Films, more films, beast bikes and our Top 5 Art Loop Stops to Make in May

It’s the 3rd Thursday in May and we’re ready to get outside, feel inspired and finally enjoy some warm weather. Fortunately, this past winter— paired with bouts of bizarre midwestern weather— didn’t force Toledo creatives into hibernation. Instead, they’ve been organizing events like the Glass City Film Festival, inviting pedal-powered beasts to town, writing poetry, creating art

Packer Creek Pottery opens second Perrysburg location

Ceramic artist Jan Pugh’s stunning, whimsical pottery is now available in Perrysburg. The Genoa pottery studio founded by Jan Pugh, Packer Creek Pottery, has opened a second shop and gallery in Perrysburg. Off the wheel and ready to deal, functional ceramic works will be debuted during the gallery grand opening weekend. Thursday, May 18 through

Party with Your Boyfriend’s Stylist

Don’t have a boyfriend, let alone one with a stylist? No problem. Your Boyfriends Stylist (YBFS) is a fashion and art marketing group that wants to bring the style to you. Join them for a party full of art, fashion and music during The 4th Carlo Rossi Art Exhibition. Dance to music by DJ 100,

Roadtrip: Sam Beauford Woodshop

A great time is just an axe throw away. Adrian, Mich. is the scene of the first annual Great Lakes Woodworking Festival, hosted by Sam Beauford Woodshop. This full day of woodbased activities includes building and racing your own wooden car, gun stock carving exhibitions, tool appraisals, canoe paddle shaping, guitar making and a bandsaw

Handmade Toledo’s 10th Maker’s Mart offers new vendors and old favorites

In April 2012, Jessica “Oh Sew Betty” Crossfield first brought more than 80 local and regional makers together for Handmade Toledo’s Maker’s Mart, the city’s first juried indie craft fair. Since then, Crossfield’s dream of a one-day event has transformed into Handmade Toledo Maker’s Shoppe, a brick and mortar offering a year-round, small-scale experience,  with

Angelwood Gallery presents new “FLUX” exhibit

Regional artists working in a variety of styles are now on display at a Grand Rapids, Ohio gallery. Angelwood Gallery’s newest exhibit “FLUX” includes over 20 regional artists working in a range of medias. Visitors will see over 100 new pots by gallery owner and potter Julie A. Beutler, mixed media artists Andre Feller and

Toledo Museum of Art threaded rainbow artist to do glassblowing demonstrations

Last October, contemporary Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe stretched threaded rainbows across the Toledo Museum of Art’s Great Gallery for Plexus no. 35. Now, the artist behind the memorial installation returns to the TMA for a Glass Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) artist residency and lecture. Join Dawe for ticketed glassblowing demonstrations, where the artist will explore

Vamp Your Portfolio at the April Group Photo Shoot

Working photo professionals, looking to vamp up your portfolio? Network with other photographers, models, stylists, makeup artists, videographers, vendors and other creatives at the Collingwood Arts Center’s April Group Photo Shoot, hosted by Ohio photographer Boyd Hambleton. While both professionals and hobbyists are welcome to participate, this event is only open to ages 18 and

Ann Arbor Artist Pictures Humanity

What does the future of humanity offer? See how one artist’s vision looks on paper during Trans Human, a solo show of new works by Ann Arbor-based artist K.A. Letts. Using paper, paint and imagination, Letts has reworked origin myths from ancient culture and used them to speculate the promising and terrifying future of our