TCP’s Official Guide to the 2018 Old West End Fest

. May 23, 2018.


10am | Saturday, June 2 | Glenwood Elementary (Robinwood/Collins St)

This eclectic convergence of art, music, street theatre and visual wonder will proceed south through the Old West End (Robinwood, Bancroft, Collingwood) ending at Collingwood at Woodruff (Art Fair/Marketplace).

Come celebrate the Mardi Gras of the North as we honor our 2018 King Wamba and Queen Sancha, Dave and Toni Moore, and our 2018 Grand Marshall, the State Championship Rogers Girls High School Basketball Team. This year’s coronation will take place on the Art Fair stage at approximately 11:30 am.


Scott High School Fantastic Dancing Machine, TSA (Toledo School for the Arts), Walleye Fanboni, Zenobia Shrine Highlander Bagpipers (first time ever), local party band Bitch, Thunder!, Culture Clash Records with a live band Kazoo Kids on the Block, as well as a variety of Art and Antique Cars, and many more!ArtCar



(A) Jacob Gerold, Jennifer & Dana Richmond Home

2725 Collingwood Blvd
This Four-Square style home was built in 1897 from plans drawn by the architectural firm of Langdon & Hohly (per the 1907 City Directory). This 5000 sq. ft., 6 bedroom and 5 bath home boasts the original paneled study, a parlor and butler’s pantry. The third floor was originally used as a ballroom. The property also has a decorative Carriage House that contains a 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. In later years, Marie Griswold, who was one of Toledo’s first female police officers, lived here. She later owned Griswold Realty.

(B) The Woolson-Brand Coachman’s House

630 Floyd St
The architecture is a Shingled Clapboard style and was originally the Coachman’s house. We believe it was built around 1904, according to the Sanborn Fire Map, but is rumored to be built as a playhouse in the late 1800s. Even from the outside, one is aware of the warmth and charm within. The stained glass windows are the first to catch your eye, and as you begin to
look around you will see the charming renovations and upgrades.

(C) The W.W. Morrison, Kosmyna/Keppi-Kosmyna Home

2044 Collingwood Blvd
This home was built in 1907 by famed architect George S. Mills. The exterior is a mix of Spanish Mission Revival and Arts and Crafts foursquare, adorned with original glass tile mosaics. The interior is a grand mansion with Mexican mahogany woodwork fusing the three styles of Colonial, Arts and Crafts, and Art Nouveau. The mantels and stairwell display hand carved irises and tulips, rich with wood inlay reminiscent of Charles Voysey.

(D) Harold Arms, David & Jennifer Hanson Home

2371 Scottwood Ave
This impressive Chateauesque-style building has adorned Scottwood Ave. since 1907. Built for Aaron Chesbrough’s Miltimore Company, the Harold Arms was designed and crafted by Bernard Becker. One of the first examples of inner city multi-family living is this cluster of row houses. The lavish historical detail shown in this building is French Renaissance style. Of particular interest are the very decorative parapet dormers and arched sandstone porch entrance.

(E) The David L. Stine Home

2333 Scottwood Ave
David L. Stine, distinguished painter and dean of architects in Toledo, lived in this 2nd floor duplex until his death in 1941. He designed the Lucas County Courthouse, Scott High School and the Libbey House on Scottwood. This home, built in 1917, is an English Cottage Revival style. This home contains many charming details including a voice tube for visitors, leaded glass windows, door lock covers, bay windows and built-in bookcases in the living room. The exterior features considerable dimensional interest, with multiple rooflines and a “bump out” for the dining room. There is a cantilevered hoist at the rear of the house to lift heavy objects to the second floor. The front entry with its coffered barrel-vaulted ceiling is especially interesting.



Available at each house tour location, at the Information Booths located at the Arboretum (Robinwood at Delaware), and at the corner of Woodruff at Parkwood Ave. (Marketplace Location)

House Tour Tickets: $15.00 per person | $25.00 per couple
Single House Tour Ticket: $5.00 | Children 12 and under: free.
Discount Tickets: Bring in 5 canned goods (benefiting Equality Toledo) or 5 pet food canned goods (benefiting The Compassionate Village) to the information booths and get your Tour Ticket for $10.00.

A BIG ‘Thank You’ to our wonderful homeowners! We could not have this festival without your house and time contributions!

