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1717 Adams St
Toledo, OH, 43604
United States

(419) 214-1717

Events

Workshop : Dance with Dak
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop : Dance with Dak

Song: Hands on Me by Joss Stone

Dance with Dak is an inclusive dance program based on empowerment, community, and FUN. We want to celebrate everything that makes you fabulous! We invite all who love to boogie, whether you're on a stage, out with friends, tearing up the dance floor at your family wedding or just home alone while you clean the house. No dance experience is needed to come move your body with us! We will learn a new routine to a different song every class.

No class will be the same so therefore you can drop in anytime! Classes are $10 each and about an hour long. WE CANT WAIT TO MEET YOU!

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Workshop : Dance with Dak
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop : Dance with Dak

Song: Me Too by Meghan Trainor

Dance with Dak is an inclusive dance program based on empowerment, community, and FUN. We want to celebrate everything that makes you fabulous! We invite all who love to boogie, whether you're on a stage, out with friends, tearing up the dance floor at your family wedding or just home alone while you clean the house. No dance experience is needed to come move your body with us! We will learn a new routine to a different song every class.

No class will be the same so therefore you can drop in anytime! Classes are $10 each and about an hour long. WE CANT WAIT TO MEET YOU!

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Workshop: Floral Watercolors
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

Workshop: Floral Watercolors

Learn the basics of designing a floral watercolor piece; no background in watercolor required.   You will learn simple techniques on leaves and flowers; creating a beautiful floral piece to take home or give to someone special.  

All materials included all skill levels welcome!

$30

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Workshop: Floral Watercolors
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Workshop: Floral Watercolors

Learn the basics of designing a floral watercolor piece; no background in watercolor required.   You will learn simple techniques on leaves and flowers; creating a beautiful floral piece to take home or give to someone special.  

All materials included all skill levels welcome!

$30

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Art Loop : Art of Sport
Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

Art Loop : Art of Sport

The Art Loop in partnership with the Toledo Mud Hens and The Blade celebrates the unique relationship between art, sports, and culture to present a vibrant evening of local sports history, special exhibitions, interactive art, and athletic competitions. To learn more visit TheArtsCommission.org/ArtLoop

GETTING STARTED
WHERE TO START
Start at any of our 3 Information Stations at Handmade Toledo (1111 Adams), Imagination Station (1 Discovery Way), or Hensville (N St Clair St). There you'll find volunteers who can answer questions and help you select a route for the night based on your interests. You can take advantage of any available street parking or nearby parking garages. For Imagination Station we suggest the Promedica Depo Parking Garage (corner of Summit & Jefferson - $5 fee).

ACCESSIBILITY
You can ride, walk, bike or drive your way downtown during the Art Loop. Our bus service, provided by TARTA is 100% wheelchair accessible, with lifts or ramps. Check out the bus schedule below to best plan your Art Loop travels. Bus schedules can also be found at our Information Stations. For cyclists bikes ride free on a special front mount. You can identify all accessible venues by selecting the ADA Accessible filter on our online map. As our city works to improve infrastructure, construction may cause some delays. Our partners at TARTA are committed to providing quality service. Thank you for your support and patience! For questions regarding any accommodation needs please contact us at 419-254-2787.

COMPLIMENTARY RIDES
All children 12 and under, senior citizens, and students with an ID will receive complimentary wristbands to ride the Art Loop bus free of charge. Pick up your wristbands at one of our Information Stations: Handmade Toledo, Imagination Station, Main Library (starting in Oct), and Hensville.
ANYONE WEARING A PROFESSIONAL OR LOCAL TEAM SHIRT WILL RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY WRISTBANDS FOR THE ART OF SPORT ART LOOP.

