All posts by Jeff McGinnis

SQACC moves popular fundraiser online

For the past 12 years, the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center (SQACC) has held an Entre Amigos fundraiser, featuring celebrity waitstaff and a silent auction to raise money for Quintero classes and programs. While COVID-19 put a halt to these types of public events, the need for funding goes on. So SQACC is bringing

20 North Gallery Reopens by Appointment

20 North Gallery has officially reopened to visitors, by appointment. Call ahead to schedule a time to tour the gallery, with times available Wednesdays through Saturdays from Noon-4pm. 20 North will require everyone to wear masks on premises, and staff will be sanitizing surfaces before and after every visit. The Gallery has been closed to

Recreating famous Toledo landmarks in Lego (and more)

The Arts Commission and Imagination Station team up to present the Build With Us challenge, inviting participants to create replicas of famous Toledo landmarks — buildings, art, other structures — using materials found at home. Lego blocks, foam, Lincoln Logs, anything is fair game. Contestants can upload a picture of their finished work to Instagram

TMA brings visionary stained glass art to Toledo

The remarkable, beautiful and occasionally disturbing work of a remarkable artist will be the focus of the the Toledo Museum of Art’s new exhibit The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art. The presentation will open on June 27 featuring over 40 pieces by Schaechter. Working out of Philadelphia, Schaechter’s career has spanned over three

Take to the Black Kite stage again

After a long layoff, forced by the quarantine orders, Black Kite Coffee on Collingwood recently restarted an Open Mic Night. Held on a bi-weekly basis on Tuesdays at 5:30pm, the Black Kite’s Open Mic welcomes artists of all stripes, from musicians to poets and more. Spearheaded by UT alumnus and Toledo native Samuel Rudd, the