The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s popular Art Walk series will celebrate the start of its seventh season Thursday, May 22 from 6-9 p.m.
The program, which began with a small handful of venues and attendance of about 50 guests at the inaugural event in 2007, has grown exponentially and will feature more than 100 artists and nearly 30 venues each month throughout the summer series.
Art Walks offer a way for the community to experience Toledo’s burgeoning arts scene, to explore the development happening in downtown Toledo and to enjoy and purchase original fine art and locally produced handmade art, crafts and wares.
Art Walks will be held the fourth Thursday of the month May through September (May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25). Hours are 6-9 p.m.
Art Walk guests are encouraged to explore the UpTown Arts and Entertainment District, the Warehouse District and the Arts Zone on foot, via bicycle, or using the new bicycle taxi service offered by Glass City Pedicabs.
Venues and exhibitions change month to month. For complete, accurate, and detailed listings, get event updates, downloadable maps, free parking tips, and more information in the week leading up to the event date at www.TheArtsCommission.org/Programs/Art-Walk.
The Arts Commission encourages street performers to set up on the sidewalks throughout the featured neighborhoods and perform for tips. Invited performers include musicians, jugglers, dancers, mimes, performance artists, and all others. Street Performing licenses are available through the City of Toledo’s Treasurer’s Office on the 20th Floor of One Government Center, Suite 2000. Licenses are $20 for the first year, and just $5 to renew each year following.
Art Walks, sponsored by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, offer a way for the community to experience the local art scene and discover downtown Toledo. (Courtney Fillion Photography