THE ART OF SPORT EXHIBITION
5/3 FIELD | JUNE 20-JULY 15
This unique collaborative exhibition was curated specifically for the first ever Art Loop: The Art of Sport. Highlighting great moments in local and regional sports history, The Art of Sport Exhibition aims to tell the story of Toledo's inherent and intrinsic connections between two great pastimes that have come to define our city and its citizens. Through play, competition, collaboration, and creative expression, Toledo's arts communities and sports legacies have endured social, political, and economic challenges. Both are rooted in people and how they interact with our environment. Featuring fine examples of sports photography, pivotal moments in sports history, and quirky moments in competition, this exhibition aims to tell our story in a new way, through the lens of those present to capture the moment. With this exhibition, in honor of the 100-year anniversary of "Toledo's Day in the Sun," the infamous Dempsey-Willard boxing match, we pay special homage to Toledo's legacy of competitive fisticuffs, past and present. Games are creative by nature, from concept to competition the process by which we interact with one another is an art itself. Here we celebrate Toledo's legacy of inventiveness in that regard. Exhibition is inside 5/3 Field (off St. Clair in lobby next to Holy Toledo Tavern).

Presented in partnership by The Arts Commission, The Blade, and the Toledo Mud Hens

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Combined Forces Fest
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Combined Forces Fest


What happens when two awesome shows are about to compete on the same night?? Combine Forces into one amazing show!
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/combined-forces-fest-tickets-62048486694

Zenz-O-Tronic Industries and Reverend Guitars Present:
Combined Forces Fest
June 14, 2019
doors 8pm music 8:30

$15

Scotch Bonnets - Punky Reggae Rockers from Baltimore

Mary Rodgers Trio feat. Erik Bang and Erin Garber-Pearson - celebrating the release her new album “To the Ghost of Mary Rodgers”. Music and Circus arts. Also featuring Toledo’s own Dave Martin on the drumset!

J Navarro & the Traitors - Detroit Ska-supergroup!

The Zimmerman Twins - rough n tumble rock n roll

Violent Bloom - Chamber Pop Power Trio

Gebo Gomi & the Puke Trash - downriver crust punkers

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Comedian Derek Sheen Makes His Toledo Debut
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

Comedian Derek Sheen Makes His Toledo Debut

Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of insecurities, a gifted storyteller, actor and writer. He’s quickly become a favorite among comedy fans all over the globe, touring with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Janeane Garofolo and Rory Scovel. Posehn said of him, "Derek Sheen is a goddamn delight. So smart and funny it makes me mad. Tiny Idiot? More like Giant Genius!"

He has released three albums, "Holy Drivel, "Tiny Idiot," and "Disasterbation," all available on the Stand Up! Records label. He recently recorded his fourth album in Washington. And on June 13, he makes his Toledo debut, headlining a special intimate show at Handmade Toledo!

Opening the show will be local comedian and producer Keith Bergman, who recently came home from a whirlwind of touring, including an appearance with Sheen at the Alaska B4UDie Comedy Festival. Hosting the show is up-and-coming Detroit comedian, and partner in the Independent Comedy Club of Hamtramck, the talented Connor Meade.

$10 general admission. Seating is limited for this show. Beer and non-alcoholic drinks will be available. Doors will open 45 minutes before the event. Handmade Toledo is the nationally recognized maker store and creative space instrumental in revitalizing the Adams Street corridor in uptown Toledo.

For more information, contact Keith Bergman at exiletoledo@gmail.com.

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Workshop: Floral Watercolors
Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

Workshop: Floral Watercolors

Learn the basics of designing a floral watercolor piece; no background in watercolor required.   You will learn simple techniques on leaves and flowers; creating a beautiful floral piece to take home or give to someone special.  

All materials included all skill levels welcome!

$30

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Workshop: Intro to Crochet
May
25
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Intro to Crochet

Ever wanted to make a cozy blanket but you just can’t seem to turn a chain? Want to wow loved ones with a beautiful handmade scarf? Join us January 13 for Intro To Crochet. We’ll be covering all the basics and getting you started on your first project. You’ll also come away with resources to keep you going after class is done!

All supplies included & All skill levels welcome

$30

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Workshop: Intro to Crochet
May
25
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop: Intro to Crochet

Ever wanted to make a cozy blanket but you just can’t seem to turn a chain? Want to wow loved ones with a beautiful handmade scarf? Join us January 13 for Intro To Crochet. We’ll be covering all the basics and getting you started on your first project. You’ll also come away with resources to keep you going after class is done!

