Art Notes – May 2022

Art! Performers! Flamingos! Live!
For two years, the Bowling Green Art Walk has been more of an “art click,” as the annual event was held virtually. That changes in 2022, as the Bowling Green Arts Council and Downtown BG present the 30th Annual Art Walk, live and in person, on Saturday, May 14 from 11am-3pm. The event sees businesses throughout downtown BG hosting artists’ displays as well as live performances and an exhibit featuring one piece by each participating artist at the Wood County District Public Library. In addition, the event includes a Flamingo Raffle with participants winning a yard flamingo decorated by area residents. The event is free and open to the public. Visit downtownbgohio.org/art-walk for more information.

Spring art has sprung!
Also resuming after a pandemic-delay, the Toledo Women’s Art League (TWAL) is once again holding its Spring Art Show at the Toledo Artists Club gallery in the Metroparks’ Toledo Botanical Garden. The show, which runs through May 22, features two-dimensional works created by members of TWAL. The works will be judged by Jeanne Rudski of the Toledo Museum of Art, with ribbons and cash prizes being awarded. The pieces will be on display Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-4pm. 5403 Elmer Dr. 248-835-3949. Free admission.

Let’s Mix it up!
And, once more, celebrating the return of a traditional art event that has been postponed the past few years, The Arts Commission’s signature spring fundraiser, The Mix, will be held Friday, May 13. Called “Toledo’s Best Party,” the event brings artists of all stripes— from physical media to music and dancing, not to mention plenty of great food— together in a celebration of the area’s artistic community. 8pm-midnight, with a special VIP Preview from 6:30-8pm. $85, general admission; $190 VIP. Erie St. Market, 201 S. Erie St. 419-254-ARTS (2787). theartscommission.org/events/the-mix