Thursday September 19th

Momentum Kick Off at Art Loop

The Loop is Toledo’s signature monthly arts experience. Explore the downtown creative community through self-guided tours of the art, artists, and spaces that inspire a vibrant Toledo. "Dancin' In The Streets", one of the Art Loop's most popular annual events returns as Toledo’s dance community takes center stage! Enjoy a wide array of contemporary, ethnic, traditional, and interactive dance performances throughout downtown. Several temporary art projects will debut at Promenade Park as part of Momentum!

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Friday September 20th

ProMedica Summer Concert Series

CHAKA KHAN headlines the 2019 Momentum festival! The news is out and we're so excited for this year's festival. ProMedica Summer Concert Series tickets are on sale now! General admission tickets are $15 presale, $20 at the gate on the day of the show. VIP tickets are $45.

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Saturday September 21st

Toledo Mini Maker Faire

The Arts Commission and Imagination Station are proud to announce the second annual Toledo Mini Maker Faire! Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, or projects. A family-friendly showcase of creativity, arts, and technology, the Toledo Mini Maker Faire celebrates innovation and DIY-culture.

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Momentum | Intersection

The Arts Commission is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Request for Qualifications for Momentum | Intersection, an opportunity for national artists and designers to develop projects inspired by the properties of Pilkington Glass North America’s (Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.) wide range of float glasses. Selected projects will be funded with honorarium and material and exhibited at Toledo’s 2020 Momentum Exhibition. Jurors Katya Heller and Douglas Heller (Heller Gallery, NYC), Dr. Katerina Rüedi Ray (Professor, Art History, Bowling Green State University), and Kyle Sword (Manager of Business Development at Pilkington North America) will select six artists to tour Pilkington facilities and receive a sampling of glass of their choice. The initial tours will take place during the Momentum festival September 19-21, 2019, with a product introduction for selected artists. The weekend features a free downtown-wide celebration of the transformative vibrancy of the arts for our city and region with a festival of glass, music, art, and makers. Momentum | Intersection will launch during the festival and continue to build through September 2020.

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Culture Inspires Healthy Communities

2019 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 2019 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.

Momentum 2019 Is Sponsored By