The Arts Commission Presents July 18 Art Loop | Interactive

Eye On Art  |  07/11/2019 10:00 am

The Arts Commission is proud to present Art Loop | Interactive on Thursday, July 18 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Enjoy special installations and exhibitions, live art, handmade gifts for sale by local artists and vendors, and interactive experiences as the Art Loop salutes Toledo’s creative community.

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 Art Loop is a program of The Arts Commission, presented in partnership with the artists and participating venues who make it possible. The Art Loop takes place each third Thursday of the month April-December, 5:30-9PM.

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

GETTING STARTED

Especially if you are new to the Art Loop, we suggest you start at any of our three Information Stations; Handmade Toledo (1111 Adams), Imagination Station (1 Discovery Way), or Hensville (N St Clair St). There you will find volunteers in our signature red Art Loop shirts who can answer questions and help you select a route for the night based on your interests. You can park on the street (free after 5pm) or in nearby lots and garages.

ACCESSIBILITY

You can ride, walk, bike or drive your way downtown during the Art Loop. Our bus service, provided by TARTA is 100% wheelchair accessible, with lifts or ramps. Check out the bus schedule below to best plan your Art Loop travels. Bus schedules can also be found at our Information Stations. For cyclists bikes ride free on a special front mount. You can identify all accessible venues by selecting the ADA Accessible filter on our online map. As our city works to improve infrastructure, construction may cause some delays. Our partners at TARTA are committed to providing quality service. Thank you for your support and patience! For questions regarding any accommodation needs please contact us at 419-254-2787.

COMPLIMENTARY BUS RIDES

Wristbands to ride the Art Loop buses are $1.25, exact change. All children 12 and under, senior citizens, and students with an ID will receive complimentary wristbands to ride the Art Loop bus free of charge. Pick up your wristbands at one of our Information Stations: Handmade Toledo, Imagination Station, Main Library (starting in Oct), and Hensville.

RAIN OR SHINE

The Art Loop is a rain or shine event. In the case of inclement weather all participating venues will remain open, so you can duck inside and continue the fun! Select street programming (June-October) will move inside the Seagate Convention Center lobby, Monroe St. entrance. You can also pick up one of our snazzy new Art Loop umbrellas at any of the three Information Stations. Event day weather updates can be found on our website and social media.

JULY FEATURED EVENTS

IMAGINATION STATION
1 DISCOVERY WAY | $5 AFTER 5PM

The Imagination Station is OPEN! ADMISSION IS $5 AFTER 5PM ON ART LOOP NIGHTS! As they prepare for construction of the KeyBank Discovery Theater there will be a temporary labeled entrance. Note that for the June 20 Art Loop southbound Summit St. will be closed to traffic between Jackson and Adams. Sidewalks will also be closed in this area. We appreciate your patience during this construction as it may cause some delays for the Art Loop Bus. Suggested parking at the Promedica Depo Parking Garage (corner of Summit & Jefferson - $5 fee).

ARTIST MARKET
FARMERS' MARKET (525 MARKET ST) | 5:30-8:30PM

Make the Artist Market one of your stops at Art Loop Interactive. For the first time the Toledo Farmers' Market and The Arts Commission are teaming up to showcase local artist and market vendors, food trucks, wine tastings, live music and interactive art! Stroll down Adoption Row while you’re there add a new pup or kitten to your family from local animal advocacy organizations. For your convenience, we’ve added an Art Loop bus stop at the market!

POOCH PATIO
ARTIST MARKET | FARMERS' MARKET (525 MARKET ST) | 5:30-8:30PM

Stop down at the Art Loop Artist Market to enjoy a pooch friendly experience. Peruse Adoption Row, where local animal advocacy organizations will have pups and kittens that will be purr-fect additions to your family. Get a complimentary caricature of you and your favorite furry family members with artist, Isaac Klunk. Also enjoy an array of artist and market vendors, food trucks, wine tastings, live music and interactive art. Top off your fun at the bone bar to grab a snack for your pup!

UPTOWN GREEN PARK
1904 MADISON | ALL AGES | FREE

At Uptown Green team up on giant inflatable bungee runs, obstacles courses and competitive games, have a close up animal encounter with Frogtown Exotics, at 7pm join in Dress to Sweat hip hop workout with Joshua Buchanan followed by a Dance Off, take a ride on ToledGo bikes, enjoy live music, tasty food and treats. This action-packed night is all ages and free to the public!

