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.


Glass, Music, Art & Makers

The 2018 edition of Momentum featured Parer Studio's "Fantastic Planet"; Pneuhaus' "Compound Camera" installation; five newly commissioned INTER/ACTIVE public art projects; the first ever Toledo Mini Maker Faire; a glass competition featuring $10,000 in awards; a newly launched glass art and industry collaboration; twenty three performances from local, regional, and international acts; all completely 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, HART. Diamond Sponsors: Huntington Bank, Key Bank, Lathrop, Lucas County Commissioners, Owens Illinois; Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick, LLP, WTOL. Platinum Sponsors: Block Communications, HCR Manorcare, NSG Group, Fifth Third Bank, Hylant Family Foundation, I Heart Media, Imagination Station, Libbey, Inc., Madhouse, Mainstreet Ventures (Ciao!, The Chop House, Real Seafood Company, Zia's), Mansour Wealth Management, Metzgers, Prater Development, Rudolph Libbe Group, SSOE,, Toledo Museum of Art. Gold Sponsors: Communica, Erie Construction, Eyde Construction, First Solar, First Hospitality Group (Renaissance Hotels Toledo), Kingston Healthcare, La-Z-Boy, Madhouse, NSG North America, PNC, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Toledo City Paper. Silver: 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.

Exhibition Catalog