The Holiday Loop takes place Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by: Michelle Carlson | Category: Events

All aboard! The Arts Commission is pleased to present the most popular day for fine art and downtown shopping during the holiday season. The Holiday Loop offers local art lovers and holiday shoppers an afternoon of complimentary bus rides to more than 30 galleries, artist studios, and local businesses throughout Downtown Toledo featuring a wide variety of one-of-a-kind fine art and handmade gifts. The Holiday Loop will feature two free Bus Loops circling separate parts of Downtown Toledo simultaneously, joined together at one convenient Transfer Location. ?
How it Works

The Red Loop will explore the Warehouse District, Central Business District, and the Old South End. The Blue Loop ventures into Uptown and the Old West End. Want to change Loops? It’s easy. Visitors can transfer to a different colored loop at the 333 Gallerie at Toledo School for the Arts.

The Holiday Loop is a program of The Arts Commission’s Live Work Create Toledo initiative, embracing economic development and revitalization through the arts. The Holiday Loop is a free, fun way to help acclimate the citizens of Greater Toledo to the exciting creativity happening in the Downtown core, and to become familiar with the wealth of artists, galleries, studios, and local businesses that populate the area, all while supporting local artists and local businesses in an exciting afternoon of holiday shopping.


Convenient free parking is available at the following locations:
All street parking is free on weekends
Toledo School for the Arts lot, 333 14th St. (parking lot accessible from Madison Ave.)
The Attic on Adams/Manos Restaurant lot, 1701 Adams Street (lots on both sides of 17th Street)
Toledo City Paper lot, 1120 Adams St (in rear of building)
Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd (across from Scott High School)


Maps and venue information will be available at all participating venues during the event, and will be available for download in advance of the event at


Holiday Loop is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council,, The Blade, The Toledo City Paper, Buckeye Cable System, HCR ManorCare, Mercy College, The University of Toledo, Bath Fitter, Margy & Scott Trumbull, and Paul Sullivan, AIA.

Bus Loops and Route Information

RSVP for The Holiday Loop on Facebook!

For more information, contact The Arts Commission:
419.254.2787 | | |

The Arts Commission is the longest standing arts commission in the state of Ohio, founded in 1959, administering the City of Toledo’s 1% for Art Program since 1977.

The Arts Commission is proudly supported by the Ohio Arts Council. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Press Release Contact Name: Michelle Carlson
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Organization Name: The Arts Commission
Organization Address: Toledo, OH