ACGT Art Walk Continues This Thursday, Runs Through Sept.

Posted Jun 14th, 2011 by Michelle Carlson  Category: Arts & Entertainment


The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (ACGT) is pleased to announce that Art Walk series will continue on Thursday, June 16. Art Walk is held each summer, on the third Thursday of each month, May through September. This is the Art Walk’s fourth season.

Remaining 2011 Art Walk dates are July 21, August 18, and September 15. Hours are 6 – 9 p.m.

The program is presented as part of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Live Work Create Toledo initiative, embracing economic development and revitalization through the arts. Under this umbrella, Art Walk is the sister program of Artomatic 419! and The Gallery Loop.

The Art Walk has grown exponentially in its previous three short years, growing from featuring less than 10 venues in its first year and a slim attendance, to finishing the 2010 season with a peak attendance of more than 700, and featuring an average of 20 venues each month.

The Art Walk offers Toledoans an opportunity to come out and explore their Downtown, visiting great locally-owned galleries, businesses, artist studios and other venues while perusing and purchasing unique, locally-crafted one-of-a-kind art work and gifts – all while enjoying the fresh summer air and getting a little exercise, be it walking, biking, or otherwise.

This year, ACGT will continue the 2010 implementation of sponsoring local performers with “busking” (a.k.a. street performing) licenses from the City of Toledo, allowing them to perform legally on city sidewalks during the event while collecting tips.

June’s sponsored street performers will be musicians Meaghan Roberts and Lucian Townes (both solo acoustic guitar players), musician Ian Welch, performance artist Katie Komuniecki, performance artist Bianca Marcia, and experimental rock/jazz duo What’s Next.

Also up-coming this season will be the installation of nearly 20 more “Art Benches” installed in the Arts Zone/Warehouse District. Ten of these colorful benches were installed during the 2010 season to help spruce up the streets of the neighborhood and increase its identity and visibility as an arts district. The benches were painted by youth apprentices in the award-winning Young Artists at Work program, which employs diverse and at-risk teens for six weeks in the summer, exposing them to an intensive multi-media arts training and long-lasting job training skills.

Continuing this year will be the use of ACGT’s teal Live Work Create Toledo flags, which Art Walk-goers can use to identify participating venues during the event, and creative-based businesses throughout the season.

New this year is the addition of a local pedicab (bicycle taxis) service offering event goers rides from the St. Clair Village to Uptown, and vice versa.

June Art Walk Venues:

Maps and venue/artist details are available for download from www.acgt.org. Maps will also be available at participating venues the day of the event.


1. Shared Lives Studios Gallery 20 N. St. Clair St. “Artist Review,” showcases Linda Richards, Jennifer Schefft, Jeffrey O’neil, Craig Toczynski, Marc Arnett, Beth Robinson, James Dungan, Bianca Roberts.

2. 20 North Gallery 18 N. St. Clair St. 419.241.2400
40 Greatest Hits, this career retrospective of Toledo native Phil Hazard spans his mid-70s work as a pioneering neon artist in NYC, to his more recent pop art paintings.

3. Sur Saint Clair 1 S. St. Clair St. 419.241.7100

Kelly Crosser-Alge (glass bowls, collages and jewelry), Dawn Ann Culp-Hailstock (acrylics). Ruth Foote (photography), Tim Hacker (photography), Jennifer Muse (glass), Elyse M. Osborne (paintings).

4. Jack Wilson Gallery 19 S. St. Clair St.
Gallery entrance is up the stairs in the rear of the building.

Features metal-worker Jack Wilson’s sculpture, pottery by Red Stanley, and drawings and paintings of 2011 Toledo School for the Arts graduates, Gabrielle Grumelot and Katherine Davis.

5. The Office of Paul R. Sullivan 23 S. St. Clair St.

New designs in the popular, functional and decorative pottery of Shine Ceramics, created by Julie Webster, as well as unique steel sculptures by H & H Metalsmiths.

6. Homeslice Pizza 28 S. St. Clair St. 419.724.7437

Paintings by Jerry Gray, Kerry Krow, Jason Vahle, Yusuf Lateef, Nathan Masternak and Helen Grubb.

7. Ahava Spa & Wellness Center
34 S. St. Clair St. 419.241.5877

In the Wellness Center, nature photography by Carol Besticker, glass work by Firenation’s Mathew Paskiet, and painting from KA Von Hasenbalg, plus glass jewelry by Pam & Bob Vollmar.

8. Downtown Latte 44 S. St. Clair St. 419.243.6032

Danielle Herrera’s innovative art works uses recycled materials as their main medium.

9. Swank Gifts 48 S. St. Clair St. 419.241.9340

Swank Gifts boutique shop specializes in unique, affordable gifts. View a large selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry, and an array of products from talented local artists.

