3 Day Arts & Music Festival
The 2019 Momentum festival will be held September 19-21, encompassing Promenade Park, as well as activating spaces linked to Imagination Station.
Thursday | Sep 19
Momentum Opening Night
|Art Loop | Dancin' In The Streets | One of the Art Loop's most popular annual events returns as Toledo’s dance community takes to the streets. Enjoy a wide array of contemporary, ethnic, traditional, and interactive dance performances throughout downtown including Mawtini Dabkeh Troupe, We R Hip Hop, The Aegela Center for Middle Eastern Dance, and many more.||5:30pm||9:00pm|
|Keys To The City | Gathered Glassblowing Studio | Watch live glassblowing as artists work together to create Keys to The City Eight artists will be creating six keys each to be awarded to individuals by the city, with one complete set to be permanently installed in the Mayor’s office later this fall.||5:30pm||9:00pm|
|Momentum Intersection Opening Reception | The University of Toledo, Center for Visual Arts | With the support of Pilkington Glass North America part of Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.,The Arts Commission is pleased to debut new works by Alibi Studio (Detroit, MI), Sean Merchant (Brunswick, OH), and Zac Weinberg (Maumee, OH). Through new collaborations between applications of glass as an artistic medium and manufacturing processes, each project exemplifies new approaches to float glass.||5:30pm||7:30pm|
|SUPERNOVA Goes Viral! Film Screenings | ParkVision Screen in Promenade Park | Supernova Digital Animation Festival is a fun and innovative annual community experience taking place in Denver, Colorado. Established in 2016 by Denver Digerati, Supernova is focused on presenting the best in digital animation from around the world to the public. Supernova taps into next-generation art focused on artists using advanced technology to unleash the imagination. Momentum features the first-ever collaboration that brings Supernova’s unique program to a community screen outside of Denver.||5:30pm||7:30pm|
|Temporary Public Art Projects Debut | Promenade Park||7:30pm||9:00pm|
Friday | Sep 20
ProMedica Summer Concert Series Presents Chaka Khan
|Tickets on sale now. General admission tickets are $15 presale, $20 at the gate on the day of the show. VIP tickets are $45.||5:00pm||10:00pm|
|Temporary Public Art Projects On View | See "Attractions" page for more information.||5:00pm||10:00pm|
Saturday | Sep 21
|Toledo Mini Maker Faire | Festival Park | In partnership with Imagination Station the second annual Toledo Mini Maker Faire will feature more than 25 diverse makers with demonstrations and hands-on activities. Live music and food trucks will populate both Festival and Promenade Parks. Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.||12:00pm||6:00pm|
|Temporary Public Art Projects On View | See "Attractions" page for more information.||12:00pm||10:00pm|
|The Arts Commission's 60th Anniversary | Come celebrate the 60 years of The Arts Commission with interactive public art projects and live entertainment to close out Momentum.||7:00pm||9:00pm|
Momentum will expand to showcase several temporary public art installations, the second Toledo Mini Maker Faire highlighting diverse creators, the debut of new artworks from Momentum | Intersection and the second year for glass artists and designers interested in exploring the rich history and knowledge base of Toledo’s glass industry coming in from across the country. The 2019 festival will see new INTER/ACTIVE artworks by regional artists, commissioned by The Arts Commission specifically for Momentum. Friday night will feature Chaka Khan as part of the ProMedica Summer Concert Series– tickets on sale now!
The University of Toledo
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.