Self-guided Exhibit "Your Chapter Awaits" at Levis Commons

Daily Dose  |  09/02/2020 2:00 pm

With the Toledo Lucas County Public Library serving as a hub of activity for neighborhoods throughout Toledo and neighboring communities, it was painful to temporarily close in March 2020. Wanting to find a way for the community to still feel connected to the Library and one another while also finding a way to share beauty in hope during an uncertain time, Your Chapter Awaits was born.

Your Chapter Awaits invited local visual artists and a local poet to create artworks that reflected ideas important to them, with the Library as a common thread. Beginning September 3rd and running through November 1st, these locally-crafted artistic posters will be on display throughout The Town Center at Levis Commons as a walkable, outdoor self-guided exhibit.

This poster series is a powerful reflection of the possibilities within our community’s grasp. The designs were inspired by Jodie Summer’s poem, “Your Chapter Awaits” which served as an anchor for each visual artist to create their personal vision.

“The Town Center at Levis Commons is thankful to Dustin Emery Hostetler for curating this inaugural community art project. We are proud to partner with Toledo Lucas County Public Library to present Your Chapter Awaits as a walkable installation throughout The Town Center, showcasing the poster series for the entire 419 to reflect upon and enjoy at their own pace,” said Christine Best, Marketing Director for The Town Center at Levis Commons, Hill Partners Inc. “By featuring local artists and their perspective on life through books aligned with the Library’s community mission, this exhibit provides a starting point for personal reflection into conversation on what book knowledge and community connections mean to us all.”

Visitors are encouraged to screen grab the exhibit map on and take a quality stroll through Levis Commons to experience these posters and artist biographies during regular Mall operating hours of Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-9pm, and Sunday 12-6pm.

The Town Center at Levis Commons is a 319,000 square foot open-air lifestyle center offering a collection of national, regional and local specialty merchants. The center contains over 68,000 square feet of Class-A office space featuring views of The Town Center and unparalleled regional access via I-475, I-75 and the surrounding freeways. The developer, Hill Partners, Inc., based in Charlotte, N.C., is responsible for merchandising, retail leasing and management of the center. Reichle Klein is handling the office leasing responsibilities. For more information on this release, please contact Christine Best, Marketing Director for The Town Center at Levis Commons at 419.931.8888. Exhibit/Artist inquiries can be made to Terri Carrol, Director of Communications for Toledo Lucas County Public Library at 419.259.5267.