Arts briefs: ACGT hosts last Art Walk of seasonWritten by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (ACGT) is hosting its last Art Walk Series event of the season Sept. 23.
The Art Walk is aimed at showcasing the creativity that happens in Toledo, said Michelle Carlson, program coordinator for ACGT.
“It’s a great opportunity once a month to meet artists and visit galleries and see that there is a lot of culture here in Toledo,” she said.
Each Art Walk features different galleries and exhibits so no two Art Walks are the same, Carlson said. In addition to exhibits, many street performers will be performing between locations, she said.
More than 21 galleries have participated in the Art Walk series, including, 20 North Gallery, Madhouse Gallery, Studio M Printmakers as well as Gallerie 333 at Toledo School for the Arts.
The walk is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Downtown Toledo.
The ACGT will also host its fall Gallery Loop from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 15. The Gallery loop is similar to the Art Walk but provides individuals with transportation from venue to venue.
“It’s nice when it gets a little more chilly,” Carlson said. “It shakes it up and makes it a little different. It also allows new guests to attend different venues that may be a little farther out.”
The ACGT is working to have more performing arts as part of its Gallery Loop, Carlson said. On Sept. 14, Toledo City Council passed a resolution recognizing the ACGT’s contribution to Toledo through the Art Walk.
For more information and a list of all participating galleries, visit www.acgt.org.
Scrap 4 Art teaches tricks
Scrap 4 Art will host a two Halloween crafts workshops, “Make Your Own Halloween &Fall Decorations” and “Tricks for Making Halloween Costumes,” on Oct. 2.
Make Your Own Halloween & Fall Decorations is from 10 a.m. to noon. Those in attendance get to construct two crafts during the workshop.Crafts include pop bottle bats, monster hands and candle stick holders. Tricks for Making Halloween Costumes is from noon to 2 p.m. During that time individuals will learn techniques that make creating a Halloween costume easy and then be able to make their own costumes.
Scrap 4 Art is a nonprofit arts center that reuses supplies donated by members of the community in arts and crafts projects. Scrap 4 Art is located at 1501 Adams St. Each workshop is $12 a person.
For more information, call (419) 720-2978.
Destination Toledo Arts Escape
Destination Toledo will offer special deals on theater, symphony and opera tickets as well as special hotel packages as part of its Arts Escape.
“The reason we’re doing this we want to remind people what a great art community this is,”
said Cathy Miller, interim president of Destination Toledo. “It’s a great way to remind locals and draw visitors in from surrounding communities.”
From now until Dec. 11 individuals can take advantage of two-for-one ticket pricing on performances by the Toledo Opera, Toledo Symphony, Toledo Repertoire Theatre as well as shows at the Valentine Theatre. In addition, area hotels are offering special romance packages, which include champagne and breakfast for two.
The Destination Toledo website also lists exhibits at the Toledo Museum of Art so individuals can dedicate a whole weekend to the arts, Miller said.
For more information and to take advantage of special deals, visit www.dotoledo.org.
Rhythm on the River features singer Sir Charles
The Grand Rapids Historical Society will present singer Sir Charles, Charles A. Ewing, as part of its Rhythm on the River series Sept. 26.
“People can come out and hear all their favorite old tunes and enjoy the beautiful setting there,” said Lynne Long, board member for the Grand Rapids Historical Society.
Sir Charles, a “crooner,” sings music from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole, Long said.
The performance begins at 4 p.m. at the Wright Pavilion, located between the canal and the Maumee River at the end of Lincoln Street.
The event is free and open to the public. Those who attend are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, as the pavilion has no seating.
CAC celebrating its 25th anniversary at Raceway Park
The Collingwood Arts Center (CAC) celebration fundraiser at Raceway Park on Sept. 25 will feature live music, painting, art auctions and more by some of the area’s most celebrated talents.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $40 for singles and $70 per couple. All proceeds will go directly to the facility’s operating costs. The Collingwood Arts Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Tickets for the fundraiser may be purchased by calling (419) 244-2787 or by visiting the CAC business office weekdays between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call (419) 476-7751 or visit www.racewayparktoledo.com.