Momentum is a three-day festival of music and art along the riverfront in downtown Toledo. All events are free and open to the public.

Momentum is a partnership between The Arts Commission and The Toledo Symphony sponsored by ProMedica and Toledo's philanthropic community. Thank you for making this event possible. 

Emerald Sponsors

Bowling Green State University

Owens Corning

The Blade

13 ABC

University of Toledo


Diamond Sponsors

Huntington Bank

Key Bank


Lucas County Commissioners

Owens Illinois

Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick, LLP


Platinum Sponsors

Block Communications

Sara Jane DeHoff

HCR Manorcare

NSG Group

Fifth Third Bank

Hylant Family Foundation

I Heart Media

Imagination Station

Libbey, Inc.


Mainstreet Ventures (Ciao!, The Chop House, Real Seafood Company, Zia's)

Mansour Wealth Management


Prater Development

Rudolph Libbe


Toledo Museum of Art

Gold Sponsors


Erie Construction

Eyde Construction

First Solar

Kingston Healthcare



NSG North America


Renaissance Hotels Toledo

Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Toledo City Paper


The Andersons

Balance Pan-Asian Grille

The Collaborative

Toledo Community Foundation


2017 | The Inaugural Year

Momentum celebrates the transformative vibrancy of the arts for our city and region by supporting local artists and musicians and inviting international acts to perform and exhibit in Toledo. The 2017 Momentum festival featured dynamic, interactive, and accessible programming that brought over 17,000 attendees to the newly reopened Promenade Park on Toledo’s waterfront.

Glass Competition & Exhibition


Our first juried competition and exhibition awarded $10,000 in prizes and featured 60 art works from 47 national artists. Our 2017 award winners were; 1st Prize, Jennifer Hecker "Water Fall"; 2nd Prize, Joanna Manousis, "Demeter"; 3rd Prize, Shahid Khan, "Minar Trio in Turquoise"; Honorable Mention, Kazuki Takizawa, "Container: Handle Wings"; Honorable Mention, Zac Weinberg, "Mechanism for Spectacular Experiences. Details on all of the artwork, jurors, committee, and honorary chairs can be found in the catalogue.