10. T-Shirts by Max Reddish
Corner of St. Clair & Lafayette Streets

An array of unique, Toledo pride-themed t-shirts are for sale.

11. Bozarts 151 S. St. Clair St. 419.464.5785

Note Books & Sketches Exhibition. ALL ARTISTS ARE WELCOME TO BRING WORK for “pin up” display or passing around. The evening will also feature live painting, live music & performances, & a film showing at 9pm following the Art Walk.

12. Olive Street Studios 252 Ottawa St.

Enjoy open studio tours, featuring: Brad Bechtel, Brian Juchartz, Carl Porreca, Crisstoffer Muntz, Dan Wallace, Doug Kampfer, Jessica Besterman, Jodie S. Peace, Mike Cerveny, Renee Spillis, Richard Reed, and Scott Ziegler.


13. Toledo Free Press Warehouse Huron at Washington Street www.toledofreepress.com

The evening will include readings by featured poet Michael Grover, along with local art works.

14. Secor Studios 425 Jefferson Ave. 419.514.7496

(Take elevators to floors 5, 6 & 7) In the historic, former Secor Hotel, The Secor Artists host Open Studio Night. Visitors are encouraged to roam the studios of more than 15 artists located on the 5th, 6th, and 7th floors, as well as the 1st Floor Gallery.

15. Space 237 237 Michigan 419.255.5117 space237.com

Flamingos, Dust Bunnies & Decay, features 14 national & regional artists exploring contemporary social problems & ominous natural disasters. Work ranges fro humorous to dark. Art is in the 1st & 4th floor galleries. Thru June 24.

16. Zyndorf Glass & Arts
320 N. Michigan St., 2nd Floor (across from library)

Presents unique and creative expressions in glass, chic and unique women’s clothing as well as many other art forms from an array of talented artists. Wearable, functional and decorative art at affordable prices.

15. Studio M Printmakers
320 N. Michigan St., 3nd Floor (across from library)

Image and Text – Dajnak and Kress: An exhibit of artwork and poetry that coexist in print. Including published books with illustrations, original artwork, and collaborative prints by Mania Dajnak and Leonard Kress. Poetry Reading by Kress at 8 p.m.

18. Toledo City Paper Offices
1120 Adams St. 419.244.9859 www.toledocitypaper.com

Judy Paschalis, an edgy quilt artist whose sociopolitical commentary and satirical touch blows the doors off a normally tame art form. Also displaying, Marcie Sigrist, a mixed-media artist with light-hearted, relaxing pieces.

19. Glass City Cafe
1107 Jackson St. 419.241.4519 www.glasscitycafe.com

The Café stays open late with live music, great, homemade food and its amazing collection of historic Toledo memorabilia on display, along with the best collection of locally-based merchandise, including Toledo-themed T-shirts and hoodies.

20. Madhouse Gallery
1215 Jackson St. 419.873.0538 www.madmadmad.com
Arturo Rodriguez brings his unique perspective on his blended Cuban and American cultures to Madhouse Gallery. Pop-aganda is a mixture of cultures and pop culture in what Rodriguez says is “a reminder of what a wonderfully absurd place the world can be.” Show runs through June 30.

21. Manos Garden Mural w/ Toledo Grows/ACT
Corner of Jackson & 14th Streets www.artcornertoledo.com

The mural at Manos Garden was designed and painted by Har Simrit-Singh as an Art Corner Toledo Project. This is a partnership between the artist and local urban agriculture agency, Toledo GROWS. Enjoy live music and see the seedling of a new community garden, just beginning to bloom.

22. Gallerie 333 at TSA 333 14th Street www.ts4a.org

Gallerie 333 will be featuring student works from Kaleidoscope 2011 for the month of June, with the exhibit opening June 7 during our annual fundraiser, “Death by Chocolate”. The students featured are from grades 6 – 12 and pieces were selected for the end of the year showcase.

23. Lifetime Building 1505 Adams St. 419-509-3338

Enjoy the Toledo premiere of visiting artist Amelia Schroeder; she will present new, vibrant, eco-abstract paintings. The show will also include watercolors by Collingwood Arts Center resident, Mary Dunkin.

24. Truth Art Gallery 1811 Adams St. www.thetruthtoledo.com

The Truth Gallery features a fine collection of African art works in its latest exhibition, “Art of Ghana.” The exhibit features striking wood carvings, traditional masks, wall profiles, shadow statues, and more. This evening also features a live jazz band.

25. Collingwood Arts Center
2413 Collingwood Blvd. 419.244.ARTS www.cactoledo.org

Resident artists show work in this 100+ year-old architectural treasure, be sure to see all three galleries.

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