Jennifer & Dana Richmond (House Captains: Michael Walker, Tim Bexten)
Chuck Madrigal & Finley Gleason (House Captains: Beth Finnzell, Aisling Coughlan)
Dave Kosmyna & Marcus Keppi-Kosmyna (House Captains: Marge Dottling, Bob Arthur)
David & Jennifer Hanson (House Captains: Ben Jewett, Sarah Johnston-Kraft)
Paul Valdez (House Captains: Michael Loomus, Jennifer Bak)


The streets of the Historic Old West End come alive with live music at major ‘porch parties’ where anything goes, featuring local and regional artists in a collaborative DIY setting.


(Robinwood at Delaware – Beer Garden)

Friday, June 1
7:00 – Violent Bloom
8:00 – Zimmerman Twins
9:00 – Oliver Hazard
Saturday, June 2
Noon – Full Circle Band (Classic Adult Contemporary)
1:00 – Minglewood Labor Camp (Blue Grass/Country Blues)
2:00 – Moths in the Attic (Indie/Folk/Rock)
3:00 – Not Invented Here (Classic Rock)
5:00 – Sympathy Orchestra (Progressive Rock)
7:00 – Excellent Enemies
9:00 – Fort Defiance
Sunday, June 3
Noon – Academy Brass (Brass Quintet)
1:00 – Tim Oehlers
2:00 – Muddy (Modern Folk)
3:00 – Cactus Jack (Dance Rock)
4:00 – Glass City Talent (Various Artists)


(Parkwood at Woodruff)

Saturday, June 2
1:00 – Agele Middle Eastern Dancers (Dancers of Egypt and N. Africa)
2:00 – Stayce Carey (Alternative Rock)
3:00 – Toledo Urban Future Jazz (Jazz)
4:00 – Sweet Melissa (Rock)
5:00 – Brad Tober & The Outsiders (Rock Blues)
Sunday, June 3
Noon – 3G (Acoustic Covers with a Twist)
1:00 – Refuge (Christian Rock)
2:00 – Backyard Broadway (Broadway Hits)
3:00 – Reina Mistique (Acoustic Soul)
4:00 – Throwback Thursday (Classic Rock/R&B)


OH Dub Fest 2018 | 2041 Parkwood | Saturday, June 2 | 12pm-12am

The Essentials, Katie’s Randy Cat, Second Mile Society,
Light Horizon, Hot Love, Sax & Violence, Imaginotron.


P(M)ARTY Porch | 2317 Robinwood | Saturday, June 2 | 12pm-?

Sarah Antivillain, G’itis & Jarga (Kalamazoo), Vs. the Troll, Yankee Ghost, Awesome Job, Fort Defiance (Nashville), Violent Bloom, The Go Rounds (Kalamazoo), DJ Shadowlounge.


Beech Grove
Bird’s Eye View Circus (Student/Teacher Showcase | Commons Park on Saturday: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm)
Children’s Theatre Workshop’s Pop-Up Theatre
Cole Habekost
Elizabeth Halsey
Kid Kris
Mae C Rae
Scott Sherer
The Changing Elements Band
Unfiltered Improv (at 2249 Glenwood)
Vester Frey



All children’s activities (unless otherwise noted) take place under the tent on Woodruff St, just east of Scottwood Ave. All activities are free.

SATURDAY (June 2) | SUNDAY (June 3)
-Activities from the Toledo Museum of Art, featuring take-away crafts on birds and wildlife.
-The premier of the “Lake Erie Sturgeon” model (photo opportunity).
-Inflatable Obstacle Course (on the Libbey House lawn) presented by Hero’s: The Party Experience.

“Funkytown Fotobooth” presented by Paramount Advantage.

“Jon Davis the Vibe Man” presented by Judy & David Winder and Kathy & Martin Jarret (see photo below)

THANK YOU to these folks that contributed to Children’s Activities: Ye Olde Durty Bird, Genoa Bank, Jacoby Expo, Jeff Traudt State Farm


The OWE 5k Stampede kicks off the second day of festival weekend Sunday morning. You start and finish this certified 5k race with the world famous Toledo Museum of Art as your backdrop. The run/walk has grown each year in popularity with the regional running community. The 5k winds its way through the historic tree-lined streets of Toledo’s Old West End. Enjoy the run, enjoy the neighborhood and enjoy the festival after the race is over.

