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Thu
Dec
20

Free Event

Art Loop | Light Up! Toledo

Downtown Toledo

5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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Celebrate the Holidays with the final Art Loop of the 2018 season. This month features last minute gifts and shopping at local businesses and with local artist vendors, as well as holiday-themed exhibitions and light art and projection installations.


LIGHT ART AND PROJECTION INSTALLATIONS
In 2018 Toledo literally lit up with two new light installations along with the Hensville lights! On the east facade of ProMedica’s parking garage is Tower of Light, a live installation that transforms, through light, all six stories of the garage’s stairwell. Each of the 147 glass panels has a layer of acrylic with dimples holding colored LED lights. Creator of the piece, Erwin Redl designed each of the panels to be individually programmable to make up thousands of different, abstract color patterns. At the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, Integrated Visions and First Hospitality Group present MindBlown, a 6,000-square-foot piece using a technique called projection mapping that shoots video, animation, and special effects 90 feet up on the structure, synced with music. The piece was a year in the making and was created from work with local glass artists. Back by popular demand, the Hensville Lights return for the 2018 holiday season. The Hensville Park Christmas tree stands 45 feet tall and will be on display along the Monroe Street side of the park.

Hensville Lights presented by Toledo Edison and Lexus of Toledo, supported by NSG Group, Tireman and WTOL

Tower of Light commissioned by Promedica

MindBlown presented by Integrated Visions and First Hospitality Group

HOLIDAY BAZAAR
GATHERED GLASSBLOWING STUDIO AND GRAPHITE DESIGN + BUILD | N HURON
Join us for a Holiday Bazaar at Gathered Glassblowing Studio and Graphite Design + Build! Enjoy music by Ragtime Rick, local makers and artists, live glass blowing demonstrations, food trucks, outdoor fire pits, and a cash bar by Toledo Spirits Company with Christmas Ale on tap!

SHOP LOCAL

The Light Up! Toledo Art Loop is the perfect for last minute shopping and taking in some holiday cheer! Pick up unique items made by local and regional independent designers, makers, and artisans from shops like Handmade Toledo, Devoon Jūpmode, House of Dow, Gathered Glassblowing Studio, and Art Supply Depō. To see more of Toledo's creative spaces, shops and more check out the Art Loop interactive map and start planning!

SELF-GUIDED STUDIO & GALLERY TOUR
Make your way around the Loop to check out the local studios, galleries and production spaces. Discover the sanctuaries where local art is created, mingle with the makers and gain a close-up view of the materials each artist employs at spaces like Gathered Glassblowing Studio, Paula Brown Gallery & Pub, Jupmode, Porter Gallery at Toledo School for the Arts, Ottawa Street Studios, 20 North Gallery, HeArt Gallery, Truth Gallery, Jack Wilson's Sculpture, Dream Louder Studios, and the Center for Visual Arts. Follow the link below and click on Show Me "Galleries & Studios" to see a map with the full listing. Place your cursor over the pin to see the name of the venue.

TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART
COMMUNITY EXHIBITION FREE ON THURSDAY’S FROM 5PM-9PM
The Toledo Museum of Art is proud to be a stop on the The Art Loop! TMA is offering free admission to view "Rebecca Louise Law: Community" on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors may claim their free timed ticket (one per person) at the information desk upon arrival. Thursday evening tickets will not be available in advance or online. Surround yourself in both dried and fresh plant materials that forms an immersive visitor experience exploring the relationship between humanity and nature, FREE Thursday's 5-9pm. While you're there be sure to catch public Glassblowing demonstrations taking place in the Glass Pavilion Hot Shop.

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