The Arts Commission Presents Art Loop | Jazz Loop Celebrating Tatum’s 110th Birthday

Eye On Art  |  11/12/2019 2:00 am

Inspired by Toledo’s legacy as a jazz community, The Arts Commission is honored to celebrate Toledo native and jazz musician Art Tatum's 110th birthday. The November 21st Art Loop | Jazz Loop will pay homage to Tatum, who is widely regarded as the greatest piano player of all time. The Glass City was once home to "Poet Laureate of Jazz" Jon Hendricks and heralded venues such as Murphy’s Place and Rusty's Jazz Cafe, the thirdoldest jazz club in America in its heyday. On November 21st, join us for an exploration of versatile takes on “America's music” with 12 performances by local and regional luminaries.

ALL VENUES AT THE JAZZ LOOP ARE FREE AND ALL ARE WELCOME!

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
316 ADAMS | 5:45-9PM

Sit back and enjoy fabulous music in this pre-civil war downtown Toledo architectural gem. Trinity is delighted to feature two dynamic local performers.

From 5:45 - 7:15 pm the Ben Maloney Trio performs. Maloney is one of Toledo’s signature jazz pianists merging a classic style with innovative voicing that, for this night, is an appropriate nod to the great Art Tatum.

From 7:30 - 9:00 pm Quick & Friends performs. One of the most unique voices in jazz guitar in the region, Quick and his ensembles never disappoint or cease to surprise, which continues to earn them features in greater Detroit and attract new and innovative voices to our city.

HANDMADE TOLEDO
1717 ADAMS

Handmade Toledo has 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 with performances by Gene Parker, 5:45-7:15pm and The Smoking Dandies, 7:30-9:00pm!


GRAPHITE DESIGN + BUILD
15 N HURON | 6-9PM

Step inside Graphite Design + Build studio for a night of jazz with Bob Rex Quartet in one of Toledo's most unique creative spaces, 6-9pm.


TRUTH ART GALLERY & EVENT CENTER
1811 ADAMS

Featuring Brad Billmaier, 5:45pm - 7:15pm and Project 206, an avant-garde jazz ensemble existing in the world of electronics. It is a world brought forth by the detailed creation of synth sounds, outside-the-box arranging, and sensitivity for creating music that brings both originality and depth to Jazz, 7:30pm - 9:00pm.


20 NORTH GALLERY
18 N ST CLAIR

Located in the historic downtown Warehouse District, 20 North Gallery is the oldest independent art gallery in the city of Toledo. Enjoy performances by Dickey & Kevin Eikum, 6:00-6:30PM, Jean Holden & Lisa Holden, 6:30-7:15PM, Kim Buehler, 7:15-8pm, Ramona Collins, 8:15-9pm.


MAIN LIBRARY
325 MICHIGAN | FREE PARKING UNTIL 9PM

Enjoy free Art Loop activities for all ages throughout Main Library. The University of Toledo Symphony Orchestra returns to the Art Loop with a preview performance of Gustav Holst's masterpiece, The Planets, celebrating the unique personalities of seven of our solar system's planets. Writing workshops are a great way to commit to a schedule, meet other writers and help your project become a reality. Bring a writing sample to share and join others in their writing process in the Writing Lab. In the Fact & Fiction department, explore unusual and interesting materials from the library's basement storage. In the Children’s Library get creative musically! iPads will be ready with software to make your own music and, don’t forget to visit the instrument petting zoo! Free parking on Art Loop nights until 9pm.


LATE NIGHT JAZZ JAM
WESLEY'S BAR & GRILL | 1201 ADAMS

Join us after hours for a Late-Night Jazz Jam at laid-back neighborhood haunt, Wesley's Bar & Grill, offering a sizable beer and drink menu with old school arcade games.


THE TOLEDO CLUB
235 14TH ST | 6-9PM

The Toledo Club will feature the Members' Jam Session in the Red Room (first floor) that will be open to the public, 6-9pm. The Club has a history of well known jazz musicians performing there, including Art Tatum in the late '20s!


GATHERED GLASSBLOWING STUDIO
23 N HURON | 6-9PM

Loop Nights at Gathered will be featuring a new series of jewelry and wearable artworks by Marilyn Yakumithis titled “Remnant”. Remnants is a collection of Yakumithis’ works influenced by ancient ruins and metalsmithing processes of antiquity filtered through a contemporary lens. Gathered’s hot shop will feature a glassblowing demonstration by Alan Iwamura, Hot Shop Manager at the Toledo Museum of Art, and music by John Barile from 6-9pm.


TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

Stop by the TMA and check out exhibitions like "Anila Quayyum Agha: Between Light and Shadow" and "Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue" as well as the "Everything in Rhythm" installation featuring a multi-sensory display, exploring the relationship between art and music. FREE Art Book Club: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith gallery tour at 5:30pm. Free Localeyes Tour with Fil Kaplan at 6pm. Stop by the Glass Pavilion Hot Shop for public demonstrations (free at 8pm).


FEATURED CREATIVE RETAIL:

JUPMODE
2022 Adams

Jupmode is a full service screen printing shop and retail store, offering a wide selection of Toledo city pride apparel!


ART SUPPLY DEPO
23 S. St. Clair

Locally owned art supply store, offering expert advice on products carried and hosting classes in back studio to educate and entertain artists of all ages and skill levels.

 

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.

 

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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