Get Creative with Imagination Station and The Arts Commission in the Build With Us Challenge

Daily Dose  |  06/01/2020 9:00 am

Dust off your Lincoln Logs and Legos, it’s time to put your creativity to the test with the Build With Us challenge!

The Arts Commission and Imagination Station invite you to recreate your favorite Toledo art and architecture with materials you already have at home.  From K’nex and Legos, foam core, Lincoln Logs and everything in between, use your imagination to design your own versions of murals, sculptures and functional structures by noted artists in the 419.

Submissions for the Build with Us challenge can also be created with Lego Digital Designer – a free software that can be found at

Get in touch with your inner architect and create your own Glass City masterpiece, and most importantly, have some fun!

Need inspiration? You can find images and more information on the City of Toledo’s Public Art collection along with an interactive map of where the public art pieces are located here:   

There’s no limit to what you can create!


Everyone, regardless of age, is eligible to participate. A parent or guardian must submit all submissions from minors.


1. Build your version of a sculpture or architectural feature found in the City of Toledo in your choice of building material, or create your own sculpture or building inspired by Toledo public art and architecture.

2. Take a photo of your creation and upload the image to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #buildwithustoledo, and tag @theartscommission and @imaginationstationtoledo. *By tagging The Arts Commission and/or Imagination Station you are giving permission for your photo(s) to be republished.

3. Make sure to “like” or “follow” both The Arts Commission and the Imagination Station on Facebook and Instagram to make sure we can share and see your posts.

4. If you don’t use social media, you can email the images to or and we will share them to our social media feeds weekly.

5. In the post include the name of the public art piece, piece of architecture or Toledo landmark you are recreating. You can also give a brief description of how you made you recreation.

6. Please upload images between June 1 and June 30, 2020

Additional information can be found at:

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