May 2023 Art Notes: 30 Years of 20 North

Celebrate 20 North Gallery’s 30 years

20 North Gallery, the oldest independent gallery in Toledo, celebrates its 30th anniversary this spring with a retrospective exhibition featuring work by artists who have been central to its tenure, in a show called “20 North: 30 Years.” Artists include Aaron S. Bivins, Phil Hazard, Tom Marino, Jack Schmidt, L. Sue Szabo, Leslie Adams and more. The exhibit will be on view April 21 – June 24. The public reception and 30th Anniversary Celebration for 20 North Gallery will be held on Friday, May 19 from 6-9pm. Free. 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair St., Toledo. 419-241-2400.

Mini-Comic and Zine Workshop at Main Library

On Saturday, May 6 from 2-3pm, Main Library presents a Mini-Comic and Zine Workshop. In honor of Free Comic Book Day, make your own handmade, self-published mini-comics and zines while learning about their history and cultural importance. Free comics will be available for all attendees. This program is for all ages. Free. 325 N. Michigan St., Toledo. 419-259-5200.

Night Market in the Garden kicks off summer night market series

Toledo Night Market presents Night Market in the Garden at Toledo Botanical Gardens on Friday, May 12 from 4-9pm. Stroll through the gardens while exploring the Artist Village and shopping from artisan sellers. The Artist Village is home to eight arts organizations and studios, including the Toledo Potters Guild, the Toledo Area Glass Guild, Unruly Arts, Photo Arts Club of Toledo, Toledo Artists Club and Toledo Federation of Art Societies. Food trucks will be on site and there will be live music throughout the event. This event is the first in the Night Market season, which also sees events at the Toledo Farmers Market throughout warm months. Free.

5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo. 419-536-5566.