In 2020, Momentum will be shifting to a combination of virtual and discoverable elements to safely engage attendees in arts and culture experiences in response to COVID-19 and restricted public gathering. Momentum activity will kick off on September 17th online and in downtown Toledo and continue through mid-October.

Discoverable Activities are self-guided and promote exploration of the downtown and uptown areas. They include exploration of existing public art infrastructure along with new projects and activities.

Virtual Activities are designed to promote artists and provide safe access to artwork. They will provide the opportunity to connect visual artists with sales opportunities and exhibitions and provide access to audiences for performing and literary artists.  


20/20 Exhibition

The Arts Commission invites artists with residence or holding a creative studio within 25 miles of downtown Toledo, Ohio, and those who have previously resided in the Toledo area to apply for an online exhibition as part of the Momentum Festival. This exhibition will include twenty artists currently living in the Toledo area and twenty artists with ties to Toledo. The deadline to apply is August 16th.



Virtual Artist Market

The Arts Commission invites regional artisans, craftspeople, and makers to apply for an online artist market as part of the Momentum Festival. The call for vendors is open to any applicants who are currently living or holding a creative studio in the United States. The deadline to apply is August 16th.


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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Thank You Toledo

We are overwhelmed with pride in our city and gratitude for the many individuals and organizations who came together to make Momentum happen! We hope you were awed by world-class art, learned something new from a local maker, danced with friends, or contemplated new music, all while taking in the view of our waterfront and city skyline. We love the creativity in our community-thank you to all of the philanthropic partners, artists, makers, musicians, performers, food vendors and volunteers!

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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