ACGT presents Art WalkWritten by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
Art Walk, the popular Downtown event sponsored by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo is set to return from 6 to 9 p.m. July 22.
“Each month, hundreds of people make it a point to come out and experience the event, walking the city, exploring new venues and businesses, getting to know the local artist population and their work,” said Ryan A. Bunch, assistant programs coordinator for ACGT. “It shows that there is a growing interest in art, and that art can be a positive vehicle of change, and a key part of Downtown’s revitalization efforts. The Art Walk is made possible by the businesses that take part and that are willing to work together, and work with ACGT to contribute to that positive change. I think that’s reflective of a uniquely Toledo trait of pulling together to move forward.”
Art Walk was created as part of ACGT’s Live Work Create Toledo program. In addition to the date in July, future events are planned for Aug. 26 and Sept. 23. Event highlights include jugglers, poetry readings, live music, film presentations, visual art and dancing in the streets. Art Walk is free and open to the public.
“We have an amazing pool of talent in Toledo, and finally there is a vehicle to showcase more than 100 artists each month to art patrons and those curious about local creativity. Simply put, this is a concise way to get a feel for what’s happening here, and what kind of work is being made here,” Bunch said. “This is Toledo’s first consistent ‘gallery hop,’ at least that I know of. I think it brings a lot of exposure and opportunity to local artists. We encourage artists to network with the galleries, and vice versa. Through the city, there are also opportunities for vendors’ licenses which allow artists to sell their work on the sidewalks.”
For more information, visit the website www.acgt.org.