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Thu
Apr
18

Free Event

Art Loop | Poetry & Performance

Downtown Toledo

5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Celebrate Toledo’s literary and performing arts community at the kick-off to this season’s Loop series. Features this month include the annual Ode to the Zip Code Poetry reading and contest, hosted in partnership with the Fair Housing Center, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, and Toledo City Paper, as well as local author’s meet up, open mics, and assorted performances from Toledo’s performing arts community. More details to come!

MAIN HUB: IMAGINATION STATION
1 DISCOVERY WAY | $5 AFTER 5PM
The Main Library will be closing for the remainder of the 2018 Art Loop season as they embark on exciting new renovations. The Main Hub will now be located at the Imagination Station. ADMISSION IS $5 AFTER 5PM ON ART LOOP NIGHTS! You can take advantage of any available street parking or nearby parking garages. We suggest the Promedica Depo Parking Garage (corner of Summit & Jefferson - $5 fee).

"LOOKING IN" EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
HEART GALLERY, APRIL 18, 6-8PM
Join us for the opening of Looking In, the 6th annual photography exhibition created by the collaboration of students from BGSU's Community Projects in Photography class and The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities (WCBDD). The exhibition helps photography students' see the world in a different light' while providing support for those served by the WCBDD to showcase their point of view. Looking In is on display at HeArt Gallery, St Paul's Lutheran Church until the week of May 6th. Presented by Wood County Developmental Board of Disabilities, Bowling Green State University and St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Photo Credit: Maria Jenkins and Judah Kania.

TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART
Stop by the TMA and check out exhibitions like "Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus" and "Different Trains" as well as the "Everything in Rhythm" installation featuring a multisensory display, exploring the relationship between art and music. Stop by the Glass Pavilion Hot Shop to try your hand at glass blowing by participating in the Pick Your Project Program (6:30pm, $30 members/$40 non-members) or enjoy public demonstrations (free at 8pm). View Katherine Gray's immersive installation "(Being) in a Hotshop" as she engages viewers with the sights, sounds, and smells of the glassmaking studio.

TRIVIA NIGHT
BLACK CLOISTER BREWING COMPANY | 7:30-8:30PM
Bend your brain during trivia night at Black Cloister, a local brewing company creating craft beers in a classic Victorian building, built in 1874 in Toledo's Downtown Warehouse District. Free to play with prizes to win!

LOOP NIGHTS AT GATHERED
GATHERED GLASSBLOWING STUDIO | 23 N HURON
Gathered Glassblowing Studio will be debuting our new monthly event Loop Nights at Gathered with a public reception for new works by Toledo-based artist Katrina Niswander. Through playful use of pattern and recontextualization of vintage photographs, Niswander seeks to draw connections with historical representations of women and contemporary issues of femininity and women’s agency. Gathered will also be welcoming back studio co-founder Eli Lipman for a glassblowing demonstration and music provided by Old State Line. Be sure to venture to the second floor studios, with public demonstrations by resident letterpress studio, Black Iron Press (5:30-7pm).

SUPERIOR STUDIOS GRAND OPENING
5:30-9PM
Stop in to Superior Studios for their Grand Opening, one of Toledo's newest creative spaces. Featuring artist Nate Masternaks, the World's Tallest Magician performing up close magic, fresh cold press juices from All Juice, magician J-Bone on the saxophone!

COMMUNITY YOGA
6:30PM | FREE
Join the Toledo Asana Room for a free community yoga class during the Art Loop at 6:30pm. Learn more about Ashtanga Yoga, a dynamic, flowing style that connects the movement of the body with the breath. The method stresses the importance of daily practice of a set series of movements. Space in limited 25 and first come, first serve.

ART LOOP AFTER DARK!
THE HEIGHTS, 9-11PM
Join us for Art Loop After Dark! at The Heights in the Renaissance Downtown Hotel. Enjoy, drink specials, live music, creative experiences, networking opportunities, and an amazing view of the city!

THE ATTIC ON ADAMS | 8-12PM
Join us at the Attic, Uptown's neighborhood bar serving up happy hour specials and features 7 days a week, including one of Toledo's finest selection of craft beers from around the country. For the April 18 Art Loop, Awesome Job! Support Squad presents DJ Sharktooth vs The Essentials playing on the patio. $ Suggested Donation $ Support your local bands!