The FIRST FESTIVAL in the newly renovated Promenade Park
UNITY is an outdoor community art project that celebrates our unique qualities while revealing the common experiences that bind us together. Participating community members will walk to and from poles that describe their individual identities, weaving the yarn into a visual representation of unity in our human experience. This project is made possible in part by an INTER/ACTIVE grant from The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo as part of the City of Toledo’s One Percent for Art Program.
The Community Sandbox
Deep In Design
The Community Sandbox is a self-contained, pedal-powered, mobile metal casting facility that is designed and engineered to facilitate a communal, hands-on experience in the process of creating cast sculpture. Anyone may participate, regardless of age, ability, experience, or degree of familiarity with the process. This project is made possible in part by an INTER/ACTIVE grant from The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo as part of the City of Toledo’s One Percent for Art Program.
Once Upon a Place
In collaboration with Contemporary Art Toledo, Afghan-American artist, Aman Mojadidi brought, "Once Upon a Place", his new work to Toledo in early September 2017 - immediately following the deinstallation in Times Square, NYC. The project includes three actual NY phone booths equipped with recordings of 70 individuals conveying their personal stories about emigrating to this country. The booths were located at Promenade Park, Toledo Lucas County Public Library Main Branch & the University of Toledo.s
Toledo Community Mural
Visitors to Momentum helped paint an 8 foot by 32 foot mural that was temporarily sited at Promenade Park by lead artist Maura Amato.
Juried Exhibition And Competition
47 national artists | $10k in prizes
The Momentum exhibition included artworks from regional and national artists working in glass, glass related materials, or materials referencing glass to celebrate this unique narrative and the work that evolves from it. In this array of wonderful and contemporary works Michael Killoren, Jennifer Navva Milliken, and Raul Parades selected the following: First Place: Jennifer Hecker (Brockport NY) "Water Fall," Second Place: Joanna Manousis (Toledo OH) "Demeter," Third Place: Shahid Khan (Gahanna OH) "Minar Trio in Turquoise," Honorable Mention: Kazuki Takizawa (Los Angeles CA) "Container: Handle Wings," and Honorable Mention: Zac Weinberg (Toledo OH) "Mechanisms for Spectacular Experience."