All supplies included & All skill levels welcome

$30

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Screen Printing Colorful Notecards
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Screen Printing Colorful Notecards

Learn about screen printing and go home with 12 notecards you made yourself in this intro level screen printing workshop! Layer patterns and colors as you choose to create your own unique designs. In this 3-hour workshop, Melissa Dettloff will guide you as you move from station to station, layering patterns and images to create your cards. Images will be prepared ahead of time, so you can focus on the fun part: printing!

All materials will be provided, including 12 notecards with envelopes. No experience necessary.

Students aged 14+ are welcome. Please note that due to the nature of screen printing, we will be standing for much of the class.

About Melissa:

Melissa Dettloff is a Detroit illustrator who has been screen printing since 2001. She prints posters, cards, fabric, zines, and more for her label Hooray Forever. Almost everything she makes has a dog on it.

$45

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Workshop: Yarn Spinning
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Yarn Spinning

Learn how to spin your own yard with a drop spindle with local fiber artist Andrew Kimmey. The first portion of the class will cover basic spinning terminology, tools, and history. Followed by learning how to use a spindle to spin yarn using wool prepared with fiber processing tools. The instructor will guide students through the entire spinning process. The final portion of the class will cover how to spin wool without any processing tools.

Students will leave this class with a drop spindle, handmade by Andrew himself, a quantity of handspun yarn, and the knowledge to make more. The instructor will also provide more information about sourcing fibers for spinning and references for furthering spinning knowledge.

Age range: 12+

$50

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Workshop: CHALK IT UP! Hand Lettered Chalkboard - Spring Edition
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop: CHALK IT UP! Hand Lettered Chalkboard - Spring Edition

Join Natalie of NatterDoodle for an evening full of springtime fun! In this workshop, Natalie will guide you through the process of hand lettering craft chalkboards for your spring  festivities. Use one of Natalie’s signature fun and festive designs (5 to choose from!) or create something original to you! Perfect for ushering in spring!

All supplies are included to make your chalkboard POP including transfer materials, lettering supplies and of course, good cheer! Each registration comes with all of the supplies needed

This workshop is only scheduled for one date in Toledo, so hurry up and snatch up your registration ASAP!

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks to our party, BYOB encouraged!

We'll party at Handmade Toledo!

Your experience includes:

  • One (1) 11x17 chalkboard

  • One (1) white chalk marker to keep and access to multiple colors for accents

  • A spring-themed design by lettering artist Natalie Keller Pariano of NatterDoodle (5 to choose from!)

  • All supplies needed to transfer a design to chalkboard

  • A thank you gift from Natalie

  • 2+ hours of instruction, fun and demonstrations from NatterDoodle

No experience with hand lettering is necessary!
Space is extremely limited. Register today to guarantee your spot.

Please note: This is a project based workshop where you will create a beautiful chalkboard with a hand lettered design; no hand lettering experience is required and you will not learn hand lettering techniques. For an introduction to the art form of hand lettering, please consider taking an Intro to Hand Lettering Workshop.

DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS SERVICE, WORKSHOP REGISTRATION IS NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERRABLE ONCE YOUR TICKET HAS BEEN PURCHASED. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK DATES BEFORE BOOKING.

$65

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Workshop: Intro to Watercolors
Apr
27
3:00 PM15:00

Workshop: Intro to Watercolors

In this class, participants will learn how to apply foundational watercolor painting methods to create a standalone piece to take home with them. There will be several themed templates to choose from. Participants will also learn how to use the various brushes, how to control the flow of water and paint on paper, as well as color blending.

 All materials included

All skill levels welcome

Age level : 14+

feel free to byob

$30

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Ode to the ZIP Code Live Event
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Ode to the ZIP Code Live Event

Your ZIP Code matters. It's not just an address, it's an identity.

For the fourth year in a row, The Fair Housing Center, The Arts Commission, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, and Toledo City Paper are partnering to host Ode to the ZIP Code! Toledo area residents penned short poems inspired by their ZIP Code, where the number of words in each line of the poem is determined by the corresponding digit in their ZIP Code.

Finalists have been chosen and will read their poems at a special event on April 18, 2019 at Handmade Toledo during the Art Loop. Winners will be selected from both the youth and adult categories and awarded cash prizes. The audience can join in by sharing zip odes during an open mic segment!

Top poems will also be published in the April 10 issue of the Toledo City Paper.

