BEST OF TOLEDO 2021 – Art

VISUAL ARTIST (GLASS, SCULPTURE & INSTALLATION)
WINNER: Monkey Gnome
instagram.com/monkeygnome
The mysterious artist behind hundreds of gnome statues that have popped up all around the Toledo area for the past year and a half ran one of the most creative and effective campaigns for votes we’ve ever seen. From yard signs (including some that popped up outside our own office!) to custom statues and more, Monkey Gnome’s efforts made them a clear favorite for voters. We can’t wait to see what you do next year, Monkgomery!
RUNNER UP: Art by Mingo
Search “Art by Mingo” on Facebook

VISUAL ARTIST (PAINTING AND DRAWING)
WINNER: Kelly Brown
artbykelly.com
RUNNER UP: Dawn Bucklew
Search “Dawn Bucklew Art” on Facebook

PHOTOGRAPHER
WINNER: Carrie McCaughtry Photography
carriemccaughtry.com
RUNNER UP: With Love Photography
withlovephotographs.com

INDEPENDENT GALLERY
WINNER: Firenation Glass
7166 Front St., Holland. 419-866-6288. firenation.com
RUNNER UP: Art on Market Shoppes
facebook.com/Artonmarket

PLACE TO BUY LOCAL ART
WINNER: Handmade Toledo
1717 Adams St. 419-214-1717. handmadetoledo.com
RUNNER UP: Toledo Museum of Art
toledomuseum.org

ART CLASSES
WINNER: Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. toledomuseum.org
RUNNER UP: Tote & Go Canvas
toteandgocanvas.com

DANCE CLASSES
WINNER: Foormations Haus of Dance
1700 N. Reynolds St. 419-215-5233. foormations.com
RUNNER UP: Defying Gravity Dance Studio
defyinggravity.dance

FILMMAKER
WINNER: Anthony Wright
Search “Anthony Wright Films” on Facebook.
RUNNER UP: Josh Nagel
joshnagelproductions.com

LOCAL AUTHOR/WRITER
WINNER: Neaira Williams
neairatheauthor.com
RUNNER UP: Ashley Marie
twitter.com/ashleymari30

LOCAL THEATER GROUP
WINNER: Toledo Repertoire Theatre
16 10th St. 419-243-9277. toledorep.org
RUNNER UP: Glass City Improv
glasscityimprov.com

LOCAL ACTOR/PERFORMER
WINNER: Sunny Hooplove
facebook.com/sunnyhooplove
RUNNER UP: Neil Powell
facebook.com/neil.powell.90

COMEDIAN
WINNER: Emily Garrow
Search “Emily Garrow” on Facebook
RUNNER UP: Steve Sabo
Search “Steve Sabo” on Facebook

ART EXHIBIT OF 2021
WINNER: “Supernatural,” Toledo Museum of Art
RUNNER UP: “Art of the Cut,” Toledo Museum of Art