Yusuf Lateef and James Dickerson share space

Local artists Yusuf Lateef and James Dickerson, aka dirtykics, have collaborated on a one-of-a-kind exhibition now at Maumee Valley Country Day School. Lateef, cofounder of Radiant City Arts, a for-profit collective that emphasizes arts education, is a visual arts instructor at the Toledo School for the Arts. Dickerson is a street photographer whose recent themes

2020 Toledo ADDY Awards

The largest awards competition in all of advertising, the American Advertising Awards, or ADDYs, are a coveted prize for anyone working in the industry. The competition is broken up into three tiers, with local winners advancing to a district competition before the national finals. The 2020 Toledo ADDYs will be presented on February 20 at

Branching Out Studio Hosts monthly Yarn Circles

Calling all knitting/crocheting/yarn enthusiasts! Meet up with fellow fanatics at Branching Out Studio’s monthly Yarn Circle at the Toledo Botanical Garden. Share ideas with other creators, get help with your work or just take some time to relax and make. You can even drop off 8” squares for love-squared.org, a group working to create afghans

Art Crush Project at Toledo Museum of Art

Is there a piece in the Toledo Museum of Art that you love more than any other? Would you like to show the world your fondness for it— and maybe win some amazing prizes in the process? Visit the Museum between February 13 and 16 for their Art Crush event. Just pick up a valentine

“Intense Adornment” Showcases metalsmithing work at 20 North Gallery

L. Sue Szabo has spent 30 years making a living— and art— with her hands. A practicing physician since 1988, Szabo has also studied art and learned the delicate techniques of metalsmithing. Her work has appeared in several prominent exhibits and numerous books over the years. The public can sample her remarkable creations, both metal

Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission “Trashes” the Runway

The Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission aims to change the way you think about garbage and clothes— by making one out of the other. Trash the Runway, on March 7, will allow area designers to present fashionable outfits made out of trash and recyclables. A $200 prize will be given to the winning designer. The

Memorable Pieces at River House Arts

A pair of complimentary art exhibitions will wow attendees at River House Arts gallery now through March. Another Roadside Attraction displays the work of nine different artists in a variety of disciplines. The exhibit’s curator, Lane Cooper, is an artist who uses photographs to create bizarre, dreamlike canvases. Her work will be displayed in a

The Blair Museum of Lithophanes looks for new home

Since 1993, the world’s largest collection of lithophanes (19th-century translucent porcelain plaques) has been housed in Toledo at The Blair Museum of Lithophanes. One of the city’s unique attractions, the Museum moved to the campus of the Toledo Botanical Gardens in 2002, where it has attracted locals and international visitors for the last 18 years.

Tecumseh’s 11th Annual Ice Sculpture Festival

Some artists use delicate brushes, high-quality pens, or other intricate tools to create their masterpieces. Ice sculptors, however, use chainsaws, and we think that makes them cooler. See them wield the heavy machinery during Tecumseh’s 11th Annual Ice Sculpture Festival, a two-day celebration that includes ice carving demos, dueling carver competitions, fire juggling, stilt walking

Flashlight Tours: The Look of Love returns in February

The Toledo Museum of Art’s popular Flashlight Tours: The Look of Love will return in February for a romantic look at love, in a new light. Four sessions are available for these adults-only, after-hours docent-led tours of the TMA collection. Enjoy a complimentary sparkling drink to toast the evening. Advance registration is required. Tickets typically

Fuller Art House’s Intro to Acrylic Paints

Texturally unique and adaptable, acrylics are popular paints for artists, but some feel they lack the knowledge to utilize the medium fully. Fuller Art House’s three-week Intro to Acrylic Paints course will focus on the techniques to make beautiful acrylic pieces. Led by Dani Fuller, the course will guide beginners or longtime artists. $135 |

Spirits at the Bottle Shop

A unique combination of the supernatural and artistic worlds will converge during Sketching w/ Spirits at Mancy’s Italian’s Bottle Shop. Spiritual medium Sirena La Point will attempt to make connections between attendees and their departed loved ones, while Rob Vanitvelt, a sketch artist, will create a drawing based upon La Point’s communication. Minimum $15 menu