August Art Calendar 2023


Toledo Museum of Art

Current exhibits at Toledo Museum of Art include Expanding Horizons: The Evolving Character of a Nation, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg – Machine Auguries: Toledo, Our Belonging and Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club. See the Toledo Museum of Art website for details on each exhibit. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000.


Portraits, People and Pets Show

Take in a fine art show while exploring the Toledo Botanical Garden. Area artists will be featured in this exhibit. Through September 27. 11am-3pm. Toledo Artists’ Club, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr.


Exploring the Western Wild: Jan Bell and Jane Williams

Photographs and paintings of the North American West that capture its natural beauty. Through September 23. Noon-4pm. 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair St.


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THUR., Aug. 3

Homage to Willys

Toledo School for the Arts’ first public exhibit featuring classic Willys-Overland vehicles. Toledo Jeep Fest and Toledo School for the Arts will also present Fragile/Not Fragile, a collaborative fine art project. Also on Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5. Noon-7pm. Martin D. Porter Gallery, 1401 Adams St.

FRIDAY, Aug. 4

VIS-A-VIS Vol.1 Photography Exhibit

Four local Toledo area photographers come together to present a one-night event showcasing their work at The Switchboard downtown Toledo. Featured photographers Nick Amrhein @nickamphoto, Grant Beachy @grantbeachy, Josh Ball @vanity.studios, Rob Wagner @manoverboardimages. The exhibit will be on display in the gallery space of The Switchboard for 2 months. Loaded Gastro Food truck, DJ Ian Thomas and live music by Echo Record. 6pm-midnight. The Switchboard, 912 Monroe St. 


Hyter Portrait Group

Participants in the group will draw from the clothed model. Each four-week session features a different model. Also Saturday, Aug. 12 and Aug. 19. $5. 10am-noon. Common Space One, 1700 N. Reynolds Rd.


Barrio Latino Art Festival

Barrio Latino Art Festival celebrates diversity, innovation and achievement. Live music, dancing, food, artwork, crafts, a Grito contest, a Jalapeño contest, art kid’s activities and many other special performances. 3pm-midnight. Nuestra Gente Community Center, 1411 Broadway St.

SUNDAY, Aug. 13

Composition and Perspective with Ed Kennedy

Composition is the structure used to unify a painting. This class will explore several common compositional armatures such as the “rule of thirds,” an “S curve,” a cross and a “Steelyard” and how to apply them in your own paintings. $75. Noon-3pm. Fuller Art House, 5679 Main St., Sylvania.


Firenation Tent Sale

The annual glass art sale (formally Santa’s Secret Tent Sale), in the Firenation parking lot. 10am-4pm. Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery, 7166 Front St., Holland.

Last Look: Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

Meet in Herrick Lobby. Join Toledo Museum of Art’s Curator of American Art, Erin Corrales-Diaz, for a last look at Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club before closing on September 3rd. Pre Registration is required. 1pm. Also on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 5:30pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000.

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