Art Loop - May 26, 2018


Art of the Automobile

June 21, 2018

NEED A PLACE TO START? Come to the Toledo-Lucas County Main Public Library (325 N. Michigan St). Parking is available in the Library garage until 9:00 pm.

Classic cars, art cars, Jeeps, and all sorts of creative machines are a part of our culture here in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. From design studios at the Big 3 to garages in near every neighborhood, there’s an oft-overlooked art to our car culture. The June Loop features a downtown Toledo car show and special exhibitions celebrating the Art of Automobiles! Keep checking back for the most up-to-date information.


Exotic Car Show

Hensville | St. Clair

If you Google the definition of art, it describes that which is appreciated primarily for its beauty or emotional power.  That is the underlying idea connecting all of the cars that will be on display near Hensville on the evening of June 21st.

Local Exotic Car owners have assembled a collection of beautiful, stirring, evocative vehicles from around the world.  Exotic, sports, and luxury automobiles whose beauty and presence are central to their purpose and experience. 

Makes like Ferrari, Maserati, Lotus, Porsche, and many more, that have captivated people's dreams and imaginations, past and present.  Cars from the world's top designers, style houses, and coachbuilders will make up most of the exhibit, accompanied by a unique selection of everyday cars that are affordable to many and make bold artistic statements themselves.

This exhibit also includes live demos and music and is designed to bring smiles and inspiration in sharing these alluring and rarely seen automobiles, and for those who want to look below the surface, to provide an introduction to the fascinating world of automotive designers and coachbuilders. 

Auto Mod Show

Main Library | Parking Garage

Let the sounds spun by the DJ lead you down to the Main Library parking garage for the Mod Car Show, a collection of modified vehicles from muscle cars to imported classics to tuner cars by local college students.

Swingin' Hot Rod Show

1717 Adams Street

The Swingin' Hot Rod Show will be in full roar on Adams Street with a collection of nostalgia dragsters from around the regions including the Lucky Aces Car Club. Enjoy the rockin' tunes of King Size Drag, jive dancing by the Bowling Green Falcon Swing Society, and Maumee Moonshine cocktails mixed up by Toledo Spirits! Stop in next door to Handmade Toledo and check out the Maker Shop featuring the work of local and regional independent designers, makers, and artisans.

Scene on the Green Classic Car Show

Uptown Green | 1904 Madison

Whether you like the history of the automobile represented by a Ford Model A, or have fond memories of your first muscle car from the 60’s, you’ll love the wheels on display. Regional enthusiasts will showcase classic vehicles of every description – antique roadsters, coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, and much more. Cars come from the magical decades of the '50s and the '60s, plenty of muscle cars from the '70s along with classic beauties from the '20s, '30s, and '40s.

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