Past Events @ Hensville
Art Loop | Dancin' in the Streets
One of the Art Loops’ most popular annual events returns as Toledo’s dance community takes to the streets! Enjoy a wide array of contemporary, ethnic, traditional, and interactive dance performances throughout downtown. The Art Loop will be a kick-off to the weekend Momentum Festival. Come experience several temporary art projects that will debut at Promenade Park as part of Momentum!
For an up-to-date performance schedule visit TheArtsCommission.org/FeaturedLoop
1 DISCOVERY WAY | $5 AFTER 5PM
The Imagination Station is OPEN! ADMISSION IS $5 AFTER 5PM ON ART LOOP NIGHTS! While you're there enjoy the BeInstrumental petting zoo, where you can try your hand at a variety of musical instruments! During construction of the KeyBank Discovery Theater there will be a temporary labeled entrance. Suggested parking at the Promedica Depo Parking Garage (corner of Summit & Jefferson - $5 fee).
N. ST CLAIR STREET
Enjoy performances by Kaye Cook African Dancers, Aegela Centers for Middle Eastern Dance, Molly's Irish Dancers, El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico, and Lourdes Competitive Cheer Team, with crash performance by University of Toledo's Drumline and Scott High School Fantastic Dancin' Machine, followed up by headliners the Mawtini Dabkeh Troupe and We R Hip Hop!
SWINGIN' HOT ROD SHOW
The Swingin' Hot Rod Show will be in full roar on St Clair Street with swing dancing by the Bowling Green Falcon Swing Society along with nostalgia dragsters from the Piston Jammers Car Clubs.
LESSONS AND OPEN DANCE | 7-9PM
Join Michal T. Promotions for salsa lessons on St. Clair St. starting at 7pm followed by open dance until 9pm. All skill levels welcome. No need to sign up - just show up! Free and open to the public.
At Packo's at the Park join in the knee slapping fun with the Bavarian Sports Club. On the corner of Washington and Huron see the Kazenodaichi Taiko Ensemble.
400 WATER ST
Stop by Promende Park to experience the major attractions featured at the Momentum Festival (Sept 19-21). Experience SUPERNOVA Goes Viral!, presenting the best in digital animation from around the world to the public. Enjoy performances by iDance and The Modern Dance Company as they interact with temporary public art projects; Aqueous and Sound Sculpture. Learn more about Momentun and join us for Friday and Saturdays happenings!
GATHERED GLASSBLOWING STUDIO
23 N HURON | OPENING RECEPTION 6-9PM
Gathered Glassblowing Studio features local photographer and writer dirtykics with an exhibition of photographs titled “Nothing to Lose," a reflection on dirtykics’ daily interactions with people from the Toledo community, shot and printed using traditional analog film techniques and are often raw, unflinching, and honest portrayals of the people he encounters. The Gathered hot shop will be featuring local artisans fabricating new Keys to the City of Toledo in conjunction with Momentum along with letterpress demonstrations from upstairs studio Black Iron Press.
MOMENTUM | INTERSECTION EXHIBITION
Center for Visual Arts (620 Art Museum Dr)
OPENING RECEPTION | 5:30-7:30PM
The Arts Commission is pleased to debut new works by Alibi Studio (Detroit, MI), Sean Merchant (Brunswick, OH), and Zac Weinberg (Maumee, OH). Through new collaborations between applications of glass as an artistic medium and manufacturing processes, each project exemplifies new approaches to float glass. Momentum Intersection Opening Reception at The University of Toledo, Center for Visual Arts with the support of Pilkington Glass North America part of Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.,