icon of American identity. With works spanning from early depictions through the Pop Artists’ portrayal of the automobile’s impact upon consumer culture to the present, the car’s image as a symbol of newness, freedom and independence, mobility, and renewal will be explored. Organized through four themes that call attention to the social, aesthetic, environmental, and industrial dimensions of its legacy, this exhibition will include a range of visual media.

FREE ADMISSION Thursday Evenings!

Free admission to "Life Is a Highway" for all visitors will take place Thursday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. during the run of the exhibition. Visitors can claim their free ticket (one per person) at the information desk upon arrival. Thursday evening tickets will not be available in advance or online.

IMAGINATION STATION
1 DISCOVERY WAY | $5 AFTER 5PM
The Imagination Station is OPEN! ADMISSION IS $5 AFTER 5PM ON ART LOOP NIGHTS! Come out and make Wind Mint Mobiles! Challenge your friends and family and see who can build the best wind mint mobile! The classic wind mint mobile consists of a notecard, four mints, two straws, and tape! Challenge yourself to see what else you can use to create your mint mobile! Then race it down our ramp and see who's is the fastest!

As they prepare for construction of the KeyBank Discovery Theater there will be a temporary labeled entrance. We appreciate your patience during this construction as it may cause some delays for the Art Loop Bus.

AUTOMOTIVE ARTIST MARKET
HENSVILLE | N ST CLAIR ST (BTW WASHINGTON & MONROE)
Local expert pinstriper, Michael Murray has gathered over a dozen talents from around the region specializing in automotive watercolor, metal sculpture, photography, pinstriping, airbrushing, and lettering. Artists: Pamela Shanteau', Richard Morgan, David Powers, Todd Hansen, David Showalter, Jared Mathews, Angela Konrad, Mel Wapels.

BIKES! BIKES! BIKES!
HENSVILLE | N ST CLAIR (BTW WASHINGTON & MONROE)
Did you know Toledo is the birthplace of the spoked bicycle wheel? We're commemorating this history with BMX demos and rides by The Right Direction Youth Development Program, mutant bike riding with Toledo Bikes!, and free rides and demos by ToleGo bikes.

MOD CARS
IHEART RADIO LOT | 125 S SUPERIOR
Stop by iheart radio to catch mod car club Caught Ya Lookin'! While you're there enjoy live music, food trucks, and special prizes. Tune in to Chris Proctor LIVE on 92.5 Kiss FM who will be hyping the event during the afternoon.

CLASSIC CARS
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. Accompanied by live music, food trucks, and art. 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.

LOW RIDERS
14TH STREET LOT (CORNER OF 14TH & ADAMS)
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. B-Bop Records will be DJing while you grab some grub from a collection of food trucks.

COMMUNITY YOGA
6:30PM | $5
Join the Toledo Asana Room for a community yoga class during the Art Loop at 6:30pm. Learn more about Ashtanga Yoga, a dynamic, flowing style that connects the movement of the body with the breath. The method stresses the importance of daily practice of a set series of movements. Featuring local Boochy Mama Kombucha for just $5 a bottle. Space is limited to 25. Registration is necessary. Don’t forget, if the weather is nice, we’ll be practicing on our rooftop deck!

MOTOR CITY EXHIBITION
MADHOUSE | 1215 JACKSON | 6-9PM
Madhouse Gallery presents Motor City, and exhibition by Michael Allen of automotive-inspired furniture, including items such as lamps, chairs, and tables. Catch the opening reception during the Art Loop at Madhouse Gallery, 6-9pm.

WHITELABEL
Art Gallery featuring the work of Richard Reed & Jesse Mireles, 5:30-8PM.

BRONZE BOAR
Drop by the Bronze Boar, one of the newest venues to join the Art Loop. Featuring a night of revving engines from local hot rod club, The Piston Jammers, live music by Jeffrey Oliver, Red Eye Pie food truck, a great drink selection, and a featured local artist.

BLACK CLOISTER
Bend your brain during trivia night at Black Cloister, a local brewing company creating craft beers in a classic Victorian building, built in 1874 in Toledo's Downtown Warehouse District. Free to play with prizes to win, 7:30-8:30pm! Enjoy the newly released Belgium IPA HOP SMAAK $4.75/12oz - $5.75/16oz.

ART LOOP AFTER DARK!
THE HEIGHTS | 9-11PM
At The Heights in the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, enjoy, drink specials, live music, creative experiences, networking opportunities, and an amazing view of the city!

THE ATTIC ON ADAMS | 9PM
Join us at The Attic on Adams, Uptown's neighborhood bar serving up happy hour specials and features 7 days a week, including one of Toledo's finest selection of craft beers from around the country.


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