Toledo Mini Maker Faire

Submission Deadline – June 8, 2018

Announcing the first annual Toledo Mini Maker Faire! We're excited to partner with the Imagination Station Toledo to bring this showcase of creativity, arts and technology to the Momentum Festival on September 15, 2018. The Call for Makers is currently open through June 8, 2018. Other Maker Faires around the country have featured handmade crafts; cutting edge technology, unconventional tools or equipment, training courses in fringe skill sets, architecture and design sessions, music, science, art, and more. If you have something fresh and engaging to showcase, apply! 

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Call For Artists - Now Open

Submit Your Work For A Chance At $10,000 In Prizes

The Arts Commission invites artists and designers working in glass to apply for a juried exhibition and auction entitled, Momentum: Hot Glass in Toledo, OH. Deadline to apply is July 9, 2018. 

Sponsored in part by Libbey Inc. in conjunction with their 200th Anniversary

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Momentum 2017

17,000 PEOPLE CELEBRATING ART & COMMUNITY

THE ARTS COMMISSION, TOLEDO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, PRESENTING PARTNER PROMEDICA, AND THE BUSINESS AND PHILANTHROPIC COMMUNITIES JOINED TOGETHER TO OFFER A FREE COMMUNITY CELEBRATION TO OUR REGION. MOMENTUM, A 3-DAY ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL IN DOWNTOWN TOLEDO KICKED OFF THE WEEKEND WITH A SYMPHONIC TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF PRINCE IN PROMENADE PARK.

GLASS, MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL

OVER 30 ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS

Promenade Park was filled with thousands of people enjoying local art work, interactive projects, live music and performances all weekend along the river. INTER/ACTIVE public art projects included UNITY, aluminum casting and mobile hot shops along with new works of public art!

JURIED EXHIBITION and competition

47 national artists | $10k in prizes

The Momentum exhibition included artworks from regional and national artists working in glass, glass related materials, or materials referencing glass to celebrate this unique narrative and the work that evolves from it. In this array of wonderful and contemporary works Michael Killoren, Jennifer Navva Milliken, and Raul Parades selected the following: First Place: Jennifer Hecker (Brockport NY) "Water Fall," Second Place: Joanna Manousis (Toledo OH) "Demeter," Third Place: Shahid Khan (Gahanna OH) "Minar Trio in Turquoise," Honorable Mention: Kazuki Takizawa (Los Angeles CA) "Container: Handle Wings," and Honorable Mention: Zac Weinberg (Toledo OH) "Mechanisms for Spectacular Experience."


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Inspiring a Vibrant Toledo

CULTURE INSPIRES HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

2017 Momentum Presenting Sponsor

Art is essential to a healthy community and a vibrant downtown. The Arts Commission is pleased to partner with ProMedica to present the 2017 Momentum – Hot Glass | Cool Music, promoting the greater Downtown Toledo area as a vibrant center of arts, culture, and creative life for residents, guests, tourists, and those dedicated to Toledo's revitalization.

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