September 17 - October 23

Thank you for participating in Momentum 2020! We hope that you enjoyed a variety of discoverable and virtual experiences over the course of five weeks.



  • Discoverable Programming Launch - Downtown Toledo Scavenger Hunt, Toledo ABC's by Graphite Design + Build, Collaborative Community Artwork, and Art in Public Places self-guided tours
  • Virtual Programming Launch - Enjoy Art Loop Toledo's popular theme, "Dancin' In The Streets" with a series of produced videos


  • Watch "Nevertheless, We Persist" by Toledo Opera resident artists video series, Episode 1 Where shall we begin? airs online



  • Discover the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Harvest; free event that requires pre-registration
  • Watch the National Museum of the Great Lakes launches the Great Lakes Memory project and a first look at the museum's "Port of Toledo" exhibition online at 7PM  


  • Discover the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Harvest; free event that requires pre-registration


  • Watch an artist talk highlighting the work and artists in "Launch: Art in The Age of Solidarity" at the Walter E. Terhune Gallery at Owens Community College. Visitors are welcome to schedule an appointment to view the work in person. Register here for the live artist talk and Q&A.



  • Watch the premiere of "20K Leagues Under The Sea". The University of Toledo Black Theatre Ensemble, along with students and faculty from the University of Toledo Departments of Theatre & Film and Communications collaborated on a hybrid-theatrical performance that seeks to use the obstacles of our current moment as an opportunity to innovatively engage with an urgent and necessary story. Working alongside community artists, this interdisciplinary ensemble will stream a version of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" that pulls out the themes of fighting against systems of oppression found in Verne’s novel that still persist today. Part movie, part theatre, part radio show – this performance will be streamed online and feature a blend of art, dance, theatre, and hip hop to turn this classic novel on its head. 


  • Discover Chalk Artwork by Toledo based artist Caroline Jardine at the Toledo Museum of Art


  • Watch "Nevertheless, We Persist" by Toledo Opera resident artists video series, Episode 2 What’s the whole story? airs online


  • Watch the Momentum Variety Show hosted by Erin Garber-Pearson and Erik Bang!!! of Bird's Eye View Circus. This quirky internet adventure features performing artists, pre-recorded videos, shenanigans and merriment. 



  • Discover the TFAS 100+3 Juried Member Show at 20 North Gallery. Opening reception and Awards Ceremony is from 6-9PM at Hensville. Timed ticketed entry into the gallery is required. 


  • Watch an artist talk featuring some of the 2020 Exhibition participants. Register for the live session via Zoom.



  • Watch "Nevertheless, We Persist" by Toledo Opera resident artists video series, Episode 3 The 19th Amendment airs online


  • Deadline to submit entries for the Toledo Scavenger Hunt raffle


Local, Regional, and National

The Momentum stage has seen headline performances by the Toledo Symphony presenting the Music of Prince (2017), Orquesta Akokán (2018), and Chaka Khan (2019). A focus on regional and local talent is highlighted on two stages throughout the day plus roaming entertainment by: Aegela Dance Company, Alvorada, Ben Stalets, Bird's Eye View Circus, Bitch Thunder, Bliss Nova, Craig Wise, Distant Cousinz, Dooley Wilson, Elevated Thinkin' & Tracy the Rare Breed, Elmhurst, FAMED Studios, Gabriel Brothers Brass Band, goLAB, Greater Toledo Chinese Association, Hector Mendoza, La Traizion, Nikki D and The Sisters of Thunder , Old State Line, Overton Project, Siena Liggins, Soul Hustle Band , Stonehouse Trio, The Bubble Sharks, The Commonheart, The Essentials, T.H.E. Modern Dance Co, Toledo Opera, Toledo School for the Arts: Glass City Steel, University of Toledo Rocket Steelband, Vester Frey, Violent Bloom, We R Hip Hop, Wesley Bright and the Honeytones, and Xplosivo.

The University of Toledo

Emerald Partner

The University of Toledo is proud to continue its sponsorship of Toledo’s annual Momentum Festival. The Arts are an integral part of our mission, as we strive to improve the human condition in our region and around the world. Our students and faculty benefit from our connection to Toledo’s culturally vibrant and growing community, and the unique experiences it offers. We share rewarding partnerships with several Toledo Arts organizations and institutions, such as the Toledo Museum of Art, The Toledo Symphony Orchestra, The Arts Commission, and the Glacity Theatre Collective. These partnerships and collaborations allow us the opportunity to provide a world-class education to our students, as well as contributing to the positive impact of the Arts in our community.

Momentum 2021 Is Sponsored By