MANOS COMMUNITY GARDEN
827 ONEIDA

Don't miss a chance to visit Manos' Community Garden, a local treasure hosting artists displays, hotdogs, lemonade and cookies, raspberry picking, tours and garden info to all who stop by!

HENSVILLE
S. ST CLAIR (BETWEEN WASHINGTON & MONROE) | 5:30-9PM | ALL AGES

At Hensville jump in the inflatable theme park with bouncy house obstacle courses and games, cruise the streets with ToleGo and Toledo Bikes!, Join in coloring the giant sidewalk chalk mural with artist, Caroline Jardine. Create some tunes with the BeInstrumental Petting Zoo and BGSU Taiko Drummers, try your hand at cirque arts with Birds Eye View Circus, giant bubble making with the Bubble Sharks and much much more!

THE ART OF SPORT EXHIBITION
5/3 FIELD | JUNE 20-JULY 18

This unique collaborative exhibition was curated specifically for the first ever Art Loop: The Art of Sport. Highlighting great moments in local and regional sports history, The Art of Sport Exhibition aims to tell the story of Toledo's inherent and intrinsic connections between two great pastimes that have come to define our city and its citizens. Through play, competition, collaboration, and creative expression, Toledo's arts communities and sports legacies have endured social, political, and economic challenges. Both are rooted in people and how they interact with our environment. Featuring fine examples of sports photography, pivotal moments in sports history, and quirky moments in competition, this exhibition aims to tell our story in a new way, through the lens of those present to capture the moment. With this exhibition, in honor of the 100-year anniversary of "Toledo's Day in the Sun," the infamous Dempsey-Willard boxing match, we pay special homage to Toledo's legacy of competitive fisticuffs, past and present. Games are creative by nature, from concept to competition the process by which we interact with one another is an art itself. Here we celebrate Toledo's legacy of inventiveness in that regard. Exhibition is inside 5/3 Field (off St. Clair in lobby next to Holy Toledo Tavern).

Presented in partnership by The Arts Commission, The Blade, and the Toledo Mud Hens. Sponsored by HCR ManorCare.

LOOP NIGHTS AT GATHERED
GATHERED GLASSBLOWING STUDIO | 23 N HURON

Gathered Glassblowing Studio presents a night of hot glass sculpting demonstrations and live music. In the gallery featured artist Robin Okun, displaying a series of paintings titled “Strength in Vulnerability," addressing issues concerning the female gaze, and the empowerment found in empathy, compassion and the feminine form. Be sure to venture to the second floor studios, with public demonstrations by resident letterpress studio, Black Iron Press (5:30-9pm).

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!

HOT RODS, LIVE MUSIC, LOCAL ART
BRONZE BOAR | 5:30-9PM

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 local artist, Chris Rodriguez.

TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

A world class art museum featuring more than 30,000 works of art that span centuries. For the July 18th Art Loop, check out exhibitions like "Life Is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture" and "Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue" as well as the "Everything in Rhythm" installation featuring a multisensory display, exploring the relationship between art and music. Attend Circle Presents: Impact & Inspire to learn about art therapy services offered through ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital’s Cullen Center and to participate in hands-on activities that encourage emotional intelligence and open collaboration (RSVP required; details will be posted soon at eventbrite.com). Watch Two-Lane Blacktop (1971, R, 1 hour, 42 minutes) in the Little Theatre to explore the impact and central role of the car in American culture (7pm, $5 members/$7 non-members, $4 students & military personnel). Stop by the Glass Pavilion Hot Shop to try your hand at glass blowing by participating in the Pick Your Project Program (6:30pm, $30 members/$40 non-members) or enjoy public demonstrations (free at 8pm).

TRIVIA NIGHT
BLACK CLOISTER BREWING COMPANY | 7:30-8:30PM

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! Enjoy the newly released Belgium IPA HOP SMAAK $4.75/12oz - $5.75/16oz.

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

A progressive, inclusive, and creative Christian community in the heart of Downtown Toledo. For the July 18th Art Loop, stop by for the Children’s Theater Workshop's Seussical rehearsal. The Next to New Resale Shop will be open from 6-7:30pm, Shared Lives Studio artwork for sale, and Artist Afreen henna.

For information visit www.theartscommission.org/artloop 

The 2019 Art Loop is presented by ProMedica with support and sponsorship from TARTA, Toledo Blade, Toledo.com, the Ohio Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.



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