The Arts Commission Presents the December Art Loop | Light Up! Toledo

Eye On Art  |  12/12/2018 9:00 am

The Arts Commission is proud to announce Art Loop | Light Up! Toledo, to take place on December 20, 2018. Celebrate the holidays with the final Art Loop of the 2018 season. This month features last minute gifts and shopping at local businesses and with local artist vendors, as well as holiday-themed exhibitions and light art and projection installations.

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 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 

December Featured Events

MAIN HUB LOCATION AT IMAGINATION STATION
1 DISCOVERY WAY | $5 AFTER 5pm
The Main Hub is now located at the Imagination Station. ADMISSION IS $5 AFTER 5PM ON ART LOOP NIGHTS! You can take advantage of any available street parking or nearby parking garages. We suggest the Promedica Depo Parking Garage (corner of Summit & Jefferson - $5 fee). Relax at the pop-up bar or use magnets and LEDs at the Light Play activity to create light graffiti. See the Campanas Cristalis Handbell Ensemble perform in the lobby along with other surprises throughout the night!

LIGHT ART AND PROJECTION INSTALLATIONS
In 2018 Toledo literally lit up with two new light installations along with the Hensville lights! On the east facade of ProMedica’s parking garage is Tower of Light, a live installation that transforms, through light, all six stories of the garage’s stairwell. Each of the 147 glass panels has a layer of acrylic with dimples holding colored LED lights. Creator of the piece, Erwin Redl designed each of the panels to be individually programmable to make up thousands of different, abstract color patterns. At the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, Integrated Visions and First Hospitality Group present MindBlown, a 6,000- square-foot piece using a technique called projection mapping that shoots video, animation, and special effects 90 feet up on the structure, synced with music. The piece was a year in the making and was created from work with local glass artists. Back by popular demand, the Hensville Lights return for the 2018 holiday season. The Hensville Park Christmas tree stands 45 feet tall and will be on display along the Monroe Street side of the park.

SPIRIT & SONG
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
Join us for a night of spirit and song in two of Toledo's most majestic spaces! Start at Trinity Episcopal Church (316 Adams ) to hear the Canterbury Choir, lead by the Director of Music & Arts, Nate Leonard, 6:30-7pm. Then follow the Belles of Christmas as they lead the Advent Walk at 7pm down a luminary lit Adams Street toward St Paul's Cathedral (corner of Adams & Erie), where Stateline Chorus barbershop quartet will perform, 7:30-8pm. Enjoy hot chocolate and kids crafts as well!

HOLIDAY BAZAAR
GATHERED GLASSBLOWING STUDIO AND GRAPHITE DESIGN + BUILD | N HURON
Join us for a Holiday Bazaar at Gathered Glassblowing Studio and Graphite Design + Build! Enjoy music by Ragtime Rick, local makers and artists, live glass blowing demonstrations, food trucks, outdoor fire pits, and a cash bar by Toledo Spirits Company with Christmas Ale on tap!

SHOP LOCAL
The Light Up! Toledo Art Loop is the perfect for last minute shopping and taking in some holiday cheer! Pick up unique items made by local and regional independent designers, makers, and artisans from shops like Handmade Toledo, Devoon, Jūpmode, House of Dow, Gathered Glassblowing Studio, and Art Supply Depō. To see more of Toledo's creative spaces, shops and more check out the Art Loop interactive map and start planning!

MINI-MART ARTIST MARKET
HANDMADE TOLEDO | 1717 ADAMS ST
Make Handmade Toledo one of your holiday shopping stops! They've got a magical night planned including a Mini-Mart Artist Market with amazing makers, delicious food trucks, and their Maker Shop featuring original and unique gifts by more than 100 makers from around the region.

SELF-GUIDED STUDIO & GALLERY TOUR
Make your way around the Loop to check out the local studios, galleries and production spaces. Discover the sanctuaries where local art is created, mingle with the makers and gain a close-up view of the materials each artist employs at spaces like Gathered Glassblowing Studio, Paula Brown Gallery & Pub, Jupmode, Porter Gallery at Toledo School for the Arts, Ottawa Street Studios, 20 North Gallery, HeArt Gallery, Truth Gallery, Jack Wilson's Sculpture, Dream Louder Studios, and the Center for Visual Arts. Follow the link below and click on Show Me "Galleries & Studios" to see a map with the full listing. Place your cursor over the pin to see the name of the venue.

TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART
COMMUNITY EXHIBITION FREE ON THURSDAY’S FROM 5pm - 9pm
The Toledo Museum of Art is proud to be a stop on the The Art Loop! TMA is offering free admission to view "Rebecca Louise Law: Community" on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors may claim their free timed ticket (one per person) at the information desk upon arrival. Thursday evening tickets will not be available in advance or online. Surround yourself in both dried and fresh plant materials that forms an immersive visitor experience exploring the relationship between humanity and nature, FREE Thursday's 5- 9pm. While you're there be sure to catch public Glassblowing demonstrations taking place in the Glass Pavilion Hot Shop.



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