The Arts Commission Celebrates the Arts and Humanities in Toledo

Eye On Art  |  10/05/2020 4:00 pm

The Arts Commission joins thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month throughout October. The Arts Commission will carry this message to the people of Toledo through activities that honor the efforts of artists, historians, teachers, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of everyone’s life.

Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate in what has become the country’s largest annual collective celebration of the arts and humanities. Through October 23, The Arts Commission is presenting the 2020 Momentum Festival. Momentum supports local artists and musicians and invites international creatives to perform and exhibit in Toledo.

Since 2017, the Momentum festival has brought dynamic interactive and accessible programming to thousands of attendees. In 2020, Momentum programming has shifted to include Virtual and Discoverable programming. Discoverable activities are self-guided and promote the exploration of the downtown and uptown areas. They include existing public art infrastructure along with new projects and activities hosted by The Arts Commission and Toledo Area Cultural Partners. The full schedule can be viewed at

“The arts are so important to our daily lives and National Arts and Humanities Month gives us a chance to come together and celebrate their impact on our lives," said Marc Folk, President & CEO of The Arts Commission. "Especially in times of crisis, the arts play a critically important role in creating hope, connecting us to each other and providing the means for expressing the human spirit. As we move through this time of collective civic trauma we recommit ourselves to advance the arts and the role they fill in the health and well-being of our community. We are proud to join Americans for the Arts in celebration of the power of the arts to make a difference and change our lives for the better."

National Arts and Humanities Month is coordinated by Americans for the Arts, the national organization working to empower communities with the resources and support necessary to provide access to all of the arts for all of the people. This month-long celebration grew out of National Arts Week, which was started in 1985 by the National Endowment for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.


More information about National Arts and Humanities Month is available at events across the nation and add yours to the celebration at