Art Loop - December 21, 2017

Holiday Loop

NEED A PLACE TO START? The 2017 Art Loop Hub takes place at the Toledo-Lucas County Main Public Library (325 N. Michigan St). Parking is available in the Library garage until 9:00 pm.

Main Library

Find convenient parking, Info Table, and hop on any bus from one location

Watch music happen as the University of Toledo Symphony Orchestra holds an open rehearsal to work on a piece by Dvorak and more with a special Q and A opportunity. Experience a special screener of The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick with Cathy Kamenca from WGTE join the conversation and a chance to win great door prizes. In the Children’s Library Creativity Lab, make an origami basket and a gift to go inside to share or keep for yourself! Pick up your Storycorps DIY Guide and be ready to collect the stories of family and friends shared at the Thanksgiving table. Take in one of our exhibits Black Age of Comics (Imani Lateef & Peep Game Comix), FINRA Thinking Money (an interactive and immersive expedition into the world of money management!), Gridiron and Grace (Toledo Troopers, the winningest pro football team ever by the Pro Football Hall of Fame), and Hot Glass and Cool Characters: Vitrolite Visions and self-guided audio tour. In the Classics Gift Shop, shop the Thankful Thursday Sale of 25% off all books/gifts (no further discounts apply) for the special Art Loop hours 5:30-8pm.

Come hear the UT Symphony Orchestra

Shop Local for the Holidays

Kick off the holiday season by shopping with local artists! Get in the festive spirit as you explore downtown Toledo and shop for unique handmade fine arts and crafts and one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and your home and office. This month features local vendors, holiday-themed exhibitions, live music, and lots of family friendly festive fun! Check out the Shop Local Guide below.

Shop Local Guide

Wild Aesthetic

Main Library | 5:30-8:30pm

Wild Aesthetic is the creation of Detroit interdisciplinary artist Sean Hages. His huge inflatable “alien fruit” sculpture will fill the Central Court of the Main Library. The sculptures are created with the same rip-stop fabric used to make hot air balloons. What else is there to say? It’s a big, colorful, wonderful sculpture with otherworldly tentacles!


Market on the Green | 6:00 - 9:00pm

Stop by Market on the Green for their first beer sampling event! Offering four beers with complimentary food samples from local vendors for $5. Show up anytime between 6-8:30pm to participate and stay as long or a little as you like. The market will stay open until 9pm to give you a chance to purchase any of the beers you loved during the tasting. The Art Loop bus stops right outside the front doors!

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Dia de los Muertos Alter Exhibition

Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center | Tour at 6:30 pm

Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center opens the Jose Martinez Memorial Gallery for its annual exhibition of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) alters. This stunning community cultural exhibition features traditional altars paying homage to loved ones who have passed away as a celebration of their memory. This year features an altar in honor of SQACC's program coordinator, David Cuatlacuatl, who was recently killed in a tragic car accident. Included in the exhibition is a Day of the Dead city featuring hundreds of skeletal figures in a town-centric landscape complete with a train car moving around the diorama. This will be the public's last chance to view this moving display of Latino heritage.

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Hensville Lights

St. Clair Street (between Monroe and Washington)

Hensville Lights returns bigger and brighter for the 2017 holiday season with more than 200,000 twinkling lights including the special dancing light show in Hensville Park synced to music. This year's new addition is the Hensville Park Christmas tree that stands 45 feet tall! Be sure to stroll through as you make your way around the Warehouse District. The Hensville Lights are presented by Toledo Edison and Lexus of Toledo, and supported by NSG Group.

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