Downtown Toledo Scavenger Hunt
Create your festival, rediscover Toledo, and engage all of your senses in a Downtown Toledo Scavenger Hunt. Temporary pop-up art installations hosted by the Art Loop program, murals, special restaurant partners, and featured works in the Art in Public Places collection will all be spots to visit – indicated by an informational dot! Check off a variety of items, Check in online, and be entered into a raffle featuring prizes from local businesses. The map and checklist are available to print at home or pick up with the guidebook. Launches on September 17 and runs through October 23.
SEE a mural, a sculpture, a pop up window display, or a museum landmark
LISTEN to a local podcast, a poetry reading, or a local musician
TOUCH your feet to the ground and explore Middlegrounds MetroPark or the newly completed Levis Square
SMELL & TASTE a new dish or drink at a downtown restaurant, coffee shop, or the Farmer’s Market
Enjoy the changing seasons in your Metroparks! You can check off more than one item in the Scavenger Hunt when you visit Middlegrounds. Looking for at home activities? They've got loads to share. Check them out!
Collaborative Community Artwork
The Arts Commission invites residents of Toledo to take part in a collaborative art installation as part of Momentum and the Art Loop in partnership with Creative Placemaking. Local artist Caroline Jardine will design large “art-by-number” pieces that will be broken up into smaller 6-inch x 6-inch squares to be completed by the community then returned and placed within a larger installation. Supplies are limited to the first two hundred signups and includes one panel and your choice of either an acrylic paint set or a set of oil pastels. Participants can sign up for free starting at this link.
The pieces can be viewed at 1114 Adams Street beginning October 1 as part of the scavenger hunt!
Walk & Roll
The Uptown Walk & Roll engages residents in walking clubs along with neighborhood-wide, monthly walks and leisurely-paced bike rides. It is a chance to build community health & wellbeing by getting outdoors, building light exercise into our routines, and by connecting with other folks in the community.
Walk & Roll is a scavenger hunt that explores UpTown and its connected neighborhoods and celebrates weekly themes of creativity and connectivity, history and culture, and the urban outdoors while practicing social distancing and promoting exercise. Themed trails are accessible by bike or foot, and each week will feature activities and drawings for prizes.
The Arts Commission is proud to collaborate with ProMedica Ebeid Center and other community partners on this project by highlighting public art commissioning new temporary works to brighten the path.
The first 100 participants to sign up will receive a packet with maps & activities, a pedometer, and art supplies to get you started! Sign up at bit.ly/UptownRoll or visit Market on the Green at 1806 madison Ave., or call 567-585-0469.
Toledo Alphabet Project, Graphite Design + Build
This project reimagines the typography of Toledo history with powered and illuminated letters. Get details on the full alphabet here!
Toledo has an impressive collection of public art, with large-scale sculptures, murals, and functional structures by noted artists across the country. Check out the newly completed field guide and explore eight zones in the greater Toledo area featuring over eighty works of art.
On Saturday September 26 and Sunday September 27 visit the Glass Harvest! The Glass Studio is producing over 100 glass pumpkins of various sizes that will be placed in the Rita B. Kern Sensory Garden on the TMA campus, resulting in a glass pumpkin patch. It’s a free event with ticketed entry and the pumpkins are available for purchase.
Visit the Toledo Museum of Art on Saturday, October 3 as Toledo based artist Caroline Jardine creates colorful works of chalk art across the campus. Details will be available at the Toledo Museum of Art website.