CREATE YOUR FESTIVAL

Pick up a printed guidebook and "Discover Toledo Scavenger Hunt" map at the Toledo Museum of Art, Handmade Toledo, Market on The Green, or The National Museum of the Great Lakes. 

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Discover the city, find the "Toledo Alphabet Project", explore the Art in Public Places Collection, and see colorful murals.

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Check out all of our programming details and stay up to date with discoverable and virtual content through October 23.

Programming

Toledo Alphabet Project

by Graphite Design + Build

This project reimagines the typography of Toledo history with powered and illuminated letters. Twenty-six sculptures are on view at a variety of downtown and uptown locations with mobility and visibility in mind! Can you find them all?


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VIRTUAL ARTIST MARKET

Browse, Shop, Share

Are you missing out on wandering through art fairs this summer? Support the work of a variety of makers from all over the country in our Virtual Artist Market network. Each vendor runs their own sales and keeps 100% of their profits.


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MURALS IN PROGRESS

As part of the continued investment in downtown Toledo's infrastructure there are five new murals that will be completed by the end of October 2020. Support for these projects is made possible through private and public partnerships and The City of Toledo. A special thank you to ProMedica for their continued support of the arts and investment in beautification of Toledo’s riverfront. Artists include: Ken Dushane (Toledo, OH) Maya Hayuk (Brooklyn, NY), Louise Jones (Detroit, MI), Yusuf Lateef (Toledo, OH), and Timothy Smith (Los Angeles, CA).


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Support The Arts Commission

Preorder for Momentum T-shirts now open

Check out the new limited edition Momentum 2020 t-shirt designed and printed by Jupmode! It features the entire "Toledo Alphabet Project" by Graphite Design + Build. All money raised will go to support continued programming at The Arts Commission. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRESALE. Jupmode doesn't hold inventory of these goods in their retail store. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Add on or changes to order cannot be made after close of sale.


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2020 Exhibition

The 2020 virtual exhibition highlights the work of twelve artists. Ranging from traditional practices to mixed media and installation each artist showcases their expertise of material, technique, and conceptual prowess. The selection panel includes: Lauren Applebaum, Ph.D. (Toledo, OH), , Jova Lynne (Detroit, MI), and Alex Paik (Brooklyn, NY). Exhibiting artists include: Deb Davis, Brent Dedas, Lauren Fowler, Beth Genson, Lindsay Haynes, Natalie Lanese, Loraine Lynn, Tom Marino, Katrina Niswander, Deborah Orloff, Mike Osborne, & Tim Stover.


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Partner Programming

The 2020 Momentum Festival is thrilled to have a great network of partner programming for audience engagement. Our partners include: Toledo Opera, Imagination Station, MetroParks Toledo, Destination Toledo, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Toledo Museum of Art, National Museum of the Great Lakes, The Ability Center, and Terhune Art Gallery at Owens Community College.


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Momentum | Intersection

2019 - 2020

Momentum | Intersection is a collaboration of industry, design, and art. Inspired by the studio glass movement, The Arts Commission seeks to provide new collaborations between applications of glass as an artistic medium and manufacturing processes. The 2019 - 2020 awardees are: Jason Robert Bauer (Brooklyn, NY), Carrie Iverson (Arlington, TX), and Kristine Rumman (Philadelphia, PA).


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Culture Inspires Healthy Communities

2020 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 2020 Momentum Festival, 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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