-Sunday, June 3
-Registration begins at 7:30am
-5k Race & Walk begins at 9:00am
-Rain or shine.
-Old West End, Toledo. Race begins in front of the Professional Building at the corner of Parkwood and Monroe (1838 Parkwood).
-FREE parking available in the Toledo Museum of Art. Parking Lot located at Oakwood Ave off of Collingwood close to the University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts (East end of the main museum complex).
-USATF certified (OH 04017 PR)
-Paved and fast, electronic timing, splits at 1 and 2 miles. Live music marks the course!
Age Groups:
-Male and female divisions in each of the following age categories: 14 and under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 & over.

A huge ‘Thank You’ to the Toledo Symphony for donating the 5K Stampede prizes.

SUPER THANK YOU’S to: Beirut, Black Kite Coffee, Boy Scout Troop 39 (Rosary Cathedral), Carlos Poco Loco, City of Toledo, Costco, Fowl and Fodder, Georgjz419, Handmade Toledo, IPS (Scott Horner), Jan Hemsoth (Old West End Antiques), Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shop, Judy & David Winder, Jupmode (John Amato), Keith Zaborowski, Libbey House (Robert Zollweg), Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters, Manhattan’s Pub ‘N Cheer, Manos, Market on the Green, Martin & Kathy Jarret, Palmer House (Christine Palmer), Pizza Cat, Schmitt & Company, Seaway Marketplace, Second Sole, Shaw Eye Care, Toledo History Museum (Becky Visser and Amy Danforth), Toledo Roadrunners, Toledo Symphony, Walt Churchill’s, Welch Packaging.

T-SHIRT DESIGNS BY: Carli Cavanaugh (flamingo), Jess Heider (peacock), Jemma Hostetler (5K), Terry Burton (OWE), Sean O. Hill (OWE), Michael Walker (Super Hero)


Located just north of the Art Fair on Woodruff St, the Festival Marketplace will be filled with many merchants displaying and selling their works. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm.


Friday | 6:00p–10:30p (last call for beer tickets: 10:00p)
Beer pours end at 10:30p.

Saturday | 12:00p–10:30p (last call for beer tickets: 10:00p)
Beer pours end at 10:30p.

Sunday 12:00p–6:00p (last call for beer tickets: 5:30p)
Beer pours end at 6:00p.


Yes, there are plenty of food and beverages. A large variety of Festival food will be available at the Art Fair and at the Arboretum and even throughout random areas of Festival. There will be beer sales in the Arboretum from Maumee Bay, Earnest Brew Works and “Festival Cocktails” from Toledo Spirits. There will also be a variety of wine and Boochy Mama’s Probiotic Tonics.


Located on the grounds of the Toledo Museum Glass Pavilion, you will experience work from 45+ artists along the winding, shaded paths. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm.ArtFair

Other Happenings in the Neighborhood

Many neighbors host yard parties and have never met a stranger. Wander and make new friends. While the Old West End Association assumes no responsibility for these events, we appreciate our neighbors for adding to the fun atmosphere.


Many people just come to the festival for the MANY garage and yard sales. A list of addresses and locations are available at each Information Booth (Arboretum and Art Fair). Enjoy shopping!



MISSION STATEMENT: “Dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Old West End.” Our neighbors are dedicated individuals who believe preservation of our historic homes is vital to the City of Toledo.

(Front Row L-R) Sara Haynes, Dennis Lange, Jennifer Richmond, Tami Ernst, Kent Illenden. (Second Row L-R) Josh Thurston, Pam Snyder, Gloria Minard, JoAnn Phipps, Sue Postal,  Michelle Keller, Rock Hoffman, Beth Hoffman, John Shaw. (Third Row L-R) Dan Ankenbrandt,  Keven Schmenk, Matt Carder, Dustin Hostetler, Joe Patay, Micheline Brewer, Mike Wagner.  (Missing) Tom Guyton, Scott & Melissa Ramsey, Tara Hubbard, Kristin Kiser, Melonie Connelly,  Chris Hanley, Deb Kienzle, Paulette Mills, Mandy Lyons, Jemma Hostetler, Brad Arps,  Dave Petitjean, Dan Schmitt, Jeni Belt, Shelly Varelli, and Christine Parks.