Last year's winning youth poem, by Tulia Pfeffinger:

4 Outside the house, waiting
3 To go in.
6 I’m nervous to see the inside
0 (holdingmybreathholdingmybreathholdingmybreath)
6 The door opens and I gasp—

April is both National Poetry Month and Fair Housing Month. The Ode to the ZIP Code event is a fun and creative way to engage the community in talking about where we live and how it affects our experiences and life outcomes. Inspiration for the contest came from the O, Miami Poetry Festival and WLRN-Miami Herald News, the originators of the “zip ode” concept.

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Workshop: Intro to Weaving
Apr
14
2:30 PM14:30

Workshop: Intro to Weaving

Come catch the weaver fever and try your hand at weaving on a frame loom! In this 2.5-hour class led by Columbus fiber artist Sarah Harste, you’ll create a woven wall hanging from start to finish to take home with you. This workshop will cover the basics of weaving, including basic tabby weave, adding fringe to your weaving, soumak stitch, and finishing and hanging your piece.


All tools will be provided and available for sale after the class — should you decide to continue your fiber journey! You'll also receive Sarah's "Beginner's Guide to Weaving" e-book after class to use as a guide for future creations. Space is limited so please be sure to register to secure your spot!


$75

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Workshop: Macrame Wall Hanging
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop: Macrame Wall Hanging

Macrame is back with a modern twist! Join us for this macrame wall hanging workshop, where you’ll make your own macrame masterpiece from start to finish. In this 2.5 hour workshop led by Columbus fiber artist Sarah Harste, you’ll learn three different knots and how to design your own unique wall hanging. Your choice of copper pieces and wood beads also available to dress your wall hanging up!

All materials included -- no need to bring anything except your creative enthusiasm! You'll also receive a "thank you" email from Sarah after class with instructions on where to source materials and a knot guide for future creations. Space is limited so please be sure to register to secure your spot!

$75

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EcoFest Toledo
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

EcoFest Toledo

Join the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission as we celebrate all things green at EcoFest Toledo on April 13, 2019 at Handmade Toledo! Come and enjoy live music, local foods, shopping, green booths, kids' activities, and workshops taught by local experts. EcoFest Toledo is open to all and admission is free!

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Workshop: Mountain Scape Watercolor
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Workshop: Mountain Scape Watercolor

In this workshop students will learn to paint a simple mountain scape using the value scale (dark to light) with one color with artist America Linn Ligman. 

Students will also learn basic techniques on using watercolor brushes and paint. No background required.

All materials included all skill levels welcome!

$30

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Workshop: Intro to Crochet
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Intro to Crochet

Ever wanted to make a cozy blanket but you just can’t seem to turn a chain? Want to wow loved ones with a beautiful handmade scarf? Join us January 13 for Intro To Crochet. We’ll be covering all the basics and getting you started on your first project. You’ll also come away with resources to keep you going after class is done!

All supplies included & All skill levels welcome

$30

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Workshop: Intro to Crochet
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop: Intro to Crochet

Ever wanted to make a cozy blanket but you just can’t seem to turn a chain? Want to wow loved ones with a beautiful handmade scarf? Join us January 13 for Intro To Crochet. We’ll be covering all the basics and getting you started on your first project. You’ll also come away with resources to keep you going after class is done!

All supplies included & All skill levels welcome

$30

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Workshop: Intro to Watercolors
Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Workshop: Intro to Watercolors

In this class, participants will learn how to apply foundational watercolor painting methods to create a standalone piece to take home with them. There will be several themed templates to choose from. Participants will also learn how to use the various brushes, how to control the flow of water and paint on paper, as well as color blending.

 All materials included

All skill levels welcome

Age level : 14+

feel free to byob

$30

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Workshop: Intro to Crochet
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Intro to Crochet

Ever wanted to make a cozy blanket but you just can’t seem to turn a chain? Want to wow loved ones with a beautiful handmade scarf? Join us January 13 for Intro To Crochet. We’ll be covering all the basics and getting you started on your first project. You’ll also come away with resources to keep you going after class is done!


