20 North Gallery presents: In Otherworlds

In Otherworlds is a two-man exhibit of paintings and prints by painter-digital collagist Dan Hernandez and master draftsman-printmaker, Craig Fisher, on display now through September 30 at downtown Toledo’s 20 North Gallery. These two Toledo art visionaries allow imagination to take them— and us— to places that seem at once familiar and uncanny. The source

Animal Art at the Toledo Zoo

The animals at the Toledo Zoo aren’t just curious, they’re creative. Two upcoming events demonstrate the expressive prowess of NW Ohio’s most unusual artists: The Toledo Zoo AAZK (American Association of Zoo Keepers) chapter will host a paint-night fundraiser to support tiger conservation efforts.  Nearly extinct because of poaching, the big cats preservation will benefit

Hooked on handmade art?

Sauder Village will hold their annual Rug Hooking Week, offering four days of classes, workshops and an impressive display featuring hundreds of handmade rugs done by artists throughout the country, Canada and abroad. The deadline to submit rugs or works in the mixed media category (including wool work, furniture and more) is noon, August 4.

Follow the light to the TMA for Twilight Tours: Garden Party

Gain a new perspective on the Toledo Museum of Art’s Georgia and David K. Welles Sculpture Garden during Twilight Tours: Garden Party. The nighttime tour will offer visitors flashlights, to highlight famous works, like Barry Flanagan’s Large Leaping Hare (1982) and Jaume Plensa’s Spiegel, in a new light. Before the tour begins, enjoy a drink

6th annual Barrio Latino Art Festival

Spend a minute in the 1200 block of Broadway to get a sense of the community’s creativity. With colorful, large murals, vibrant buildings and a community garden, the district’s expressive look is a perfect prelude to what you can expect during the 6th annual Barrio Latino Art Festival. See work by local artists and get

Young Artists At Work Creative Premiere

Why bore your walls with mass-produced art when you could be adding the flair of young talent to your home’s decor? The Arts Commission’s Young Artists At Work (YAAW) program is busy involving area youth artists in a six-week program that will yield a large mural displayed at Wilson Park, as well as numerous art

Circle 2445 Tours: Haute Couture

“Everything, eventually, comes back into style.” Typical thinking is that the cliché is true, but a look at the past shows not every style enjoys the rebound. Curious about what past trends were popular, and how designers created buzz before the age of fashion blogs and Instagram?  Witness the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection of

20 North Gallery features two critically acclaimed Toledo artists

Old and new combine with mystical results in 20 North Gallery’s newest exhibit, In Otherworlds, featuring new and existing works by two critically acclaimed Toledo artists, Craig Fisher and Daniel Hernandez. Despite different styles and media, both artists explore themes of science, technology and spirituality regarding the differences between what we see and what we

Handmade Toledo hosts beer soap workshop

Your favorite brews are not just for drinking: Lather up with your own handmade soap, scented with your favorite beer. Caitlyn Pisarski, founder of Motor City Soap, shares her craft with Toledo 1-4pm, Saturday, July 23 at a beer soap workshop. Make two batches of handmade soap using your favorite beers, learn a short history

Art on the Mall is back!

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Art on the Mall at the University of Toledo. Visit over 100 booths in the center of UT’s campus at this free event, including local artists showing glass, jewelry, painting, woodwork and more, all available for purchase. 10am-5pm, Saturday, July 30. University of Toledo 2801 Bancroft St. | 419-530-2586 utoledo.edu 

Jesse Mireles: Inside Out

Visiting an artist’s studio can be like taking a tour of an artist’s brain. The creative process is on view in the workspace, the artist’s strategies and methods exposed. The studio of Toledo painter Jesse Mireles is a colorful place, crowded but well-organized and full of possibility. Mireles’s studio is in downtown Toledo’s historic Secor