2018 Festival Team: (Front Row L-R) Sara Haynes, Dennis Lange, Jennifer Richmond, Tami Ernst, Kent Illenden. (Second Row L-R) Josh Thurston, Pam Snyder, Gloria Minard, JoAnn Phipps, Sue Postal, Michelle Keller, Rock Hoffman, Beth Hoffman, John Shaw. (Third Row L-R) Dan Ankenbrandt, Keven Schmenk, Matt Carder, Dustin Hostetler, Joe Patay, Micheline Brewer, Mike Wagner. (Missing) Tom Guyton, Scott & Melissa Ramsey, Tara Hubbard, Kristin Kiser, Melonie Connelly, Chris Hanley, Deb Kienzle, Paulette Mills, Mandy Lyons, Jemma Hostetler, Brad Arps, Dave Petitjean, Dan Schmitt, Jeni Belt, Shelly Varelli, and Christine Parks.

Proceeds from the OWE Festival help support the following Old West End Association committees:


This committee consists of district residents whose mission is to: safeguard and promote historic preservation within the Old West End; provide historic preservation leadership; to see that the Historic District Ordinance is adhered to within the district; improve rundown, derelict and abandoned properties; promote the enforcement of local laws regarding nuisance properties and negligent landlords; in view of future energy concerns, remain open to ideas regarding the use of new building materials, which will add to the lifespan and viability of these homes, provided they are approved by the Historic District Plan Commission; join with other local historic preservation groups to share ideas and provide a united front in the wake of urban renewal, urban blight and in-filling; extend an outreach to surrounding communities that might want to work with us to help renew their own communities; and provide information about historic preservation work being done in the Old West End and other parts of the city and region.

Neighborhood Beautification and Improvement Grant (NB&I)

The purpose of the Annual Neighborhood Beautification and Improvement (NB&I) Grant program is to fund neighborhood projects that further the core values of The Old West End Association (OWEA).


The Agnes Reynolds Jackson Arboretum is a serene, two-acre garden spot located at the corner of Robinwood and Delaware Avenues, the former site of St. Lukes Hospital. It was named in honor of the late Agnes (Aggie) Reynolds Jackson in recognition of her years of devotion and hard work for the Old West End and Toledo. The support of Aggie’s family and the late Dr. Robert Jackson has been invaluable in the development of the Arboretum. In 1985, the Old West End Association acquired this land, once a neighborhood eyesore. It’s current beauty is due to the dedication and efforts of many Old West End residents. Trees, bushes and plantings are available for adoption as a memorial or honorarium for a friend or loved one. Commemorative bricks are also available for purchase. Music in the Park is a musical series performed in the park’s gazebo throughout the summer. Other events include a Trade’n Post (flea market), Fall Movie Series, and a Cookie Walk at the Tours de Noel Christmas Home Tours. Tax deductible donations are always welcome.


The Education Committee of the Old West End Association provides opportunities for both children and adults to learn more about the cultural diversity of our neighborhood and supports our neighborhood’s educational institutions. Grants and volunteer help are available to assist educational institutions with programs and/or projects. Currently we have an Annual Scholarship Award for residents in the 43610 and 43620 zip code areas. Any school student is eligible with a 3.6 GPA. We also partnership with Scott High School with and annual endowment to support the arts.


The Entrepreneurship Committee provides visibility for neighborhood businesses and OWE individuals to promote their business to the neighborhood by providing contact information and services.


The Neighborhood Beautification and Improvement (“NBI”) Fund was established by the Old West End Association in 2015. The purpose of the Fund is to award grants to support projects that benefit the Old West End. The source of the NBI Fund is each year’s festival proceeds, so your attendance and support at Festival directly improves our neighborhood. To date, the NBI Committee has awarded $35,000 in funds for the following projects:

-Historic benches and the TARTA bus stops on Collingwood
-Historic bus shelter for the bus stop at Delaware
-A mural on the fire station at Central and Detroit
-Repairs to the Libbey House porch
-A gardening and cooking program at Glenwood Elementary
-Repairs to the theatre ramp and staircase at Glenwood Elementary
-Planting and maintaining the planters at Collins/Parkwood and Virginia/Scottwood
-Funds to support a membership drive for Old West End Security

For more information on the NBI Fund, go to

We appreciate all of you who attend and financially support our Festival as well as all of our volunteers who make the Festival happen and enable us to raise these funds for the good of the neighborhood. Thank you!

JUNE 1 & 2

  • Chet

    2317 Robinwood is not the City Paper stage.