All supplies included & All skill levels welcome


$30

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Workshop: Intro to Crochet
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop: Intro to Crochet

Ever wanted to make a cozy blanket but you just can’t seem to turn a chain? Want to wow loved ones with a beautiful handmade scarf? Join us January 13 for Intro To Crochet. We’ll be covering all the basics and getting you started on your first project. You’ll also come away with resources to keep you going after class is done!


All supplies included & All skill levels welcome


$30

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Workshop: Yarn Spinning
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Yarn Spinning

Learn how to spin your own yard with a drop spindle with local fiber artist Andrew Kimmey. The first portion of the class will cover basic spinning terminology, tools, and history. Followed by learning how to use a spindle to spin yarn using wool prepared with fiber processing tools. The instructor will guide students through the entire spinning process. The final portion of the class will cover how to spin wool without any processing tools.

Students will leave this class with a drop spindle, handmade by Andrew himself, a quantity of handspun yarn, and the knowledge to make more. The instructor will also provide more information about sourcing fibers for spinning and references for furthering spinning knowledge.

Age range: 12+

$50

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Workshop: Mountain Scape Watercolor
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

Workshop: Mountain Scape Watercolor

In this workshop students will learn to paint a simple mountain scape using the value scale (dark to light) with one color with artist America Linn Ligman. 

Students will also learn basic techniques on using watercolor brushes and paint. No background required.

All materials included all skill levels welcome!

$30

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Workshop: Intro to Abstract Acrylic Painting
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Intro to Abstract Acrylic Painting

Learn abstract painting techniques and discover how colors compliment one another. In this class you’ll get to explore different methods of acrylic paint application including using non-traditional materials such as sponges and palette knives. No background in painting needed. Participant will create a standalone piece on 8x10 canvas board to take home.

Participants are encouraged, not required, to bring any acrylic painting materials they already have, including:

-Acrylic paint (red, yellow, blue, black, white)

-Paintbrushes (large and medium sized flat and round brushes)

-Palette Knives

-Paint Tray

-Sponges

-PaintersTape

-Canvas Board/Panel

$30

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Workshop: Intro to Watercolors
Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Workshop: Intro to Watercolors

In this class, participants will learn how to apply foundational watercolor painting methods to create a standalone piece to take home with them. There will be several themed templates to choose from. Participants will also learn how to use the various brushes, how to control the flow of water and paint on paper, as well as color blending.

 All materials included

All skill levels welcome

Age level : 14+

feel free to byob

$30

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Workshop: Granny Squares
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Granny Squares

Learn to make one of the most versatile patterns in crochet! Granny squares can be used for anything from blankets to bags to sweaters. During this class we’ll go over the most popular granny shapes, square, circle and hexagon! We will also go color changes and joining techniques.


Requirements: Because this is an advanced beginner class you will need to know to to chain as well have an understanding of how to make a single or double crochet (if you need a brief reminder we will cover it quickly at the beginning of class)

$30

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Workshop: Floral Watercolors
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

Workshop: Floral Watercolors

Learn the basics of designing a floral watercolor piece; no background in watercolor required.   You will learn simple techniques on leaves and flowers; creating a beautiful floral piece to take home or give to someone special.  

All materials included all skill levels welcome!

$30

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Workshop: Yarn Spinning
Feb
2
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Yarn Spinning

Learn how to spin your own yard with a drop spindle with local fiber artist Andrew Kimmey. The first portion of the class will cover basic spinning terminology, tools, and history. Followed by learning how to use a spindle to spin yarn using wool prepared with fiber processing tools. The instructor will guide students through the entire spinning process. The final portion of the class will cover how to spin wool without any processing tools.


Students will leave this class with a drop spindle, handmade by Andrew himself, a quantity of handspun yarn, and the knowledge to make more. The instructor will also provide more information about sourcing fibers for spinning and references for furthering spinning knowledge.

Age range: 12+

$50

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Workshop: Intro to Watercolors
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

Workshop: Intro to Watercolors

In this class, participants will learn how to apply foundational watercolor painting methods to create a standalone piece to take home with them. There will be several themed templates to choose from. Participants will also learn how to use the various brushes, how to control the flow of water and paint on paper, as well as color blending.

 All materials included

All skill levels welcome

Age level : 14+

feel free to byob

$30

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